Critics say the new terms [CE and BCE] are meaningless because, just like AD and BC, they still denote years in relation to the life of Christ.
My two cents
I also believe that the CE/BCE technique is a cop-out. If it were that bad, then it would have reached a groundswell much earlier; that’s one way of knowing that it’s a relativistic argument, and relativistic arguments don’t hold much sway. I thought AD (Anno Domini) meant year of the Lord—not their Lord.
Hastings, C. (2011). BBC turns its back on year of Our Lord: 2,000 years of Christianity jettisoned for politically correct ‘Common Era’. Available: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2041265/BBC-turns-year-Our-Lord-2-000-years-Christianity-jettisoned-politically-correct-Common-Era.html?printingPage=true. Last accessed 16th Nov 2011.