Is this a rock or not? I Would like to know

Dave Washburn dwashbur at
Sat Feb 17 12:35:07 EST 2001

Ian wrote:
> (And it is normally accepted to use "CE" -- Common Era -- and "BCE", rather
> than the Christian biased "AD" (which you used in your initial post on the
> matter) and "BC" in scholarly circles. This is the imposition religious
> beliefs through indirect cultural means.)

This is simply not correct.  The scholarly literature is about evenly 
divided between the two practices, and true scholars know better 
than to read anything into use of one or the other.  CE/BCE is an 
alternative, not "normally accepted."  Scholarly writers, at least in 
the journals, use both.  No big deal.

> >Depending on ones definition of the term. I follow the one presented in the
> >NT.
> Crap, Dan. Total crap. You follow your interpretation -- an
> interpretation -- of the NT. The sun does not shine only from your navel,
> so, when you talk about "the one", this sounds like pure vanity.

Thank you for confining yourself to good, neutral scholarly 


Dave Washburn
"No study of probabilities inside a given frame can ever
tell us how probable it is that the frame itself can be
violated."  C. S. Lewis

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