THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:

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Re: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:06 pm

slofstra wrote: I also understood the PX to represent Pious Christus.
Not to mention Post Exchange. :) That's right up there with IHS meaning "I Have Suffered," something "pious" English speakers of a sort (including my parents) were once (mis)-taught. (In case anyone doesn't know, it's really iota-eta-Romanized sigma, the first three letters of Jesus in Greek.)

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Re: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:

Post by Madame » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:22 pm

slofstra wrote:
Cyril Ignatius wrote:
karlhenning wrote:
Madame wrote:Some people think substituting the "X" for Christ is profane and polluting.
But it isn't an X, it's the Greek letter chi which is the first letter of Christos.

Thread duty:

I think it is misspent energy, to wax righteously indignant over the popular makeover which is Santa Claus.

Now, abysmal pop Christmas music pouring forth from speakers in public places (or, at least, in common areas) as of the second week of November: that is an abomination ; )

Cheers,
~Karl
Alas Karl, Most of us don't live in Greece, and we need to keep Christmas in the English speaking world, including the many of us ignorant of greek language. Not that Greek, and Greece, aren't great - they are. But there is a war against Christmas going on, and the Christian has a duty to keep the Messiah at the center of it all.
Just wondered Cyril if you knew what the original language of the New Testament was. Clue, not English and likely not Aramaic.

I also understood the PX to represent Pious Christus.

Could someone indicate how Christmas "abbreviates" to Xmas. The abbreviation would be C-mas would it not?

Prescriptions are RX, I thought.
Ya had to be inside my brain :) . I was thinking rho looked like an "R".

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Re: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:

Post by THEHORN » Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:49 pm

Sad news . One of Santa's helpers recently committed suicide .
He was suffering from low elf esteem .
And Santa himself was recently involved in a sex scandal . Ho Ho Ho !
Who works for Santa and comes from down south ?
Rudolph the red neck reindeer !





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Re: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:

Post by Harold Tucker » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:53 am

So you have a perfectly good pagan holiday hijacked by Christianity and then poisoned by Capitalism. If you don't mind, I am going to go ahead an enjoy the parts I like and try ignore the parts I don't. I have amassed about 200 Christmas cds and I doubt you would find any of mention of Santa Claus and Co. on more than a dozen of them.

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Re: THE OBVIOUS QUESTION ABOUT XMAS IN THIS COUNTRY:

Post by Cyril Ignatius » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:33 pm

Harold Tucker wrote:So you have a perfectly good pagan holiday hijacked by Christianity and then poisoned by Capitalism. If you don't mind, I am going to go ahead an enjoy the parts I like and try ignore the parts I don't. I have amassed about 200 Christmas cds and I doubt you would find any of mention of Santa Claus and Co. on more than a dozen of them.
Are you kidding, Harold! You're on the outskirts of Cincinnati, where many of the great Christmas traditions still live. The Christians made Christmas the greatest holiday of the year - and even hollow materialism can't destroy that.
Cyril Ignatius

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