helt plötsligt blev det tyst
Anno Domini iirc
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I use BC. I've never used the term "AD/CE" at any point in my life and BC/BCE sound more or less identical, so...
It's because that one doesn't have a mythological connotation, whereas BC/AD obviously refers to Christianity
Not anymore, anyway.
The turning point between the two eras is still the birth of Jesus, so it's still religious.
And even then, they're so far removed from their original meaning that BC/AD are more or less secular; regardless, I find it silly that you must use the non-religious terms to refer to the year.
Because the Roman Empire didn't fall in a single year.
Correct me if I'm wrong here, but isn't 476 the year that Rome fell? Obviously the empire was in decline beforehand but something important (the murder of the last Roman emperor, iirc) occurred then.
Then again I was never good in history class so I'm probably wrong.