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Old December 18th, 2007, 11:10 PM   #1
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For the love of X, please keep the X in Xmas....it's the only way!!
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For the love of X, please keep the X in Xmas....it's the only way!!
I expected nothing less from you. Take your kids to see Golden Compass for X-mas, I'm sure you'll approve

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Old December 18th, 2007, 11:21 PM   #3
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As I expected. It was a little joke to those who actually have delved into the history of the faith, not a jibe at those who don't. You, obviously, fall into the latter category. If you take the time to research, you'll find it rather interesting. Pax.
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At the same time, Christmas will be written and printed a billion times as what some people call an eye-sore of an abbreviation: Xmas. This neologism was first recorded in 155. But, then, the X in Xmas is a very old abbreviation for Christ. An X-like character in the Greek alphabet is called chi (pronounced kee). Theologians have used chi as an abbreviation for Christ (Khristos in Greek). Christianity was recorded written as "Xianity" as early as 1100.

The other explanation is that in the Middle Ages few could read or write, and some of these people would make "their mark" (thence the origin of the phrase) making an elaborate mark or stylised scrawl as their signature. Those not able to do so simply drew a cross, the symbol of Christ, on the paper and then kissed it. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfil obligations specified in the document, and the X and the kiss eventually became synonymous. This X symbol was known as the Christ-cross, which later turned to "crisscross" and X also found its way into Xmas. That is why Xs sometimes (esp. at the end of a letter) signify kisses.
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I find it a little curious that people think that "Xmas", as written, is or could ever cheapen or belittle the meaning or importance of Christmas.

As a clearer and more concise explanation, XP (and to a lesser extent Xt) were used to signify Christ, as they the first two (or first and fifth, in the case of Xt) letters in the Greek word that means "Christ". As much of the early documentation of the christian religion was written in Greek, it became the accepted symbol of Christ. As did X.

When being written (or printed, in latter times) the symbol XP was quicker and easier to produce than "Christ". So it was used. When the process of printing became easier and cheaper, XP was dropped for the english "Christ". And so it is.

However, the XP still lives on in churches, in the form of the labarum, a symbol commonly, but not always, found on the top of depictions of Christ on the cross. So, you see, it's a symbol of your church from it's very beginning, and one that you should embrace, not fear. It isn't a "made-up" or artificial symbol.


History is pretty cool.





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♠ ♥ ♣ so easily amused isn't he. Merry Xmashanakwanzaka
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like this, merry tmas
















J/K just use a larger font, lower case t but a different font like comic sans ms
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Merry Christmas to all, or happy, merry, jolly, whatever holiday you wanna call it to you sponsored by AMERICA!
and if ur offended, get the fwk out!
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