Many people, including me, are annoyed by the BCE and CE that has become the “standard” for dating in modern textbooks attempting to deny Christ. But I found an interesting tidbit. The Masons, in the 1700s, used a dating system of “BCE” which was “Before the Christian Era” because they believed (probably rightly) that Jesus was not born in 1 AD.
There you go. Next time someone uses a BCE, you can laugh, because you will know they are using another religion’s annotations.
Read more about Mason dating in this article in a Mason journal.