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BC or BCE?

Postby acforfamily » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:39 am

Hmm, I learn something new every day. Only did I realise yesterday that instead of 100 BC or 2010 AD, we can also use 100 BCE or 2010 CE.

:? ?
CE stands for "Common Era" and BCE stands for "Before Common Era"

For a little trivia, read here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Era

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Postby Muffins » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:48 am

You're right, they did it cause they didn't want people to think christianity was better than other races...

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Postby FMz » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:44 pm

Muffins wrote:You're right, they did it cause they didn't want people to think christianity was better than other races...


1) Christianity is not a race, its a belief/religion, Is never exclusive or inclusive.

2) There is never an issue or good/better/best or bad/worse/worst

3) even with the change of definition, the fact does not change.

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Postby kaydenbrown » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:44 pm

This is a tricky issue. More to do with history than anything else.

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Re: BC or BCE?

Postby Andaiz » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:23 pm

acforfamily wrote:Hmm, I learn something new every day. Only did I realise yesterday that instead of 100 BC or 2010 AD, we can also use 100 BCE or 2010 CE.

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CE stands for "Common Era" and BCE stands for "Before Common Era"

For a little trivia, read here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Era


Something new every day indeed...but historically speaking, 1 BC isn't 2 years before 1 AD either...isn't there a 30+ years in between? :wink: :?

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Re: BC or BCE?

Postby Blobbi » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:52 pm

Andaiz wrote:
Something new every day indeed...but historically speaking, 1 BC isn't 2 years before 1 AD either...isn't there a 30+ years in between? :wink: :?


Can you enlighten us? This 1BC - 1AD gap should be mathematical, no?

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Re: BC or BCE?

Postby FMz » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:53 pm

Andaiz wrote:
acforfamily wrote:Hmm, I learn something new every day. Only did I realise yesterday that instead of 100 BC or 2010 AD, we can also use 100 BCE or 2010 CE.

:? ?
CE stands for "Common Era" and BCE stands for "Before Common Era"

For a little trivia, read here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Era


Something new every day indeed...but historically speaking, 1 BC isn't 2 years before 1 AD either...isn't there a 30+ years in between? :wink: :?


and tat 30+ yrs depict? :D

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Postby Andaiz » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:12 am

:? I've always thought that BC meant before Christ and AD meant after death...so the 33+ years is the life of Christ on earth?

Must do more research coz I couldn't find an explanation to this although I saw the reference of the dates against a Roman calendar in one of the weblinks.

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Postby FMz » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:39 am

Andaiz wrote:so the 33+ years is the life of Christ on earth?.


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Postby skunk » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:59 am

Andaiz wrote::? I've always thought that BC meant before Christ and AD meant after death...so the 33+ years is the life of Christ on earth?


A.D doesn't mean "After Death" LOL

it means "Anno Domino"...."In the Year of Our Lord".

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