History Headscratchers / SantaClaus

16th Jul '16 12:17:14 AM Wolf101
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** Not really, since God moves in mysterious ways and Father Christmas moves in a superluminal reindeer driven sleigh. It's pretty easy to disprove Santa but impossible to disprove God.
21st Jun '16 9:06:15 AM Liberalgal101
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30th May '16 6:40:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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*** Christmas = Christ + Mass. Holiday = Holy + Day. Similarly, X is Greek for Christ, so you cannot even get away with saying it is not religious by pointing out the spelling "Xmas" or "X-mas". Removing Christ from the holiday removes the holiday. Yes, you can celebrate Christmas without being Christian, but then there would be no real reason to celebrate it. It would be like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups without the peanut butter: all you have left is a piece of Hershey's chocolate in a strange shape. It would be pointless have a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup without the Reese's peanut butter, and pointless to have Christmas without Christ. There are actual secular holidays around the same eetime. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Solstice Winter Solstice]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HumanLight HumanLight]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festivus Festivus]] (not just a {{Seinfeld}} thing), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day Boxing Day]], and, for African-Americans, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwanzaa Kwanzaa]].

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*** Christmas = Christ + Mass. Holiday = Holy + Day. Similarly, X is Greek for Christ, so you cannot even get away with saying it is not religious by pointing out the spelling "Xmas" or "X-mas". Removing Christ from the holiday removes the holiday. Yes, you can celebrate Christmas without being Christian, but then there would be no real reason to celebrate it. It would be like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups without the peanut butter: all you have left is a piece of Hershey's chocolate in a strange shape. It would be pointless have a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup without the Reese's peanut butter, and pointless to have Christmas without Christ. There are actual secular holidays around the same eetime. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Solstice Winter Solstice]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HumanLight HumanLight]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festivus Festivus]] (not just a {{Seinfeld}} Series/{{Seinfeld}} thing), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day Boxing Day]], and, for African-Americans, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwanzaa Kwanzaa]].
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.
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