As Joel ‘the vacationing’ Watts informs us (quoting some Aussie paper or other)
Australia is to remove the birth of Jesus as a reference point for dates in school history books. Under the new politically correct curriculum, the terms BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini) will be replaced with BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era). The Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, yesterday condemned the move as an ‘intellectually absurd attempt to write Christ out of human history’.
Personally I think BCE and CE make perfect sense and so do BC and AD and I switch back and forth between them like a thirsty sailor goes from pub to pub. Getting so worked up about such designations is a bit childish. Anyway, Joel ‘the hideous swim suit wearing’ Watts cruelly observes
First, Australia was founded as a penal colony, hence Mark Stevens. Second, if you track the history of it, BC and AD were created in the 6th century and made it into English in 1708. So, hardly the stuff of foundations.
Mark isn’t an Aussie, he’s from New Zealand (I think)(or maybe Canada)(it’s all the same, isn’t it?).
If Joel’s not nicer he’s going to be eaten by a shark….