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What is a x-mas

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by scott calhoun, Dec 19, 2007.

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  1. scott calhoun

    scott calhoun Well-Known Member

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    KB -

    You might want to check your own grammar before you start picking on people who abbreviate! LOL!

    Scott
     
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    Kolar Bear, I agree with you. We clebrate the birth of "CHRIST" not X's birthday. Merry CHRSTmas to you and yours. Mike
     
  3. Gargoyle!

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    MEEERRRRY X-MAS MEERRRRYYY X-MAS to one and all.
     
  4. grammie

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    What a pity you don't celebrate at the right time,,,,But then again,,,,celebrating at the beginning of SUMMER would't have the draw,,,the "economic&commercial" draw to fleech the sheep,,would it???

    Christmas was never about Christ!!!!! NEVER!!!!!

    AKA Grammie.........
     
  5. smokerz

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    Was Jesus X related to Malcolm X?
     
  6. Hipshot 3

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    Christmas,Xmas.........What's the difference! Both a waste of time and money!
     
  7. pendennis

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    The "X" used in Xmas, is representative of the Greek letter Xi, which stood for the term "Christ" in ancient Greece. It survived to be used as an abbreviation.

    Best,
    Dennis
     
  8. Jerbear

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    Here's a theory on X mas. <a href="http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d184/Jerbear1098/November%2007/?action=view&current=01010601151401041220071118fa3aa5e66.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Jerbear
     
  9. jbmi

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    Grammie, they do celebrate Christmas in the summer in the Southern Hemisphere, and according to my friends in Australia it's pretty big down under also.
    To bad you're so f---ken dumb.
     
  10. JerryP

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    Kolar Bear, The evergreen represents a living thing at a time when everything else appears dead. Saw it on the History Channel.
     
  11. tomk2

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    I believe that greek letter Xi is pronounced as "cheee" in english, explaining the seasonal increased interest in Chia pets this time of year.
     
  12. phirel

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    The point that Grammie tried to make was that the celebration of the birth of Jesus was moved to late December by a Pope. His objective was to compete with a Celtic religious celebration of the Winter solstice.

    Christmas should be recognized as a celebration of the birth of Jesus and not the birthday of Jesus. Christmas should also be recognized as a time when we only have to wait three more weeks for the Dixie Grand. Lets us agree not to get into a discussion on which one of these two events is most important.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Seems every time Grammie opens his mouth he shits in it.
     
  15. Capt. Morgan

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    The term "X-mas" has its roots in antiquity and is much older than anyone's great-great-great grandfather if he was alive. Click the link above^.

    Morgan
     
  16. Phil E

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    "XMAS" is older than, and more respectful if you will, than "Christmas." I had this patiently explained to me by an old friend who in seminary had read & studied the Bible in the Greek. Much of what we think we believe, and think is original, was invented & written by priests hundreds of years after Jesus died, and in rewrites of the Bible a thousand years after that. Phil E
     
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