History Wins Again. . Cat herma- Not Xmas, people. To my secular people = it is the birth of - you may not believe in Him but that doesn' t change this fact, "C
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#4 - scapeartist (12/07/2013) [+] (6 replies)
There is a common misconception that the word Xmas stems from a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas by taking the "Christ" out of "Christmas", but its use dates back to the 16th century.  The “X” is actually indicating the Greek letter “Chi”, which is short for the Greek Χριστός , meaning “Christ”.   
   
While I personally prefer to use the word Christmas myself, I'm honestly not bothered by  people referring it as another name.
There is a common misconception that the word Xmas stems from a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas by taking the "Christ" out of "Christmas", but its use dates back to the 16th century. The “X” is actually indicating the Greek letter “Chi”, which is short for the Greek Χριστός , meaning “Christ”.

While I personally prefer to use the word Christmas myself, I'm honestly not bothered by people referring it as another name.
#55 - hrvatina ONLINE (12/08/2013) [+] (1 reply)
i just figured people use xmas because they are to lazy to write whole thing
#63 - euphoricturtle (12/08/2013) [+] (5 replies)
I just 						*******					 realised... Xmas. X as in math where X can mean any number, in the word xmas it can mean any holiday, god, deity, entity, whatever you worship or wish it to be..    
   
Am I really 						*******					 stupid or did it just make sense to anybody else??
I just ******* realised... Xmas. X as in math where X can mean any number, in the word xmas it can mean any holiday, god, deity, entity, whatever you worship or wish it to be..

Am I really ******* stupid or did it just make sense to anybody else??
#3 - iforgotmyothername (12/07/2013) [+] (9 replies)
So in short, you're all celebrating a couple of decades full of rape, alcohol, and violent wood chucking
#79 - fourtwentt ONLINE (12/08/2013) [-]
"Oh, you mean Xmas. You must be using an archaic pronunciation."
User avatar #13 - mattdoggy (12/08/2013) [+] (2 replies)
The reason that the Christians made Jesus's birthday celebrated in December is because they wanted to keep their fellow Christians away from those sinful festivals. Sort of like the Christians decided to have an Anti Prom because the Romans prom was lame
#16 to #13 - sytheris (12/08/2013) [-]
They also wanted to convert people, and having a holiday on the same day as the faith they were converting from helped people move over more easily. Same with hallows even.
#11 - brknsoul (12/08/2013) [+] (2 replies)
<<<<<Must have been this little ************
#103 - nemesisapoc (12/08/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Krampus The TRUE Yule Lord
#169 - evilgusti (12/08/2013) [-]
>Northern parts of Europe where it was called Yule

Christmas in swedish is jul

MFW realization
#71 - pridefulmatthew ONLINE (12/08/2013) [-]
If anyone wants it!

Actually December 25th originated as a pagan holiday the winter solstice, which was reformed by Ancient Rome as Saturnalia. It was a holiday of lawlessness where people can be happy, drunk, merry. They sing naked in the streets, have fights, and ever rape, all in the consent of the Empire. This holiday was celebration to the birth of the sun god in Northern parts of Europe where it was called Yule, and in Rome the rebirth of the Sun as the god Saturn. In 350 AD the pope integrated this holiday as Christmas and declared Jesus' birthday on December 25th. In actual fact, following history, Jesus would've been born sometime in September, some even say February. The christmas tree was from a pagan ritual of Yule, that was also integrated. It was to give hope that after winter, harvest will begin again. The tree was decorated, and put comfortably in their homes as a reminder. The gift giving was organized for the most despised people of the Roman empire to give tribute to the emperor, which then became localized to every family. Saint Nicholas was a bishop that was born in Turkey and became a small cult sect by the celtics, Germanians and later the Dutch, which then became popularized a few novelists and illustrator from 1822 to 1886, and then finally put in everyone's mind as a coca cola campaign in 1920 with his iconic red and white coat and hat. So as one would complain not Xmas buy CHRISTmas, one could also say not CHRISTmas, but Winter Solstice ot Saturnalia or Yule...or we could get along and call it whatever we want and celebrate it however we please.
#168 - lazypaul (12/08/2013) [+] (7 replies)
#172 to #168 - loomiss (12/08/2013) [-]
How ..? If anyone is a pretentious douche it's Catherine. She posts about 						****					 as if she knows what she is talking about bitching and whining about it being called xmas.   
While Richard the history buff he is, or wikipedia expert or whatever corrects her quitely friendly like.
How ..? If anyone is a pretentious douche it's Catherine. She posts about **** as if she knows what she is talking about bitching and whining about it being called xmas.
While Richard the history buff he is, or wikipedia expert or whatever corrects her quitely friendly like.
#125 - isbeb (12/08/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Oh my god you people...

Xristos is greek for christ.

Xmas is an abbreviation for christ.

The X is not a cross, and it isn't there because of Saturnalia, etc.

this is literally the first search result for "Xmas". Etymology is your friend.

But that was a pretty accurate retelling of the history of christmas.
User avatar #1 - cactusphallus (12/07/2013) [+] (17 replies)
Christmas = celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
And it's been like that for a while. How about we keep it with its original name folks, and not try to "liberal" the place up.
User avatar #41 to #1 - nagafever (12/08/2013) [-]
hello mr -lvl 52 i just wanted you to know, even if you're trolling, that our calendar has changed since 2000 years ago. Jesus' birth is somewhere in february or mars or some ****
#161 - lanfear (12/08/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas . The "-mas" part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass, while the "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός which comes into English as "Christ".
There is a common misconception that the word Xmas stems from a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas by taking the "Christ" out of "Christmas", but its use dates back to the 16th century.
So un-wad your panties and stop trying to be all cool by thinking you are so smart and independent for having some opinion on how "Xmas" is this stupid thing. People have been saying it for centuries and never to remove "Christ" from Christmas. It means the same damn thing.
#50 - negette (12/08/2013) [+] (2 replies)
&gt;mfw libtards and fedoras are yet again trying to destroy and remove white culture    
   
If you lot love diversity so much, y'should all just move to Africa.
>mfw libtards and fedoras are yet again trying to destroy and remove white culture

If you lot love diversity so much, y'should all just move to Africa.
User avatar #58 to #50 - Ardoyanconorvich (12/08/2013) [-]
>love diversity
>move to Africa

Move to a country with predominantly black inhabitants instead of predominantly white inhabitants, that will be more diverse...
#14 - angelclass (12/08/2013) [-]
oh look, some ****** watches the boondocks
#129 - vikingesnumerouno (12/08/2013) [+] (6 replies)
well 						****					 I thought the x in christmas was just a fancy play on words   
x could be a cross   
cross kinda sorta sounds like christ   
christ was crucified   
   
you get the deal
well **** I thought the x in christmas was just a fancy play on words
x could be a cross
cross kinda sorta sounds like christ
christ was crucified

you get the deal
#104 - culedhel (12/08/2013) [-]
I am Catholic and I approve this message. Also, the "x" refers to Christ's crucifixion so there is nothing wrong with saying x-mas as an abbreviation.
User avatar #62 - daIRONman (12/08/2013) [-]
I brought up the whole "Xmas" over "Christmas" thing with my latin teacher, and he said that X, being the Greek symbol for Christos, is basically Christmas.
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