I have seen a lot of posts on facebook lately about keeping Christ's name in Christmas by posting your status blah blah blah in opposition to the term X-mas. So today my friend posted the origins behind the phrase, and I thought it was interesting. In Greek, Christ's name is Xristos. During the 16th century people started using Christ's first initial "X" in place of the full name...hence X-mas. It was understood that the X represents Christ and was not meant to replace it, as some assume today.
I thought this is interesting, since I had never thought to look into this before...and now I can tell my offended friends that it's no big deal. LOL. ARE people actually offended by this term???? I am a Christian, but I never saw it and thought to myself "Wow, stop replacing his name!"
And yes, for those who are going to point out the pagan origins of Christmas...I know. I just thought this was interesting.
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