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    Do you say CHRISTMAS or XMAS...

    The world tries to remove Christ from Christmas.

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    Look up the origin of Xmas.. you may be very suprised...

    Colleen

    Moderator

    LOL, A friend of mine told me that a few years ago. I use to think the X stood for the cross until she informed me of it's true meaning. I meant to go get the same info earlier to post here but got side tracked. Yes, these people do need to know and understand their own religion. I'll drop the link to make it easier everyone to find out who created the word Xmas.
    http://www.crivoice.org/symbols/xmasorigin.html

    Jenn

    Xmas" is a common abbreviation of the word "Christmas". It is sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but it, and variants such as "Xtemass", originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation, /ˈkrɪsməs/. The "-mas" part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for "Mass",[1] while the "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, translated as "Christ".

    Jenn

    i am Christian... but have not always been... many christians are riased in the church as their fathers and fore fathers and are given the oppertunity to learn things that are not traditionally taught.

    I absolutely HATE when people who use Xmas instead of Christman. It should be illegal.

    Colleen

    Moderator

    You'll have to take that up with your Pope then. It's a Christian thing.


    http://www.crivoice.org/symbols/xmasorigin.html

    leeroy

    I feel guilty or just lazy if I write the X, so most times I Keep the Christ in Christmas. Even though the actual birth of Jesus is believed to be closer to Easter.

    If anyone is interested as to why Christmas is celebrated on the Dec 25 and where many of it's traditions originate from, this is also a very informative read. For starters, the Christian religion over took a Pagan holiday that was celebrated on Dec 25th.


    "In 350, Pope Julius I declared that Christ's birth would be celebrated on December 25. There is little doubt that he was trying to make it as painless as possible for pagan Romans (who remained a majority at that time) to convert to Christianity."


    Quite a number of it's traditions are borrowed from other non Christian customs.


    http://www.essortment.com/christmas-pagan-origins-42543.html

    Christmas!!!

    I've always called it Christmas.

    When I speak it is Christmas, writing it is Xmas.



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