A few years ago now, the common practice of denoting time as BC or AD for “Before Christ” or “Anno Domini“was changed to BCE or CE to for “Before Christian Era” or “Christian Era” in recognition that not everyone would see Jesus as the Christ or refer to him as their Lord, though the Christian era was undeniable. It struck me just recently that even this may convention become dated… and I’m wondering if it may someday be accurate to summarize:
Prehistory Year 1 = BCE = Before Christian Era
Year 1 Year 2000 = CE = Christian Era
Year 2001 (indefinite future) = PCE = Post-Christian Era
…just thinking aloud. Wondering.