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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:20 PM

Just read on FB that the letter "x" is anti-Christmas...

Let the silliness begin.

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Reply Just read on FB that the letter "x" is anti-Christmas... (Original post)
cynatnite Nov 2012 OP
slackmaster Nov 2012 #1
jberryhill Nov 2012 #2
cynatnite Nov 2012 #6
jberryhill Nov 2012 #15
DBoon Nov 2012 #3
waddirum Nov 2012 #23
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #4
yewberry Nov 2012 #5
cynatnite Nov 2012 #7
JohnnyRingo Nov 2012 #8
jberryhill Nov 2012 #13
JohnnyRingo Nov 2012 #22
underpants Nov 2012 #9
northoftheborder Nov 2012 #10
99Forever Nov 2012 #11
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #12
99Forever Nov 2012 #14
hootinholler Nov 2012 #16
cali Nov 2012 #17
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #18
cynatnite Nov 2012 #19
NashvilleLefty Nov 2012 #20
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #21
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #24

Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:21 PM

1. There's only one appropriate response to such silliness

 

More silliness.



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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:22 PM

2. Morons

The "X" in Xmas is the Greek letter "chi" which is the same symbol in that fish on the back of their car.

Χριστός - Christos

These nitwits don't even know Christian history.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:31 PM

6. I didn't know that either. Thanks for the education :) n/t

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Response to cynatnite (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:54 PM

15. They think Paul wrote in English, I guess

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:26 PM

3. tell it to these guys

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Response to DBoon (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:39 PM

23. they're still around

I saw them a year ago at the Voodoo Experience festival in New Orleans.

I also read an interview with members of X, where they claim that they draw more attendance at shows now than they ever did in the early 80s.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:26 PM

4. I remember years ago I had a teacher that went on a rampage because someone had used

Merry Xmas on a card making assignment in the first grade. As a little kid I thought WTF, OK, OK, but no need to get red in the face and scream for 15 minutes. ... of course, she was a battle axe to begin with ...

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:30 PM

5. That person probably never studied Greek.

You could suggest that every time an X occurs, we should spell out 'Christ.'

We'd be playing Christylophones and getting all eChristcited for (and eChristhausted by) our holiday shopping.

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Response to yewberry (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:32 PM

7. ....

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:32 PM

8. I've been criticized for using Xmas.

I was told it's a way to avoid using the name Christ when spelling the holiday. Probably right, so I do it more now.

I was pretty ambivalent about people's religion all my life until my youngest son turned Witness. Now I miss seeing my grandchildren and have great resentment toward those who want me to change in order to preserve their beliefs.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:48 PM

13. It IS Christ's name in the Greek New Testament



ΙΧΘΥΣ (Ichthys) is an acronym for "Ίησοῦς Χριστός, Θεοῦ Υἱός, Σωτήρ", (Iēsous Christos, Theou Yios, Sōtēr), which translates into English as "Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior".

How these people don't know that X is a dual symbol for Christ - both as an initial and sign of the cross - is amazing.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:34 PM

22. Don't rob me of my spiteful joy

LOL. Just kidding, but I'll remember that in case I have to hear again about how I'm shattering someone's belief.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:32 PM

9. I remember that from the 70's - that was the beginning of the "War on Christmas"

their war so as to make themselves look like victims.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:34 PM

10. There was an excellent post about the history of the X in Xmas....

I cannot find it; I thought it was on DU. It has historically been used to stand for the word "Christ" by leaders in the church. It comes from the Greek language....

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:39 PM

11. Since I'm thoroughly convinced...

.. that neither fairy tales or magic are real, I'll be certain to always use the English "x" from now on when referring to Xmas.

Thanks for the info.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:45 PM

12. Oooh, you'll piss off some of the Xtians if you do that.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #12)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:52 PM

14. Not my intent...

... just a very pleasing side effect.


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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:56 PM

16. Have they been watching Futurama

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:58 PM

17. This message is brought to you by the letter "y"

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 12:59 PM

18. I also have heard that the X was the symbol used to mark where secret services were located

back when the Christians were persecuted.

Its actually got a ton of meaning for Christians and they reject it out of ignorance (which shouldn't surprise me actually).

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:43 PM

19. Someone on FB pointed out that the illiterate used it during medieval times. n/t

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:22 PM

20. Help keep the X in Xmas!

for those old enough to remember that "crusade".

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:23 PM

21. Political elections may be the "silly season"

 

but this war on Christmas nonsense is the silliest season of all.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:27 PM

24. These people obviously don't know the history of their own church.

The Greek letter X or chi is the first letter of the word Christos and was often used by early Christians to signify their faith. Xmas is just an abbreviation, not an elimination of Christ.

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