In Case You Use Xmas Instead Of Christmas [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago in Misc

If someone ever calls you out on the usage of the word Xmas instead of Christmas, now you"ll have a wonderful comeback.
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Male 335
Ah, the good old days when religious nuts killed over differences in faith. Oh, wait....
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Male 12,365
[quote]I`m not saying that any other religions festivities should be disrespected, but Christmas should be honored and respected.[/quote]

By Christians, sure, but by what warped reasoning do you think that I am waging war against you if I don`t want to pay for your religion or have your religion pushed at everyone, on public land and with the official approval of the government?

You are falsely claiming victimhood in order to obtain power. That can be a very effective technique...if you are so immoral that you`re willing to stoop to it. Personally, I wouldn`t belittle myself like that.
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Male 12,365
[quote](it was the feast of the invincible sun).


I believe you mean winter solstice [/quote]

Your belief is incorrect.

The date chosen for Christmas was, very specifically, the date of the feast of the invincible sun. It was not the winter solstice.

The reason was simple - the feast of the invincible sun was widely celebrated in Rome when Christianity was starting to gain power.

Pagan Romans tended to run the two celebrations together - Saturnalia (which had already been extended to 5 days and in some ways longer than that as a festive period) and Sol Invictus.

Many of the "Christmas" customs do come from Saturnalia (e.g. time of peace and goodwill, giving of gifts, family get togethers, etc), but the specific date of Christmas comes from the feast of the invincible sun.
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Male 723
@ByOwlPost

"I really do, but someone needs to make rational sense of this for me."

If you could rationalize with religious people, there would be no religious people.

@CrakrJak: Awwww, you mad bro? Not allowing you to make your 4000 year old morals into laws that govern the rest of us, not wanting ancient execution symbols all over every wall and not needing to see a reenactment of your ancient tribal war god`s birth on every street corner does not equal a war or persecution. Yes, %87 percent of the U.S. believes in god. But, that does NOT mean that they all believe in YOUR god. Your only real fear is that some day you will no longer be in the majority in this country or the world. Personally, I can`t wait.

8-) LJ
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Male 560
Christianity adopted a lot of rituals at the time Christmas is actually pretty similar to Saturnalia. They used to have a feast and the slaves used to be boss for the day really interesting to read up on.

But despite being an Atheist, a very immoral atheist on the sin front ;) , I still think Christmas (in the uk at least) is being attacked on different front`s and unfairly compared to other religious holidays. It`s because it`s the biggest people just get angry. I don`t see why people prefer seeing Black Friday, mass consumerism. Over nativity plays and choral concerts. Say what you want brings a community together even if you don`t believe any of it.
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Female 519
Why aren`t there any Christians in modern sociotey willing to defend their faith by removing all of the adopted pagan stuff from the celebration of their lord and savior`s birth? I want to be on your side guys, I really do, but someone needs to make rational sense of this for me. Why am I the only one that is concerned that your religion has been polluted? It`s so blatant and frustrating. :(
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Male 560
Christianity adopted a lot of rituals at the time Christmas is actually pretty similar to Saturnalia. They used to have a feast and the slaves used to be boss for the day really interesting to read up on.

But despite being an Atheist, a very immoral atheist on the sin front ;) , I still think Christmas (in the uk at least) is being attacked on different front`s and unfairly compared to other religious holidays. It`s because it`s the biggest people just get angry. I don`t see why people prefer seeing Black Friday, mass consumerism. Over nativity plays and choral concerts. Say what you want brings a community together even if you don`t believe any of it.
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Male 1,364
sorry, but thats complete BS. Christmas as we celebrate it today has pagan origins. at the time christians adopted it, they werent persecuted for their faith anymore.
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Male 17,511
LJ: As much as you painstakingly tried to minimize Christianity, you failed miserably. Why? Because Christianity is still the largest religion in the world.

I`m not saying that any other religions festivities should be disrespected, but Christmas should be honored and respected.

Kain1: History has proven that the more Christians are persecuted the more our religion spreads.
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Male 7,774
Now it`s gone full-circle to where the believers would have the non-believers killed.
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Male 1,471
@CrackrJak: Having your preferential treatment taken away may feel like persecution, but it is not ACTUAL persecution.. Important thing to remember..
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Male 685
I X-ed christ from my life a long time ago.
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Male 723
@CrakrJak

You, yourself, are an atheist. There are 720 established religions in the world with a grand total of 3200 sub-sects. You disbelieve in all but 3199 of them. We atheists just believe in one less than you do.

Not having a nativity scene in your local town square is not about making war on your arbitrarily chosen interpretation of a bible scene. Christianity only makes up around 200 of those 3200 sects I mentioned earlier. Not having a nativity scene, or saying, "Happy Holidays," instead of, "Merry Christmas," is actually about having respect for the diversity of the other 3000.

As usual, your persecution complex is showing.

