În numele „ştiinţei” numite „corectitudine politică”. Remus Cernea ce aşteaptă?
Australia va elimina naşterea lui Iisus ca punct de referinţă în timp în cărţile de istorie din şcoli.
Conform noii curicule corecte politic, termenul BC, Before Crist (ÎH, Înainte de Hristos) şi AD, Anno Domini (DH, După Hristos) vor fi înlocuite cu BCE (Before Common Era/Înaintea erei comune) şi CE (Common Era/Era comună)
Arhiepiscopul din Sydney, Peter Jensen, a condamnat decizia ca numind-o „o tentativă absurdă dpdv intelectual de a elimina pe Hristos din istorie”.
Acesta a spus că formula „common era” este „fără nici un fel de înţeles” şi a comparat-o cu folosirea „sezonului festiv” în locul Crăciunului. Schimbările introduse de guvern, urmau să se aplice de la anul, dar au fost amînate din cauza controversei.
Termenii CE and BCE au fost popularizaţi în mediul academic şi publicaţii ştiinţifice.
Although historical dates won’t change, with Christ’s birth remaining as the change point, the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority ruled that teachers will use the terms BCE (Before Common Era), which will replace BC, and CE (Common Era), which replaces AD, instead.
Opposition education spokesman Christopher Pyne, of Australia’s Liberal National Party, also criticised the government changes, which were supposed to be pushed through next year but have been delayed because of the row.
The Archbishop of Sydney Peter Jensen described the move as ‘intellectually absurd’
‘Australia is what it is today because of the foundations of our nation in the Judeo-Christian heritage that we inherited from Western civilization,’ he said.
‘Kowtowing to political correctness by the embarrassing removal of AD and BC in our national curriculum is of a piece with the fundamental flaw of trying to deny who we are as a people,’ he added.
The Common Era was originally introduced in the Sixth Century and appeared in English as early 1708.
Its use can traced back to the Latin term vulgaris aerae and the English Vulgar Era.
Use of the CE abbreviation was introduced by Jewish academics in the mid-19th century.
The terms CE and BCE became popular in academic and scientific publications in the late 20th century.
They were used by publishers to emphasise secularism or sensitivity to non-Christians, but both still use the Gregorian calendar and the year-numbering system revolving around BC and AD.
The Gregorian calendar – the most widely used in the world – is based on the traditionally reckoned year of the birth of Jesus, with AD counting the years afterwards and BC denoting the years before.
The term Anno Domini is Medieval Latin translated as ‘In the year of Our Lord.’