The Federal Government has announced a new national curriculum
which removes Christ from our dating system.
The terms Before Christ (BC) and Anno Domini (AD) will be replaced in the new curriculum by the politically correct terms Before the Common Era (BCE) and Common Era (CE).
The Australian Christian Lobby has launched a new Make A Stand campaign to give you the opportunity to voice your concerns about this move to your local Federal Member. Go to Make a Stand
and follow the instructions to send off an email to your politician.
This is the latest example of the trend in the West of removing any reference to Christ or Christianity from public discourse, especially in the public education system
The use of BC and AD in our dating system acknowledges the historical importance of the birth of Jesus Christ. It reflects the cultural basis of Christianity in the West, a heritage upon which Australia has been built, and from which it continues to benefit.
Removing the accurate terms BC and AD and replacing them with BCE and CE does not remove the fact of Jesus' coming, nor would it change the fact that our dates are still counted in the same way - 2000 CE is still 2,000 years after the birth of Christ. Rather, this is an attempt to remove the significance of Jesus in our culture and history and to ignore a historical reality which it cannot erase.