I know of several posters, (people whom I respect), who obviously love the Lord; use the terms BCE (before the common era) and CE (common era) instead of BC (before Christ) and AD (Lit: the year of the Lord) when talking about timelines. I personally do not like the terms BCE and CE, as I feel (my opinion) that these terms are a secular attempt to remove "Christ from the equation" in much the same way as X-Mas.... Which terms do you prefer BCE/CE or BC/AD and why? Should we as Christians accept the secular terms simply because they have become common usage? What are your thoughts on the matter?