snowlogIn Algebra class, we learn that when you do something to one side of the equation you must do the same to the other side for the equation to be true. For example: 2x = 4. We must divide 2x by 2 in order to get X alone so we divide both sides by two and come out with: x = 2. Whatever goes on one side must go on the other side in order for the statement to continue to be true and solvable.

I have noticed the same principle should be applied to a lot of real-world problems that can’t be solved with Algebra. Kind of like the “shoe on the other foot” deal. If we want someone else to learn something about a contradictory idea, then just switch the idea around.

Let’s say an atheist comes up to me and tells me I cannot express my religious views because it offends his atheistic beliefs. I can counter that by saying that them expressing their atheistic views towards me is offensive to me! They don’t like that. What goes around comes around!

Anyway, I was thinking about this and Christmas. Nowadays, a majority of the people call it “X-mas”. They say they do it because it is easier to say or type but we all know why they really do it; they want to eliminate Christ’s name. But, the strangest part of it all is that Christians have been doing it too!

Why would Christians, who owe their new life in Christ to Christ want to eliminate His name with the symbol for “unknown” (the letter “X” is actually a symbol for “unknown”)? Only one explanation: they don’t truly realize what they are doing.

Imagine if I started calling my fellow Christian friends X-ians. I’m just using an easier way to refer to Christians, right? What harm does it do to remove Christ’s name from the word “Christians” and instead say “X-ians”? How is it any different than X-mas?

The word “Christian” actually means “Little Christs”, if we changed it to “X-ians” then we would be known as “little Unknowns”. Same thing occurs with Christmas. When one says X-mas, they are saying they don’t know what they celebrate. Christmas is no longer a holiday about Christ, but a holiday that is “unknown” as far as the purpose of it.

So, Christians, if you are going to call the holiday of Christ’s birth “X-mas” (unknown holiday) then we must apply it to the other side and become “X-ians” (little unknowns) . . . does that sound unreasonable?

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