Thursday, December 09, 2004

X Marks the Spot

Friends--whom I email and IM--really HATE when CHRISTmas comes around because I always type CHRISTmas with CHRIST in all caps.

This is something silly I picked up a while back (High School) when I would see the phrase "X-Mas" everywhere (Kitty has a post on this here). At first I thought it was just an abbreviation, but then I looked at it and asked, "Why would anyone put an X in place of Christ? Why not just use C-Mas?" It is a real attempt to take Christ out of CHRISTmas.

Well, just in time for the CHRISTmas season, the American Communist Liberal Union is on the hunt for the treasure at the end of the Judicial Rainbow. First, we have the Ten Commandments (the world's first CONSTITUTION!, but that's another post) case in front of the Supreme Court (our theocratic dictator favors the Ten Commandments). Next, we have the Pledge of Allegiance in front of the Supreme Court. Then we have the Declaration of Independence BANNED in Cupertino, CA, schools as supplementary materials. And now, in the biggest slap in the face, Target and Macy's are banning CHRISTmas from their stores (while they roll in all the cash).

I ask all my readers to sit back and enjoy CHRISTmas as the celebration of Jesus the Christ's birth (even though we don't know when he was born). If you don't believe that Jesus is/was/will forever be: God and perfect man who bore the burden of sin so that whoever accepts the free gift of salvation by simply believing this will be saved, then fine. But that's what CHRISTmas is about.

If you don't like it, then don't celebrate, but celebrate diversity! Celebrate that people are celebrating something they love and are passionate about; celebrate that people find happiness in things other than materialism (people who want to take Christ out of CHRISTmas but still have X-Mas for all those sales are the true materialists).

This demonstrates what liberals didn't get about "red state" voters. They say we are stupid because we vote against our "economic interests." There are people in this world whose interest are not only about the almighty dollar and what free handout the government can give them. They live their lives devoted to Someone greater than themselves and for one day out of the year, they want to celebrate the Person that gives them their happiness and who saved them.

Labor Day is about how fat-cat, union gangsters saved the "worker" from "oppression" (a holiday for Communists!). Is that day offensive? Not really. So why is CHRISTmas so bad? I think for the same reason the Declaration of Independence sucked for King George and liberated us from the State (aka the British Empire). Christianity liberates people from the bonds of earth, which consequently liberates them from the State.

Since liberals worship the State as God, they are trying to snuff out competition pure and simple.

27 comments:

kitty said...

I have never been able to write X-mas, not even as a kid. My mother, God love her (and he does!), as religous as she is still appreviates the spelling.

Anonymous said...

I am not a religious person, (although raised in a Catholic household), so can someone tell me if the Ten Commandments are from the First Testament or the Second Testament. If it is from the first, then the Ten Commandments are older then Christianity, and no one should be saying that the Ten Commandments are forcing Christian beliefs on everyone.

-Doubleu

STCA said...

Doubleu,

The ten commandments are in the old testament. They are in the book of Exodus.

Traditionally, people believe that the ten commandments are the 10 worst sins--but that is superstition. The ten commandments represent a constitution for the recently freed Jews.

Anonymous said...

Put the Ten Commandments date before Christianity correct?

Anonymous said...

^ But the (not Put the)

The Ten Comandment exsisted before Christianity. They were the beginings of basic law, and a set of good rules to follow. Why the liberals hate this first set of laws I don't understand.

-DoubleU

STCA said...

Yes, they pre-existed Christianity. It's discrimination.

Anonymous said...

In general, I write and say X-mas. I do this because I am not a Christian and I do not believe in the divinity of Christ. Most of the time I do not say the names of dieties that I do not worship (except now as an academic discussion). Similarly I would say or write Allah or Krishna with the same frequency.

However, I would NEVER force anyone else to write or say X-mas, being that we live in the United States of America, not the Bootheeled States of Socialism (yet), you are free to call the holiday what you want, and you are free to submit your opinions to the marketing departments at various businesses.

What I'm trying to say is that I don't think that everyone who says X-mas is against conservative Christians. I just say it because I prefer to, and by all means I defend your right to say what you want as well.

For the record, I'm a staunch conservative, Hannity-listening, Dittohead who's stuck in Cook County, IL (and clinging to a lifeline called WLS 890 AM).

Whatver you want to call this time of year, I hope that you and your loved ones enjoy it and are safe and happy.

STCA said...

Thank you for the thoughtful comment!

I have to disagree, however. You were able to say Christ and Allah in your post--so why not call CHRISTmas, Christmas?

I do not believe in Islam--but I call Ramadan, Ramadan none-the-less.

If it were not for CHRISTmas, what would you be celebrating at the end of December? And why call it December? Why not X-ber since the months are named after Roman gods?

I am saying that if it doesn't bother you that CHRISTmas is a Christian holiday, just call it what it is. Calling it by its true name does not mean that you belive in the Deity of the Christ, just that you recognize why people decorate a tree, sing caroles and exchange gifts in celebration of Jesus the Christ's birth?

Anonymous said...

I would say Allah, Christ, Jesus etc. for academic or non-religious purposes, in other words pretty much just for points of reference. I simply don't use such references where I don't need to.

As for names of planets and months taken from Greek and ROman mythos, they really aren't worshipped much anymore and just about any reference to Mars is going to be only as a reference to our planetary neighbor.

I suppose that I could write 'Christmas' given the absolute mercantilism that takes place around every holiday (how much do you want to bet Hallmark has some Apocalypse cards ready?) it may have lost its religious significance. But that's kind of sad. The Christians that I'm friends with love the holiday for many reasons, and I don't want to consider it just a reference point that might take away from their joy.

I want to stress that I am not against the holiday and I think that a lot of the opposition to public displays of trees, etc. IS from an anti-religious attitude, which is both sad and infuriating. (And DANE has a very funny gif about the ACLU at http://www.danegerus.com/weblog/Comments.asp?svComment=7553)

Oh, also my name is Charles but I am too lazy to get a blogger account so I keep posting anonymously.

Anyway, I like your site a lot, I found it during the summer pre-election fever when I found KerryHaters.

Take Care,
Charles

Anonymous said...

The X in the abbreviation "X-mas" isn't the letter X; it's the Greek letter chi, which is the first letter of Christ when it's spelt in Greek (which is the language of the New Testament). Like when Revelation refers to God as the Alpha (A) and Omega (O).

Amazing the things you learn in New Testament class at a Southern Baptist college...

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