I have never liked the new "Common Era" and "Before Common Era" schema for marking the years. First of all, it obviously offends me as a Christian to see and hear people try to erase anything to do with Jesus from our day to day lives. Secondly, He is still the marker for years you just changed the words at the end of the number. Oh yeah, and btw you are also using a calendar made up by the Catholic Church and named after a Pope.
With that in mind the following picture from The Stained Glass Buffalo about sums it up: