Get the X out of X-mas!

Have you ever heard someone say that? Do you ever write “X-mas”? Are you offended by the use of “Xmas”?

Well you oversensitive types have nothing to fear! The abbreviated form of Christmas is not some ploy by those darned atheists to remove Christ from the celebration of his own birthday.

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Notice something in the second word? The big “X”? That is the Greek capital letter Chi, the first letter in the word Christ.

? and/or ?P (P is the capital of ? [rho], the second letter in Christ) were/are common abbreviations used for Christ (at Regent I used ?/? and ?/? [Theta for ???? theos, God] a lot in taking notes). Saying “X-mas” is still saying Christmas. Even if some people are using the abbreviation to denounce Christ, they are, in fact, still proclaiming him. Enjoy the irony.

Some of you may still have to deal with Christmas being a reclamation of a pagan holiday, but at least you can still keep X-Mas.

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  1. Dumbwoman
    December 23rd, 2006 at 23:58 | #1

    I was pondering the X on my own blog a day or so ago! Now I know..I still love saying X-mas..

  2. December 24th, 2006 at 09:54 | #2

    Heh, glad I could help out! Merry X-mas! ;)

  3. December 24th, 2006 at 20:56 | #3

    Amen to that brother. Keep up your Greek!

    Have a Blessed Xmas.

  4. December 25th, 2006 at 15:18 | #4

    Hehe, thanks Conrade!

    God Bless to you and your family, I hope it is a joyous time! :)

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