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Chris, You took the Christ right out of Christmas. That is sad.

The tradition of using X in Xmas has been claimed to have begun in the 1st century. It is not a mandate by the ACLU or a plot by secularist to remove Christ from Christmas.

It is not sad, but a nice tag.

Congrats to the poster.

There is no grand scheme to dilute Christianity by promoting the use of Xmas instead of Christmas. It is not a modern invention to try to convert Christmas into a secular day, nor is it a device to promote the commercialism of the holiday season. Its origin is thoroughly rooted in the heritage of the Church. It is simply another way to say Christmas, drawing on a long history of symbolic abbreviations used in the church. In fact, as with other abbreviations used in common speech or writing (such as Mr. or etc.), the abbreviation "Xmas" should be pronounced "Christmas" just as if the word were written out in full, rather than saying "exmas." Understanding this use of Christian symbolism might help us modern day Xians focus on more important issues of the Faith during Advent, and bring a little more Peace to the Xmas Season.

http://www.cresourcei.org/symbols/xmasorigin.html

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Chris,

congrats on the new plates. I was given my new plates, XMASGUY, by my wife last Christmas.

For those that question the use of X in place of Christ please read the following;

"Xmas" and "X-mas" are common abbreviations of the word "Christmas". They are sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but they, and variants such as "Xtemass", originated as handwriting abbreviations for the correct pronunciation /ˈkrɪsməs/. The "-mas" part came from the Latin-derived Old English word for "mass".[1] The "X" in Xmas is from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of Χριστός, Christ in Greek

For more info go to this link;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmas

James

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The tradition of using X in Xmas has been claimed to have begun in the 1st century. It is not a mandate by the ACLU or a plot by secularist to remove Christ from Christmas.

It is not sad, but a nice tag.

Congrats to the poster.

There is no grand scheme to dilute Christianity by promoting the use of Xmas instead of Christmas. It is not a modern invention to try to convert Christmas into a secular day, nor is it a device to promote the commercialism of the holiday season. Its origin is thoroughly rooted in the heritage of the Church. It is simply another way to say Christmas, drawing on a long history of symbolic abbreviations used in the church. In fact, as with other abbreviations used in common speech or writing (such as Mr. or etc.), the abbreviation "Xmas" should be pronounced "Christmas" just as if the word were written out in full, rather than saying "exmas." Understanding this use of Christian symbolism might help us modern day Xians focus on more important issues of the Faith during Advent, and bring a little more Peace to the Xmas Season.

http://www.cresourcei.org/symbols/xmasorigin.html

So George Strait is REALLY singing "All my Christs live in Texas"? WTF?

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hummm now i dont think he would ever sing that one

anywho cool plate my plate well say "BVIS" Beavis the nickname i recived underground at the Galena Mine in Wallace Idaho.

So George Strait is REALLY singing "All my Christs live in Texas"? WTF?
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