Talk:679: Christmas Plans
Interestingly, the comic text could be interpretted as dealing more with classical physics (only by observation do we actually know something) while the hover text is definitely referencing the fact that observing does something to a quantum system. 188.8.131.52 12:57, 17 May 2013 (UTC) A bit of theology: Jews are still waiting for Christ to be born, which makes 'I just don't know when Christmas is.' even more true. 184.108.40.206 06:05, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
- Strictly speaking, we're waiting for the Messiah to be born. With any luck, he or she won't get crucified, so it won't be proper to refer to him/her as "Christ". 220.127.116.11 07:25, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
- Loosely translated, "Christos" means messiah in (transliterated) Greek. It's descended from "chriein" meaning "annoit". So, yes, Jews are still waiting for Christ. The proper term is still "messiah", though, as it is the equivalent Hebrew term (parallel etymologies even! See Merriam-Webster for both). Anonymous 18:26, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
- So you can't be Jewish and believe in the Messiah or you can be Jewish but not disblieve in the Law of Moses?
- Sheesh! Jewish scientists have it hard/unyielding/relatively impenetrable.