Tuesday, January 01, 2008
CE vs AD
Liberals may think that they are being enlightened and non-sectarian when they change from AD (Anno Domini) to CE (Common Era), but aren't isn't this sort of change another instance of Western post-Christian cultural imperialism? At least with Christ at the reference it is universal. But CE is common only because of fiat, accepted and used only because of the economic and cultural power of the West. If we abandon Christ as the universal reference point for all peoples, then why should non-Westerns continue to follow the "new" Western dating of years?