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Re: x-mas - why?

Apr 5, 2007


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Because using an "X" Means "Cross" and *Trying not to be religious* Jesus died on a Cross so Instead of saying Christmas, it's shortend to "X-Mas"


Am I right?
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Re: x-mas - why?

Apr 5, 2007
Understandable and agrred when saying it, but as of typing it, I don't see the problem. We might as well stop typing lol, btw, brb, etc...
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Re: x-mas - why?

Apr 5, 2007


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Primo101 wrote:
Because using an "X" Means "Cross" and *Trying not to be religious* Jesus died on a Cross so Instead of saying Christmas, it's shortend to "X-Mas"


Am I right?


eh, seems a bit overanalyzed.

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Re: x-mas - why?

Apr 5, 2007


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Primo101 wrote:
Because using an "X" Means "Cross" and *Trying not to be religious* Jesus died on a Cross so Instead of saying Christmas, it's shortend to "X-Mas"


Am I right?


Firstly, I don't see how you're trying not to get religious on a completely religious topic, and secondly, the holiday is celebrating his birth, nothing to do with his death, so it shouldn't have to do with the cross he was nailed to.
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Re: x-mas - why?

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Primo101 wrote:


Primo101 wrote:
Because using an "X" Means "Cross" and *Trying not to be religious* Jesus died on a Cross so Instead of saying Christmas, it's shortend to "X-Mas"


Am I right?


eh, seems a bit overanalyzed.


Whatever *Rolls eyes*



Ohh well, at least I gave my thoughts on it.
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Re: x-mas - why?

Apr 5, 2007


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Because using an "X" Means "Cross" and *Trying not to be religious* Jesus died on a Cross so Instead of saying Christmas, it's shortend to "X-Mas"



that might be true, but is not the reason everyone uses the word x-mas...seems like religous spin if you ask me...i prefer not to use the word christ...dont ask why, as it cant be discussed here.
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Re: x-mas - why?

Apr 5, 2007
because the american government wants to be "politically correct"
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Re: x-mas - why?

Apr 5, 2007


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Primo101 wrote:


Primo101 wrote:
Because using an "X" Means "Cross" and *Trying not to be religious* Jesus died on a Cross so Instead of saying Christmas, it's shortend to "X-Mas"


Am I right?


Firstly, I don't see how you're trying not to get religious on a completely religious topic, and secondly, the holiday is celebrating his birth, nothing to do with his death, so it shouldn't have to do with the cross he was nailed to.


I guess you're right.




But He died on a Cross (X) and so people started using an X instead of writing it all out.
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Re: x-mas - why?

Apr 5, 2007
actually use of the letter "X" is a traditional and accepted abbreviation for "christ".

from wikipedia:
"The word 'Christ' and its compounds, including 'Christmas', have been abbreviated for at least the past 1,000 years, long before the modern 'Xmas' was commonly used. 'Christ' was often written as 'XP' or 'Xt'; there are references in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as far back as 1021 AD."

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"The occasionally held belief that the "X" represents the cross Christ was crucified on has no basis in fact. St Andrew's Cross is X-shaped, but Christ's cross was probably shaped like a T or a †."
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Apr 5, 2007
I don't care about some dead guy who never existed or what they call it as long as I get my presents as far as i'm concerned the X stands for X marks the spot where my loot better be under that tree.
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