British Schools ‘Ban’ Jesus Christ Nationwide

Schools in the UK ban references to Jesus Christ

Schools across the UK  have ditched referring to Jesus Christ in religious education lessons so as not to offend non-Christians.

The traditional terms BC, Before Christ, and AD, Anno Domini, are being replaced with BCE – Before Common Era, and CE – Common Era.

Daily Mail reports: Local authority committees drawing up religious education syllabuses say the old terms may upset minorities or non-believers. But critics blasted the move as a ‘capitulation to political correctness’.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey said the rulings by the religious education committees were a ‘great shame’.

Muslim and Jewish leaders were also mystified, saying they were not offended by the familiar terms.

Local authority committees – known as Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education (SACREs) – from Brighton and Essex are among a growing number urging heads to ditch BC and AD.

The syllabus for schools in East Sussex, for example, reads: ‘BCE and CE are now used in order to show sensitivity to those who are not Christians.’

Lord Carey said: ‘I have never met a Muslim or Jewish leader who is offended by the Gregorian calendar’ while leading Imam Ibrahim Mogra said: ‘I don’t believe it causes Muslims offence.’ A spokesman for the Board of Deputies of British Jews said: ‘I don’t think anyone would mind if in mainstream schools they use BC and AD.’

Chris McGovern, the chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, said: removing BC and AD ‘is a capitulation to political correctness’.

National Association of Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education chair Paul Smalley said: ‘Individual SACREs and schools can make a judgment over which form of dating is appropriate.’

  • doitnowandbesavedfromHELL

    Every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess Jesus Christ is Lord.. the problem for most people is… they will say and do this AFTER it is too late for them…. Do it today folks… Hell is FOREVER

  • mary

    this is the satanic cabal at work big time throw these heretics out of office NOW

  • monica

    Why ? Are they preparing for the Muslim religion ? I am not Christian, but I stand behind the Christian religion as part of the British heritage

  • Fingal Carson

    Anglos are atheists, but Christianity is not a better solution. Get rid of ALL fairy-tale religions and return to spirituality.

    The saying “God can’t steer a parked car” is true. But people who believe in Abrahamic religions are stuck in neutral at best. Atheists have their parking brake engaged and agnostics are stuck in park.

    • youareafuckingIDIOT

      You are clearly a complete fucking idiot…. how the fuck can people so fucked up as you are get so fucked up… ffs…Idiot

      • Fingal Carson

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        Someone is talking about my inbred defective kind. MOMMY!!!!!!