Newspaper reports last month suggested BC and AD would be replaced by the academic terms BCE (Before Common Era), CE (Common Era) and BP (Before Present).
The reports sparked outrage from religious leaders, with the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, labelling it an ''intellectually absurd attempt to write Christ out of human history''. But Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority's general manager of curriculum, Robert Randall, told a Senate hearing that BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini, Latin for ''the year of our lord'') would continue to be used.
''We haven't extinguished the use of BC and AD,'' he said.
Hey Bert, isn't Peter Jensen trying to extinguish AC/DC ?
On the contrary Ernie, Sydney Anglicans are fond of AC/DC... it's part of their post-gay approach in 'praying away the gay'!