Islamic dating system
Some simply appeal to arguments of tradition and familiarity with the system.Still many other Christians object to the “scientific” origin of this designation.However, it is time for this battle to end; Christians should leave behind the BC/AD labels and adopt the BCE/CE dating system for all calendrical references.Christians have offered many reasons for maintaining the BC/AD system. It is a centuries-old argument that some maintain is integral to one’s identity as a Christian.
Conversely, Muslim adherents of Islam find much in Western social values and practices antithetical to their tradition.
Many Christians perceive the BCE/CE system to be an affront to Christianity.
They see the system as an attempt to eliminate “Christ” from the calendar, just as many reject the expression “x-mas” for removing “Christ” from Christmas.
Despite the rise of science, Christians have used—and many times have insisted upon—the continued use of the labels “AD” and “BC” to designate calendrical years, and thereby portray human history as directly relative to the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
But in our modern world of scientific reason and religious plurality, the battle over whether or not to use the increasingly accepted international scientific standard of BCE (“Before Common Era”) and CE (“Common Era”) has not waned, but rather has intensified.