Should Catholics be offended by the term "Xmas?"
By Paul Dion, STL
First, allow me to present a statement: We are now gaining about 1.5 minutes of sunlight per day, on average, since December 21. It will take until March 21 for the amount of sunlight to equal the amount of night. So don't try to hold your breath. Now we can get a little bit serious, but not too much.
It is quite certain that most of you have seen the "abbreviated" form of Christmas, you know, XMAS. Some of you just accept it and don't pay any heed. Others look at it and are offended. Some of you are perhaps thinking that it is part of the "vast, left-wing conspiracy that is out there to demolish CHRISTMAS.
ParishWorld.net does not use this form of writing "Christmas" because of the confusion that it can cause.
Now, the question(s):
Are you offended when you see XMAS? If you are, why?
If you are one of those who are not offended by XMAS, why are you not offended by it?
I know that this can seem silly, but if you are indifferent about it, why is that so?
Wait until you see the answer. You will all see that this is not a "silly" question.
If you still need to get something off your chest, we await your sentiments with open arms and a sharpened pencil.
God bless you all.