Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jim West makes a passionate case against X-mas and gets into the Greek alphabet

http://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/the-letter-x-is-never-used-in-the-nomina-sacra-please-dont-say-it-is-and-dont-say-its-a-proper-replacement-for-christmas/

... X (the English letter) is not equal to Χ (the Greek letter). Ξ is. Further, really, how many people know the Greek letter Χ and use it, and know that they’re using it in reference to Christ? Finally, the abbreviation for χριστος in the nomina sacra is χρ with the line above, never, to my recollection, is it simply χ (though I’m happy to be shown the error of my ways if someone can provide an example). ...

As Christian bloggers go this would be the part where we nod thoughtfully and discuss how irenic West's post was.   After all, that's what you're supposed to do in the Christian blogosphere, right? ;-)

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