Skip to comments.Who Invented "X"mas?
Posted on 12/03/2004 7:54:47 AM PST by rpellegrini
Who invented "X"mas? Why not C'mas, instead? My guess is that it was some twisted lefty from the heyday of communism in America. Someone who thought it important to X out Christ, not simply abbreviate.
That should be Chi-Rho-Iota-Sigma-Tau-Omicron-Sigma for Christos (accented on the final syllable in Greek, with both vowels short).
I knew someone had the details!
It was a recognition of irony.
Noted that you avoided the substantive part (IMHO) of my post.
Pardon!! That's Papa Alpha Romeo Delta Orange Neon! (or something like that!)
According to Turanga Leela, "Christmas" is an archaic pronunciation of "Xmas" (pronounced ECKS-mass), the holiday on which Santa Claus unleashes his wrath.
I resemble that remark. But TX is a little bit of heaven.
x is the letter "Chi" in Greek.
If you believe that the X stands for Christ in Greek, and that's the motivation,impression, and majority viewed interpretation of it, then you're too far gone for any help on this matter. It has come to a point that people are either too lazy to write CHRIST and elect an X, or they intentionally use the X to take the CHRIST out of Christmas.
As for hating, I just hate everything Greek. Don't you have a concept of the origin of SHQIPO is?
You are correct. In addition, Christ, spelled out in Greek, may also start with the letter chi. To see a capital chi, go into Word, type a capital C, highlight it, and change the font to Symbol.
English only? X is the secret sign for Christ, has been since the beginning.
In Greek, the name for Christ begins with the letter X.
Your Word trick is very cool, but alas, I use a Mac and do not own word.
Somebody ELSE might like that, though.
Double Christian. P is the Greek form of the letter R, so you have Windows CHRist, the Christian version of Windows. Who knew there was a Christian at MSFT? A lot of them, actually.
It's for Chi. If X stood for the cross, you would be honoring St. Anthony.
On the other hand, any day you want to choose to celebrate the birth of our savior is a good day to do so. Pray to God in thanks for the gift of our salvation, and celebrate. Glorify Christ and make a joyful noise.
If you do it on the same day as other belivers, so much the better. The date isn't important, what is in your heart and your purpose is important.
And yes, the son of God was probably not born on December 25th, but so what?
"Santa Claus" day is a pagan holiday, so don't celebrate it if you don't want.
Thank you for your kinds word.
I agree will them completely.
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