sXe, an amazing abbreviation for straightedge / straight edge / straight-edge. it symbolizes making a lifestyle choice, not following some stupid trend, if you're not ready to make the commitment for life, then yeah, maybe you should follow the practices, but you're not quite there yet. sXe people refrain from using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco (considered a drug by the way). they also refrain from having premarital sex. in some extreme cases I've even heard of people abstaining from using "foul language" , i.e. swearing which a lot of people did while defining this term...yep yep.
it is also my understanding that the movement was started by Minor Threat with some of their song lyrics, and that the "x"s represent the "x"s that minors had to wear on their hands when in clubs to listen to the bands so that bartenders knew they couldn't have alcohol (some hardcore straightedges tattooed "x" on their hands so that they could show the world who/what they are).
God is not a poison, and should not be avoided as such by straight edge people, many people even choose to use God as their reason for being sXe.
Two Girls at Christian concert...
random girl: hey
me: hey, that x on your hand...is that supposed to stand for "straight edge"?
random girl: yeahh
me: that's really cool, I like it :)
katielouwhoo: "what are you doing this weekend angy?"
crazydazy: "going to a christian show, i'm so glad that I want to be as pure as possible for God when I meet him..."
katielouwhoo: "yeahh, it's great being sXe...none of that crap for me."
both: "sXe ... it's the only way to be."
*break into laughter at their amazingness*
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