X-Mas (Yes, That Post Again…)

Each yuletide season, I preemptively cringe at the ‘Don’t spell it Xmas’ tirades. As an expert on the ante-penultimate letter of the English language, I can once again tell you the ‘X’ in Xmas represents ‘Christ’ in Greek. It’s been used that way for centuries – and has nothing to do with the conspiracy theory to secularize Christian observance of the day as Jesus’ birthday. Repeating a non-truth serves no purpose other than to indicate you don’t understand. And if you attack me from ignorance for writing ‘Xmas,’ you are offending both truth and the spirit of the very prophet who you esteem. Fill your heart with lovingkindness and avoid pointing culpable fingers at imagined insults.

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