Australia goes PC and drops BC from curriculum
Under the new politically correct curriculum, BC and AD will be replaced with BCE (Before Common Era), BP (Before Present) and CE (Common Era).
Peter Jensen, the Archbishop of Sydney, said that taking references to the birth of Christ out of schoolbooks was an “intellectually absurd attempt to write Christ out of human history.”
The changes have also angered conservatives in the opposition Liberal National Party, whose education spokesman, Christopher Pyne, 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.
“Australia is what it is today because of the foundations of our nation in the JudeoChristian heritage that we inherited from Western civilization.”
But the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority said the new terms were the increasingly common standard for representing dates.
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