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Does it bother you when you see Xmas instead of Christmas?

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      Angell Villafañe wrote Nov 28, 2010
    • It bothers me...ALOT! The whole reason for this holiday is to celebrate the birth of Christ and to X out His name is just awful...very sad. To me, it just takes away the whole meaning of this special holiday. I also think many people tend to get carried away with the commercial aspect instead of reflecting on the true meaning of what this holiday is all about.




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      Mztracy wrote Nov 28, 2010
    • Nope!

      Mainly ‘cause his actual birthday was in the spring. Never understood why they chose this day.

      I’ve heard because it is the longest day of the year or something.




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      Tuliplady wrote Nov 28, 2010
    • I don’t like the x, but actually I remember reading somewhere that in greek or one of those ancient languages of biblical times, an X was actually the symbol for Christ.




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      Linda L wrote Nov 28, 2010
    • No, it doesn’t bother me to see Xmas, but I get your point and agree that Christmas has gotten to be so commercialized.

      What bothers me is that many people do not write dates such as December 2010 on their cards.




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      Mztracy wrote Nov 28, 2010
    • oops, you‘re right Annie.
      It has something to do with the winter solstice and it is a pagan holiday from way back when.

      It also symbolizes Saint Nicolas, who in fact left treats for poor children in the stockings which they hung by the fireplace.

      I have an actual link on the origins of Christmas, will try and find it. estatic




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      Angell Villafañe wrote Nov 28, 2010
    • Tracy I never knew that! My Dad is an ordained minister so I’m gonna have to see what he knows on this and find out why he never told us about this....maybe he doesn’t know either...hmmmm. I always grew up thinking his birthday was December 25. Very intersting...thanks for the lesson!

      Tulip and I didn’t know about the X either! I’m thinking I just wasn’t paying attention in Bible class...LOL! Thank you ladies! happy




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      Denise Richardson wrote Nov 28, 2010
    • Amen Mz T, you‘re absolutely right Dec. 25 is all about a man named St. Nicholas who spreaded good cheer and did good deeds for the people back in the old days and this is how the orgin of Christmas came to be, I too have some literature on it and yes Jesus was born in the spring time and to add more fact to the fiction he did not rise from the grave during the morning it was still night so yes a lot of what the churches of today as well as churches of yesterday taught and are teaching are not true, also church services should be held on Saturdays because that really is the sabbath day, you can check into that as well. Good history lessons ladies.happyheart




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      Frannie1964 wrote Nov 28, 2010
    • It actually doesn’t bother me at all. I try to spell out the whole Christmas word but sometimes I get lazy and take the short way. I know I shouldn’t cause it does bother some people. My badhappy




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      Momofthreeprincess wrote Nov 29, 2010
    • I doesn’t bother me so much to see X used in place of Christ.  After all X is what the early Christian followers used to signify That they were followers of Christ.

      We have to remember why the holiday is considered a religious one too.  When the church was considering the birth of Christ no one was certain as to exactly when.  In order to make the holiday more accepting to pagans it was determined by the different religious leaders to make it December 25 probably because of the pagan Roman holiday.




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      Angell Villafañe wrote Nov 29, 2010
    • Ok ladies...I’m checking with the big guy (my dad) to see what he has to offer on this subject...I’ll be back when I hear something. Great discussion and I had no idea about these things...thanks for all the info! happy




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      Anne E wrote Nov 30, 2010
    • Not at all.




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