It’s been suggested that I change all references on Omniglot to AD and BC to CE (Common Era) and BCE (Before Common Era). The usage of AD/BC is apparently offensive to some non-Christians. Usage of CE/BCE seems to be increasing, at least in some places.
While the Common Era system makes no mention of Christianity, it also starts counting at the supposed birth of Jesus Christ, though nobody is quite sure exactly when that happened.
There’s some background info on Wikipedia
An alternative solution to this problem is discussed at www.pinyin.info – the author proposes calling the current millenium the International Era (I.E.) – an interesting idea, I think.
What do you think? Are similiar things going on in other languages?