PC gone mad: Schools scrap BC and AD to avoid offending non-Christians

CRITICS have slammed a move in which schools are dropping terms BC and AD in religious education lessons to avoid offending non-Christians.

political correctness PC gone mad BC AD terms schools religious educationIn some educational institutions, BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini) have been replaced with terms BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era).

The new terms still indicate the periods before and after the birth of Christ, but have been put into use as local authority committees say the old terms may upset minorities and atheists.

But critics blasted the move as a “capitulation to political correctness”, while non-Christian religious leaders said the move was unnecessary, according to the Mail on Sunday.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey said the ruling by the religious education committees was a “great shame”.

He said he has “never met a Muslim or Jewish leader who is offended by the Gregorian calendar”, while leading Imam Ibrahim Mogra said “I don’t believe it causes Muslims offence”…

/The syllabus for schools in East Sussex reads: “BCE and CE are now used in order to show sensitivity to those who are not Christians.”…

Also published on Fenixx.org

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