History Headscratchers / SantaClaus

2nd Apr '16 1:40:48 AM MisterApple
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*[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Nothing against Christians,]] but I have a Christian friend who doesn't believe in Father Christmas because the story is 'illogical', but is fine with believing in God. Isn't there a minor inconsistency here?
28th Feb '16 11:30:48 AM nombretomado
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**** "[[Main/TheBoondocks Santa can actually go to every house on the planet in one night. He uses that power to give kids a bunch of junk they don't need! He could deliver food every day to starving kids! Drop off medicine to underdeveloped countries. SANTA JUST MADE THE HATE BOOK!]]"

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**** "[[Main/TheBoondocks "[[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks Santa can actually go to every house on the planet in one night. He uses that power to give kids a bunch of junk they don't need! He could deliver food every day to starving kids! Drop off medicine to underdeveloped countries. SANTA JUST MADE THE HATE BOOK!]]"



*** [[TheBoondocks I understand. You're adults that still believe in Santa Claus. Pathetic.]]

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*** [[TheBoondocks [[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks I understand. You're adults that still believe in Santa Claus. Pathetic.]]
23rd Dec '15 1:48:52 AM Emperor_Oshron
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* Why do people, both in hypothetical discussions about the man himself and in fiction focusing on him, insist on justifying Santa Claus' existence and role in the world with overly complicated technology? The original, simplest, and most logical answer, quite frankly, is that he and whoever helps him (Krampus, etc.) do it all with magic.
4th Dec '15 9:06:37 PM FF32
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* A lot of people seem to think that if kids who believe in Santa suddenly discover that he's not real, they're going to be depressed, at best, or forever distrust their parents and grow up to be AxCrazy murderers, at worst. (Or maybe that's just Creator/JackChick.) That doesn't happen in RealLife. My friends and I, for example, all believed in Santa, all found out he wasn't real, and all grew up to be emotionally healthy adults with college degrees.

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* A lot of people seem to think that if kids who believe in Santa suddenly discover that he's not real, they're going to be depressed, at best, or forever distrust their parents and grow up to be AxCrazy murderers, at worst. (Or maybe that's just Creator/JackChick.[[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]].) That doesn't happen in RealLife. My friends and I, for example, all believed in Santa, all found out he wasn't real, and all grew up to be emotionally healthy adults with college degrees.
15th Nov '15 4:33:37 PM CaptEquinox
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***** Oh how I envy [[http://jackie-times.tumblr.com/post/38061560000/cliff-house-top-of-the-world-near-the-north-pole John, Michael, Christopher and Priscilla.]]

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***** [[Literature/TheFatherChristmasLetters Oh how I envy envy]] [[http://jackie-times.tumblr.com/post/38061560000/cliff-house-top-of-the-world-near-the-north-pole John, Michael, Christopher and Priscilla.]]
8th Sep '15 11:55:49 PM CaptEquinox
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*** We need a Folklore section to put them under. "Religion and Mythology" are related but not the same thing.

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*** We need a Folklore Maybe the Religion & Mythology section ought to put them under. "Religion and Mythology" are related but not the same thing.be called Religion, Myth & Folklore.
8th Sep '15 11:49:05 PM CaptEquinox
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*** We need a Folklore section to put them under. "Religion and Mythology" are related but not the same thing.
23rd Aug '15 1:03:41 AM joelkazoo
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**** Absolutely. In non-religious households, the Santa mythos is a great way to teach children critical thinking skills. When they get to the age of questioning Santa's existence (usually through things they hear from kids on the playground), parents can say "What do ''you'' think?". When they express doubt, you can ask them "Why?". The kid then can go through the various parts of the story, about how reindeer can't fly, it's impossible for a sled to visit all the houses in the world in one night, etc. When the kid finally, on his own, figures out that Santa is all B.S., they can feel a sense of accomplishment over figuring out the mystery themselves, rather than someone telling them flat-out "He's not real!".
4th Aug '15 6:57:21 AM joelkazoo
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*** Not saying it's a bad thing at all, just quit acting like you're doing a "noble" thing when you're just taking a parenting shortcut.
22nd Jun '15 8:55:17 PM Sharlee
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** Maybe the previous Santa was already divorced or a widower when he took the job, and the Mrs. Clause only prohibited ''never''-married men.
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