Straight Edge kids generally were unpopular as young teens, and were never offered drugs or sex. They grew up without friends with whom they were comfortable enough to have fun with.
Eventually they become tight-asses who see themselves as above the kids they envied as a child.
SxE Kid: Hell the fuck yeah!
Normal Kid: My cousin can get us into the bar there!
SxE Kid: Oh... I'm not fucking into that fucking shit.
Normal Kid: Dammit, I didn't take you for a SxE faggot.
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.
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*
'sxe' is the atheistic alternative to Christian slavery.
"sure! i just say i'm sXe so i can put x's on my hands at hardcore shows!"
Another word associated with self-proclaimed trendy "scene" kids who feel as if they're doing the world a favor by choosing to rub their lifestyle in everybody's faces. The "x" has absolutely no relative or necessary meaning to the term, but apparently it does. Fucking idiots.