The question of whether most people writing Xmas are aware of what it means has no bearing whatsoever on the question of why it came to be used in the first place.
The use of X to denote Christ throughout Christendom since the earliest times is indisputable, so what possible reason is there to think otherwise in this one instance?
posted on 12/03/2004 8:16:37 AM PST
So, in your reasoning, the fact that most people don't mean
"bow-legged" when they say "cute" is irrelevant? If it used to mean that to some people, it must always mean that to all people?
It's used as an irreverent, Christ-rejecting, cutesy short-cut. Christians shouldn't participate.
posted on 12/03/2004 8:23:01 AM PST
("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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