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Is Santa Claus Real. . . . .

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posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 03:39 AM
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originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: NoFearsEqualsFreeMan

None of a teachers damn business to tell children that religion is bull, refer the question to the parents.


I would say it depends on the age of the children, but generally i agree and never said any different.

I have another question for you guys, some of you seems to be after me, just because i said their is no reason to lie about it (dont care if you do anyways)

Is it ok to threaten a fellow member of ATS, to come and cut out my tounge in the middle of the night, if I express my right to free speech? No one seems to be outraged by that, and apparently he is allowed to do it, i repported it yesterday, and it is still here !?!
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posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 03:58 AM
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a reply to: NoFearsEqualsFreeMan


Face it. You are just a troll.
I never threatened you, but then you know that and are just trying to cause trouble.
This, more than anything else explains your stance on Santa.
You dont care about kids, you just like to cause trouble.

You disrespect everyone who seems to engage with you by using the old troll tricks of deliberate misreading etc.
If I had threatened you, you would know it, there would be no ambiguity, I am not like you, maybe you should grow up a little bit?

Anyway, done with you now, not worth my time.



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 04:13 AM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
a reply to: NoFearsEqualsFreeMan


Face it. You are just a troll.
I never threatened you, but then you know that and are just trying to cause trouble.
This, more than anything else explains your stance on Santa.
You dont care about kids, you just like to cause trouble.

You disrespect everyone who seems to engage with you by using the old troll tricks of deliberate misreading etc.
If I had threatened you, you would know it, there would be no ambiguity, I am not like you, maybe you should grow up a little bit?

Anyway, done with you now, not worth my time.


My stance on Santa? You keep attacking me, telling me i hate christmas and santa, and kids and apparently anything!
You dont think it is disrespectfull to put words in my mouth, telling me what i think and feel?

I never said anything about Santa, i try to explain you that i only said it is silly to tell the lie about him and there is no reason to do so.

If you really wanted to know what my stance on Santa was, you could have just asked me, but you have made up you mind and hate me no matter what.

So iam the troll, because i try to defend myself against all youre absurd accusations?
Youre so triggered by me, you cant handle that i think "there is no reason to lie about it", you go totally crazy and says stuff like this



and stop throwing words like triggered around when I am giving you the courtesy of trying to debate your idiotic stance. Do it once more and the snowflake fairy will come and cut out your tongue while you sleep.


That is a very direct thread!

You keep coming with wild accusations, and i try to defend against it. But apparently iam not allowed to have an oppionen or express it, cause you get to triggered and youre feelings are hurt. No, the whole world is hurt, and kids suffer all over the world now, because of me, right?

You try to paint a picture of me, being somekind of christmas hating guy, which is not true at all. But again, you dont care to ask me what i really think, you just assume to much without any evidence and goes on a full blown attack on my person. and still you think iam the one being rude and a troll?

Yeah sure, you sound like a guy who brings love and joy to a christmas party.. you should be ashamed of yourself!



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 04:18 AM
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a reply to: NoFearsEqualsFreeMan


Like I said, done with you. Go away and grow up.

2nd line



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 04:26 AM
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originally posted by: SprocketUK
a reply to: NoFearsEqualsFreeMan


Like I said, done with you. Go away and grow up.

2nd line


You are aware that people can go back and read every single post you and I made. I dare anyone to find evidence that any of that crazy crap you accuse me of, is true. If they look, they will find out that youre the one who makes a lot of assumptions, and attack me for stuff i never said.

People are smart enough to make up their own minds, and iam not gonna be threathen to silence, just because you dont agree with me "that telling that lie, is unnecessary" so you just keep on ridicule me and attacking my person, the truth is free for everyone to see.
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posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 04:45 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: Phage

Which is why religion and nationalism work so well.


I dunno about not buying anything in the first place, but--call me a monster if you will--I once gave every single one of my eldest daughter's presents to one of her cousins instead because she unwrapped every present under the tree 2 weeks before Christmas. (She was well beyond the age of knowing better--8 or 9 I think.) So don't make assumptions.
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posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 06:48 AM
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If you don’t believe you don’t receive



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 05:40 PM
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When I was a kid I was angry when I found out Santa Claus was real ,I had been lied to and made a fool of ,other kids saying ''you idiot ,its you're parents who put the gifts under the tree '',its the loser dorks who believe it .I looked at my parents with indignation ,all the time, I had it drummed into me BE GOOD ,DO THE RIGHT THING ,BE HONEST ,DONT TELL LIES ,my grandmother waved her finger at us menacingly ''IF YOU ARE NOT GOOD YOU WONT GET ANYTHING !!!!!!!!!!!"" Santa Claus is A BIG FAT FRAUD !!!!!!!!! reminds me of the Aliens movie, when the small girl Newt says ''Parents say there are no real monsters, but there are ,why do they tell little kids that ?''



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 05:41 PM
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a reply to: kingparrot

that's a crock



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 06:45 PM
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originally posted by: NoFearsEqualsFreeMan

originally posted by: amazing
Why would a teacher say that to a group of kids though? That's ridiculous. She should have been fired.

