Cmas or Xmas?

2 Timothy 2:8-14
I love Christmas and everything Christmasy; even my email starts out with cmaslover. What is that you might say??? Why do I use a “C” instead of an “X” in my abbreviation of Christmas? I started doing that many years ago because putting an “X” in Christmas, to ME, means you are taking Christ out of Christmas. According to Wikipedia.com, “Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas. It is sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but it, and variants such as Xtemass, originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation /ˈkrɪsməs/. 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 according to all the research I have done I have been wrong on this topic. However, I will continue to use the ”C” because if for any other reason, it is a great conversational topic that can stir the hearts and allow people to remember what this season is all about. I shall not quarrel over words or abbreviations (2 Timothy 2:14). God loves Ya;)

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