BBC: datas sem referência explícita a Cristo

É evidente que não se trata de não ofender ninguém. Nesse caso, os cristãos até se poderiam queixar.
O objectivo é erradicar o cristianismo do mapa da nossa civilização, tarefa que só os ignaros da essencial conexão entre cristianismo e Ocidente podem almejar, não percebendo que erradicar o cristianismo terá como consequência inevitável a corrosão do Ocidente, asserção ilustrada à saciedade pelos media a cada dia.
Recorde-se que uma tentativa de substituir o nascimento de Cristo como referência para a determinação do ano foi levada a cabo pelos revolucionários franceses, com o resultado conhecido. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Republican_Calendar]

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BBC drops Anno Domini and Before Christ to avoid offending non-Christians

The BBC has been accused of bowing to political correctness after it emerged that it was discouraging the use of the terms BC and AD for fear of offending non-Christians.

By Claire Duffin

12:59AM BST 25 Sep 2011

The Corporation's religion website states that it opts for the "religiously neutral" Common Era and Before Common Era, rather than Anno Domini (the year of Our Lord) and Before Christ.

It goes on: "As the BBC is committed to impartiality it is appropriate that we use terms that do not offend or alienate non-Christians."

But critics said the changes were meaningless because, just like AD and BC, the alternative terms still denote years in relation to the life of Christ.

Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester, said: "These changes are unnecessary and they don't achieve what the BBC wants them to achieve.

"Whether you use Common Era or Anno Domini, the date is actually still the same and the reference point is still the birth of Christ."

As well as the BBC's Religion and Ethics website, its Learning and GCSE Bitesize websites also use the alternative terms, which have also been used in some news bulletins and on some programmes.

The BBC said last night: "The BBC has not issued guidance on the dates system. Both AD and BC, and BE and BCE are widely accepted dates systems and the decision on which term to use lies with individual production and editorial teams."

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