Is this a rock or not? I Would like to know
lizfried at umich.edu
Sun Feb 18 17:45:33 EST 2001
I suggest - and +.
I use it all the time, everyone knows immediately what I mean.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Rea [mailto:cctr114 at it.canterbury.ac.nz]
> Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2001 5:40 PM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: Is this a rock or not? I Would like to know
> 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.)
> Of course, one could always ask -- "Common" to whom? Dressing up a
> Christian dating system with "neutral" language doesn't change its
> Christian nature, so why do the CE/BCE thing at all? If someone is
> going to be offended by the date 2001 A.D., then they should be equally
> offended by 2001 anything.
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