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Do You Consider Writing Christmas as "Xmas" sacrilegious and why?


Certain individuals have declined the spelling of XMAS as it used to be abbreviated, is this considered against Christianity and why is it not done anymore on an accepted basis?

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P. Thorpe Christiansen (duffsmom) says

4 years ago
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    Michelle Hawkins 4 years ago

    Never claimed to "know the origin", didn't know you had to just to discuss it.


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Peter Rogers (Radical Rog) says

4 years ago
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    Rod Marsden 4 years ago

    I'll go along with this. Forms of the cross are used in many pagan religions though possibly not in celebration of Saturnalia. The cross as a religious symbol predates Christianity.


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Michaelo1972 says

4 years ago
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    Dr. Arthur Ide 4 years ago

    The Christmas tree was sacred to the god Odin. Giving presents a part of the worship of the god Saturn. Lighting candles honored the god Apollo and Sol Invictus. Caroling was for the goddess Minerva. Cattle lowed for god Apis. Virgin birth was Isis.

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nanderson500 says

4 years ago
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    Rod Marsden 4 years ago

    One of the reasons to use Xmas would be to sock it to the political correctness bullies even though that really isn't in the spirit of Christmas.


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Brian Leekley (B. Leekley) says

4 years ago
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    Dr. Arthur Ide 4 years ago

    Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches still use Xmas except in the USA, UK and a few other nations. Xmas has greater authority from 423 CE to today than does Christmas that referred to a festival of drinking. X and a fish were wellknown symbols.

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Christianbunny says

4 years ago
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    teamrn 4 years ago

    Gross ignorance? Because Mensa members don't know one factoid that you know, that they don't, they're grossly ignorant? ,


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Demas W Jasper (Perspycacious) says

2 years ago
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    Rod Marsden 2 years ago

    Yes. Good one. The sign of the fish...

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Lucille Apcar (Pennypines) says

4 years ago
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    Deborah (eHealer) 4 years ago

    it's good not to be fanatical about anything, just think of all the energy you save!

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Highland Terrier says

4 years ago
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    teamrn 4 years ago

    What does it matter? It is the celebration of the birth of Christ; sure, we exchange gifts and celebrate the season, but taking Christ out of the season denigrates if and waters it down. And I'm a Sunday morning Christian!


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Lisa L Spangenberg (Medievalist) says

4 years ago
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    teamrn 4 years ago

    Not everyone knows or BELIEVES that Chi refers to Christ (CHI=CHR??)


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Rod Marsden says

4 years ago
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    teamrn 4 years ago

    Your average Joe does not know the meaning behind the X. Bottom line, we can shorthand and denigrate, or HONOR the day/date/meaning.


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ieshab1 says

4 years ago
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    Rod Marsden 2 years ago

    Saying Merry Christmas is fine. Read some of the above entries and you will find that historically Xmas is very old and does not take Christ at all out of the equation.

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womenintouch says

4 years ago
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  • Writer Chuck 4 years ago

    Back in the 50's businesses were accused of taking the Christ out of Christmas to save advertizing dollars and window space. Room for more word space for last minut sales. Christians complained and the word Christmas came back.


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Audra Brown (Audra18) says

4 years ago
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Khalid (khaalidb) says

3 years ago
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    Rod Marsden 2 years ago

    Xmas is a lot older than you might think and it historically doesn't take Christ out of the picture though it appears that many present day people think that it does.

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Lisa HW says

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Michelle Hawkins says

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    Deborah (eHealer) 4 years ago

    That's what I remember now~ People said it was taking the "christ" out of Christmas. Thanks!


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Ruth Clark (ruthclark3) says

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Tony Capon (capon) says

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    Michelle Hawkins 4 years ago

    Merry Christmas to you too!


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Goody5 says

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    Dr. Arthur Ide 4 years ago

    Not true: O'Conner, Patricia T.; Kellerman, Stewart (2009). Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language. New York: Random House. p. 77. Xmas is far older than Christmas.


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teamrn says

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  • Writer Chuck 4 years ago

    Christ means the Messiah the savior. It seems that celebrating Xmas takes away from and demeans the celebration of ones Savior. Would we be so willing to change in any way the name of a Muslim celebration? I don't think so.


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Lybrah says

4 years ago
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    Rod Marsden 2 years ago

    Read some of the above entries. Christ is not left out in Xmas. I take it if Christ is not left out in Xmas you don't have a problem with it.

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