People who want to be offended because of their persecution complex will always find a way to be offended.<quoted text>
In fairness, the definition does mention, despite the words heritage, that it could be considered offensive. Terms and usage is not always black and white. Look at the N word for black people.
However the homophobic but gay islander with the extreme tan deserves a good tongue lashing.
The Xtian guy from sarcasticxtian ( http://sarcasticxtian.com/about/ ) sums it up nicely...
Why the name?
Why Sarcastic Xtian? Well, you need a name, and catchy or provocative names are a bit more memorable than Scotts Blog. As for the sarcastic part, I covered that in an early post.
As far as Xtian as opposed to Christian This one is kind of funny to me. Ive heard people say Writing Xmas is trying to eliminate Christ from Christmas. Ive heard similar comments about Xtian. This strikes me as incredibly fearful not to mention ignorant of history. I dont think there is anyone alive today that doesnt know Xmas is an abbreviation for Christmas, which contains the word Christ. But this is not a new movement to hide Christ. This abbreviation has been around a very long time.
The labarum, often called the Chi-Rho, is a Christian symbol representing Christ. It is a symbol comprised of our letters X and P, which in Greek are the first two letters of Christ. This symbol has been around, and directly representative of Christ, since at least the 4th century. There have also been numerous versions of ichthys symbols since the first century all representing Jesus. Ichthys is Greek for fish, but in their alphabet looks like ΙΧΘ ;ΥΣ. It is an acrostic for Jesus Christ, Gods son, savior and writing it or one of its representative symbols has always identified someone as Christian. It was often shortened to simply X, as the X was the letter in the ichthys that represented Christs name, and the letter is also reminiscent of a cross.
Xtian (and Xian) are widely accepted as shorthand for Christian. I chose the former because Xian is a city in China and has other uses. Xtian seems to be less cluttered in its understood uses.
The short version is this: if you want to be offended, you will likely find a way. But in these days of texting and Twittering, abbreviations are making a comeback. Its just the way its done. So, if LOL and BRB dont offend you, then you should be just fine with xmas, xtian