well my question is why do some people say Xmas is it because they dont want to say CHRIST? or what?...
...also: 1) Jesus birthday is NOT the 25th of December, it was Buddha's (you know, the religion from India). Fact. 2) It was a celebration BEFORE Christianity / Catholicism that they STOLE from pagans...see Saturnalia & Yule.
Therefore...why are Christians stealing MY people's holidays and instead calling attention to their FICTION...when blaspheme is supposed to be bad?
If you're going to ask why...be prepared to ask if you believe, why the christians like to maintain a fiction about Christ's birth, as it's pretty unfair to the rest of the world.
Thedude, you're getting a tad fired up over the word Christmas there. Passing you a margarita cocktail, happy, happy thoughts now during this silly festival season mate.
Dede2010, I prefer people who send me a Christmas card or e-card to spelt the full word Christmas as oppose to Xmas. Personally, I find the latter to be quite annoying as why cross our Christ when you can type the word CHRISTMAS out, unless of course you have a little miniature card which can only hold a few letters on them then Xmas is passable. :)
as mikeh and the dude had stated (it was also a pagan holiday as well, the death and rebirth of the sun god) Also, some people just migh tnot want to say christ, which is fine, not everyone celebrates it as the birth of Christ. It's also used as a shorter way to say it, some people may not feel like tryping 5 extra letters in oppse to just the X, as shaynana had stated. Nothing wrong with that.
No. People have been using 'Xmas' for many hundreds of years. The first letter in the Greek word for 'Christ' is 'chi,' which is written with a symbol that resembles an X. So 'Xmas' was always meant to be pronounced the same as 'Christmas' and is a perfectly suitable abbreviation.
Someone told me that the 'x' is a greek symbol for the word 'christ'
^^^ haha yeah I saw that exact thing on TV a few days/week ago :P
in Greek 'x' stands for christ