Black Spirituality Religion : How come people always say "Jesus H. Christ"?

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  1. MizLindaLinda

    MizLindaLinda Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Why not Jesus Q. Christ or Jesus R. Christ or something else? Does the H really stand for something?
    The H stands for Harold, as in, "Our Father, who art in heaven, Harold be thy name" (snort).

    Actually, I've heard numerous explanations for the H over the years. The first is that it stands for "Holy," as in Jesus Holy Christ, a common enough blasphemy in the South, abridged to H by fast-talking Northerners. Other colorful Southern epithets include Jesus Hebe Christ and Jesus Hebrew Christ, which abbreviate the same way. The drawback of this account is that it is so boring I can barely type it without falling asleep. Luckily, the other theories are more entertaining:

    (1) It stands for "Haploid." This is an old bio major joke, referring to the unique (not to say immaculate) circumstances of Christ's conception. Having no biological father, J.C. was shortchanged in the chromosome department to the tune of one half. Ingenious, I'll admit, but whimsy has no place in a serious investigation such as this.

    (2) It recalls the H in the IHS logo emblazoned on much Christian paraphernalia. IHS dates from the earliest years of Christianity, being an abbreviation of "Jesus" in classical Greek characters. The Greek pronunciation is "Iesous," with the E sound being represented by the character eta, which looks like an H. When the symbol passed to Christian Romans, for whom an H was an H, the unaccountable character eventually became accepted as Jesus's middle initial.

    (3) Finally, a reader makes the claim that the H derives from the taunting Latin inscription INRH that was supposedly tacked on the cross by Roman soldiers: Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Hebrei (Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Hebrews). Trouble is, the inscription is usually given as INRI: Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum (J.C., King of the Jews).

    Nonetheless, this is the kind of creative thinking I like to see :look:
     
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    peace,

    Being that this is not your punctuation habit or writing style, I summize that once again u have cut & pasted.........ok!


    The reason people say jesus H. Christ, or why someone would even present this for debate is that they have no idea of what they are talking about......(for lack of study)

    "seek the truth".................PLEASE!

    peace
     
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    MizLindaLinda Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Do you ever laugh? Just courious :)
     
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    peace,

    Everytime I see one of your responses............ha ha ha (joke)

    regardless of what u may believe I'm a very funny person.....read some of my poetry and see if u can find the humor...........type in my sign on name and hit search, then ENJOY!!!!!!

    peace
     
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    My poem was funny, but i will peek at yours
     
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    Sister MzLindaLinda ... it has been mentioned a couple of times in this forum, that you are copying and pasting text to the community. I don't know if this is true or not. Nor do i know if these are your own words, or the words of another, but this (possibly) speaks to one of our forum rules that i'd like to direct you to. You can find them here ... http://destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8084

    We do not allow Members to post the property of others, without including the owner's permission, with their words. We encourage everyone to share their own words and thoughts.

    If what you've posted here is all yours, please disregard this note, but if it is not, please refrain from doing this in the future.

    Thanks a Bunch Sister!
     
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    MizLindaLinda Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank You for the Forum Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    You are welcome Sister! :coffee:
     
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