Originally Posted by hardeeharhar
What's the deal with the capitalization of christ, I mean, do people honestly believe that the word needs that much more help in reminding people what it is about?
Actually... in my case it is a point toward the capital-ization of Christmas. Meaning Capital, the -ism, as in "Das." Maybe the "capitalismization" of Xmas, something deeper and more insidious than mere commercialism.
I have always had a rather critical opinion of Christians at Christmas. I just want to grab one of these mega-churchers and, in the Woodstock Tradition, scream "IT COULD ALWAYS BE LIKE THIS" when they actually show an abundance of caring for strangers.
So to answer your picking... YES, the world, and especially Christians, need a hell of a lot more "reminding" of what the holiday is about.
And as usual, there are the requisite people who have an overt hostility to religious people. No one expects that anyone, on either side of the culture war, will back down. That battle was joined decades ago. If it is OK for the PC police to dictate our language, then I consider Merry CHRISTmas at least passive civil disobedience.