"The current year is 2012. This is 2,012 years not from Caesar, Buddha, or Mohammed, but from the birth of Jesus Christ. Dan Flynn notes that "[t]he attempt to replace Anno Domini (AD) and BC (Before Christ) with BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era) is yet another exercise in futility. Doesn't this Common Era, after all, begin with the life of Christ?"
"The impact of Christ's resurrection can be seen in institutions and nations -- virtually every facet of life, as I said earlier -- but I think it is most noticeable in the lives of individuals. We may measure our years from His birth, but our hope is in His resurrection."
More here on the historic Christ.