Re: virus: Martians and Xian memes

Sean Morgan (
Tue, 13 Aug 1996 23:52:23 -0700

'Xian' reminded me of a factoid I came across recently. During my baptist
upbringing (I got over it), I was told the Xmas abbreviation was used by
atheists who didn't want to wish someone a Merry Christmas. However,
according to Deb and Jen's Land o' Useless Facts
"Xmas" does not begin with the Roman letter X. It begins with the
Greek letter "chi," which was used in medieval manuscripts as an
abbreviation for the word "Christ" (xus = christus, etc.) [...]

Ken Pantheists wrote:

>He said there is a passage in the Bible-- and I am paraphrasing it--
>that says "I have other worlds of which you know naught".

There's a boolean Bible search tool on web at
but I couldn't find the "other worlds" reference.

You could use it to find these other important points though (these aren't
the King James Version's wording):

"No man whose testicles have been crushed or whose organ has been
cut off may become a member of the assembly of the Lord." -- Deuteronomy 23:1.

"You are not to extract interest on anything you lend to your fellow
countryman." -- Deuteronomy 23:19.

"You are not to cut off the hair from your temples." -- Leviticus 20:27.
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