Look, I like change and all, but this one is just a mess. I’ve tried but the similarity of letters of BCE CE and the religious system’s calendar which has been the common calendar of BC (and AD) now cause a unnecessary pause to figure out WTF time they are talking about on both timelines, which are the same, but the terms are different but enough the same that it causes this pause.
An major example of good intentions gone wrong. Now we have 2 time line, the second one totally unneeded as it is the first one, also with common related letters that are interchangeable and confusing. I won’t even go into the CE/BCE being re-coopted as the Before Christan Era /Christan Era - so both will always co-exist.
It also reasserts that Christianity is the defacto eternal standard, as that is what we use as out standard of time and that modern society has agreed to this with the new system.
I’m not saying don’t make a new calendar, I’m not saying make it non-religious, I’m saying what was done with BCE/CE did not serve either purpose and is a benefit to no body