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What’s Wrong with AD

SIR: I have just started reading Tom Frame’s article “Should the Church Apologise to Atheists?” (May 2008) and right on the first page, second column, I find reference to the fifth century CE. CE? What’s wrong with AD? Anno Domini? Why this timidity in witnessing to our Christian tradition? Why this unresisting acceptance of the dictates of modern secular style? Of course, if we get rid of Anno Domini we also get rid of Before Christ, thus losing another easy way to acknowledge Jesus as central to our Western intellectual tradition. If we Christians lose the courage to defend the…

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