The lesson of Santa Claus

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    What are we teaching our kids with the Santa Claus tradition? Does it promote 'belief', or warn us against being gullible?
     
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    Well, I thought it was interesting. I've often wondered how many future atheists were 'born again' at the exact moment they found out about Santa.
     
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    It teaches us how to be graceful, generous and caring, even if it is only one time a year. God bless that day.
     
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    I think it's supposed to be a day of happiness and a season to show goodwill to your fellow man.

    What we make of it is up to us.
     
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    There is no Santa Clause therefore it is acceptable to break into your neighbor's house and steal all their presents.
     
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    It's nothing but a huge pile of :bsflag: made up back in the 19th Century. It was then expanded upon by major department store owners in order to increase their sales.

    Santa Claus, Saint Nick, and all the rest are not anywhere close to the original celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Check out Santa Claus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    When they took the Christ our of Xmas, that showed exactly what it is all about. :mad:
     
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    Hey let's not forget to keep the 'Santa' in 'Christ'mas. Or wait, something like that.

    Anyways Santa Claus is possibly the most fun of all traditions shared by the masses and if your child celebrates Christmas without Santa then that's a shame.
     
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    It's for the kids... I heard a story on the radio today about a shy child who some mall Santa noticed was signing to his mom. The story goes that the kid lit up like 'Vegas when random Santa signed to him "Have you been a good boy?"

    Santa is for the kids...
     
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