8-) LJ
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Male 1,625
[quote](it was the feast of the invincible sun).[/quote]

I believe you mean winter solstice

also, Jesus was born in spring
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Male 17,511
CoyoteKing: Yes, There has been a `war` against Christmas, by atheists, since before I was born.

The mere thought of a Nativity Scene in a city park sends them into apoplectic fits. Every year we hear about atheists suing over any mentioning or representation of Christ.

If you don`t like it tough, live with it. No one makes you bow down and worship here, so get a grip.
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Male 438
"Humankind knows the name of its Saviour."


CROM!
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Male 12,365
[quote]The red suit Santa was designed by the Coca Cola company[/quote]

No, it wasn`t. It was made famous by the Coca Cola company, but there are extant older images of Santa Claus in that outfit.

But you`re right that Christmas doesn`t really have anything much to do with Christianity. Even the date itself was a straightforward pirating from another religion (it was the feast of the invincible sun). Christian leaders just ripped off bits from every religion they wanted to destroy on their path of conquest, stuck them together and called the result "Christmas".

Christian are, to put it very mildly, on dubious moral ground when they complain about what they perceive as being insufficient levels of Christianity in the midwinter festival.
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Female 519
@mykunter - That`s certainly one I`ve never heard before, kinda like it. :)

But the main point is that.. Christmas is most certainly not what everyone thinks it is. It`s just kind of silly that everyone turns it into a war about religious stuff. At this point it`s just a celebration of <insert whatever floats your boat here>.

The other day I read a post that said "lol" is a satanic chant for "lucifer our lord" ... Really people? >_<
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Male 2,855
dumb and dumber
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Male 13,630
You think too much into this
Just pull up a port and brandy
kick the fire up, and chill out
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Male 2,436
@ByOwlPost:

You are semi-correct about Santa, but I think you should read this
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Male 1,471
@TheGuySmiley: It may very well be that many people are using it like patchouly, but that doesn`t make it any less wrong. You can`t change the meaning of something because you don`t understand the actual meaning. That`s just ignorant.

(Sorry for being the crotchety old man, but this is one of my major mental itches)..
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Female 519
If people wanted to "x" Christ out of christmas, why keep the mas? Why not just call it what it was.. Winter solstice? Does anyone really think a man in a red suit who travels down chimneys to deliver presents to kids has anything to do with Christ? (The red suit Santa was designed by the Coca Cola company.. So this "holiday" is certainly not very original?)

Why is this still a thing?
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Female 519
Christ signed his name with an X. It`s okay though, lots of people were illiterate back then.

Think anyone will buy this?
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Male 1,243
Kain1: about the originating place it`s kind of mixed up, and i agree with ya i see xmas =Christmas, but still as patchouly pointed out the other still is right (to some degree, depending on the interpertation of the user)
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Male 1,471
@TheGuySmiley: They`re still both wrong. Xmas was not used as code. It`s earliest recorded use was in the 10-11 hundreds. A time when being christian was not something that was lifethreatening. More the opposite.

And, as George Carlin would say: "Fu*k common useage!" Xmas = Christmas, end of story.
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Male 1,243
Both are right. You see in the old days it was as the response said (in blue). But as the present days have rolled around, it`s slowly became a way to `x out` out of Christ`s name (as green indicated), to hide, or erase it.

So the X can be seen both ways, and it`s open to interpretation. In terms of the later though, it`s a bit insecure, since faith in God will go on forever, no matter how much people try to silence, or hide it. Humankind knows the name of its Saviour.
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Male 4,745
Nope...I use it to X Christ out of Christmas. The Christians stole every single part of Christmas from other things. I`m stealing it back!
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Female 167
Annoying posts by both green and blue....
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Male 2,988
let me guess, the pretentious CHRISTian probably also believes there is a War on CHRISTmas... dumbass
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Male 80
I don`t believe in a god, I always write xmas when sending cards.

http://godisimaginary.com/
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Male 39,880

He made that up.
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Male 1,471
Sadly, they`re both wrong..

The X is just and abbreviation for "Christ", derived from the greek letter x [chi], pronounced "ch".
Xmas = Ch[rist]mas..
Couldn`t find anything about it being used as code at all, so assuming that that is wrong as well. It`s most likely just an old abbreviation.

Ever seen this?:



Same principle. An X and a P, or in greek: A Chi and a Rho, together pronounced "chr". Another old common abbreviation for "Christ".
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Male 439
F*** you would also be a wonderful comeback.
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Female 2,927
owned
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Male 2,105
So.. PMAS?
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Male 303
I`m far too often surprised at christians who don`t know the history of the faith.

For those of you not in the know, P and X are the first and last letters of Jesus in Coin Greek, hence why they turn up so much, especially in early christian art.
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Female 2,761
"All I got was a barbie so I cried"

I am hearing a lot of "All I want is an iPad!" this year

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Male 20,899
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