“I have chosen to use the traditional designations BC and AD for dates. I understand why many historians choose to use BCE and CE in an attempt to avoid seeing history entirely from a Judeo-Christian point of view, but using BCE while still reckoning from Christ’s birth seems, to me, fairly pointless.” ~ Susan Wise Bauer, in The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome. New York: W.W. Norton (2007). page xxvii.
“Even if concentrating on matters of theoretically factual history, irrespective of religion or politics, there still surfaces the religious problem of how dates should be quoted. Using the politically correct, religiously-neutral and increasingly-favored BCE (Before the Common Era) and CE (Common Era) will satisfy Jews and agnostics, but mystify the uninformed and irritate most Christian readers. Using the long-established but clearly Christian-biased BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini) has clarity, tradition, and Christians on your side, but risks alienating many agnostics and Jews.” ~ Ian Wilson, in The Bible as History. London: Wiedenfeld & Nicolson (1999). page 12