Lot's of kids are ugly too. You don't tell them that. That kind of truth only hurts people.


Ok, but why the need to tell them the lie in the first place? wouldnt they enjoy the holidays and the gifts etc just as much, if they knew he wasnt real? I mean, kids watch all kinds of shows and movies, with stuff they know aint real, they seem to enjoy themself while doing so....


You have a point, but there's a reason that all cultures have these traditions, and fairy tales. I don't have the time to look up the terms and statistics and history at the moment. There's is a physcologial benefit. (plus I can't spell phsycological and spell check doesbn't help with that one LOL)



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 09:29 PM
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originally posted by: Krahzeef_Ukhar
a reply to: CriticalStinker

I understand the point.

However this teacher was fired for not lying.
Sure I'm looking at it very black and white but even including the grays I don't think I could support the phrase...

"Teachers should sometimes lie to their students".


I think the teacher was fired for making statements so insensitive as to inflict emotional duress on a room full of children. That statement's truth served no purpose. I doubt it was part of the approved curriculum. It may have been true, but it was not incumbent upon her to define or express that particular truth a few weeks before Christmas, or any other time IMO.

These are young children. Children only get to be young once. Let them enjoy it. Real life will smack the crap out of them soon enough...



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 09:49 PM
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a reply to: Phage

You would be surprised at what all NORAD tracks on a regular basis.



posted on Dec, 7 2018 @ 09:51 PM
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While I do not tell my younger relatives about Santa Clause, I do tell them about Saint Nicholas. I know he was a real person, I have been to one of his tombs, and can tell them about that as well. But beyond that, there is one other thing I teach them is about giving from the heart, that it does not matter the price of the gift, but the importance of the thought and love that goes into it, and how the Saint does good things for those who believe.



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 12:28 AM
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A red ufo being Rudolph red nosed reindeer, led by some jolly glutton of Santanic that has armies of little green men bringing presents to whose naughty or nice on Jesus birthday like some omniscient perverted old man!

In China they know him as Fat Buddha.
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posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 05:00 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
It's sad when telling the truth gets you fired. I do not plan on teaching my children that Santa Claus is real, I'm sure I will get a lot of flak for it but I will not cave to peer pressure.

Very sad when a lie is valued more than the truth, a lie that breeds materialistic narcissism no less.


Lying is generally bad. Duh. But in my experience, there are good lies and bad lies. Not even so much "good" lies, as much as lies that don't necessarily have any bad consequences. Often times they can even help things. Beyond that, anyone who says a teacher doesn't lie anyway is pushing it. When I was in school, it was toted constantly to make sure you do well, go to a great college, and you'll be set for life. Most millennials are struggling after going to college. Sounds like there was a lie in there to me. I'd take the Santa lie over the success lie any day.

Also, last time I checked, Christmas and Santa was about the spirit of giving and joy, being around family and enjoying this time of year. I won't get into the religious aspects, but there are more non materialistic or narcissistic values as well. The materialism comes from corporations pushing their products every year. It's probably best if you not confuse the two, but do as you will.

Edit: I originally asked why you wouldn't teach your kids about Santa being "real", but I can see why after reading further through the comments. But this caught my eye:


originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Why the need for Santa anyways? Why not just say that it's from you and not some imaginary fat guy? What's the point of adding a lie on top of the materialism?


But why not be a little more festive? Like others have said, it adds wonderment to the holiday season, especially for children. The holiday is as much about materialism as the family makes it.

Too, why not just tell your kids that Santa is just some made up fat guy, but also teach them that others enjoy believing in Santa. Give them both sides of the story and let them decide for themselves later in life what they want to believe. For instance, my dad believes in Santa in a way. He's 60+ years old, and he believes in "Santa" or "Father Christmas" as a type of entity...not one that literally flies a sleigh or delivers gifts, but one that instills the holiday spirit within people who are open to a holiday of wonder...no matter how incredibly cheesy it sounds. Is that really hurting anyone?

Why not do your thing and let others do theirs?

Oh that's right. I forgot respect is dead.

Finally, it's not the teachers place to play mediator and tell children "both sides". Do parents not want to do anything anymore?
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posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 06:04 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

A New Jersey substitute teacher at Cedar Hill School was fired after she told a room full of first graders that Santa Claus is fake.
Superintendent Rene Rovtar released a statement saying that she was “troubled and disheartened” by the incident that could potentially ruin the childhood wonder associated with the holidays.


www.radio.com...

I know Santa Claus is real. He's actually visited our home and even though our children are older now, he still brings them gifts on Christmas.

I feel sorry for the loser-dorks who don't believe in Santa.


But for the sake of argument, I will posit to all of you. . . . . Is the Jolly Old Elf real?


I thought Santa was too politically incorrect to be viable these days - real or not.

I'm actually surprised that he's not been outlawed, and replaced with a hodge-podge of 3rd world ingredients, while also maintaining the focus on there being 312 genders (or something).

So a transgender, former lesbian basketball player dressed in a niqab would probably go down well in all territories.



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: Trucker1

A suppose when you put it like that it seems less deliberately deceitful. I wonder if instead of religion if we would be better worshipping natural phenomenon and the elements, at least they would require no roof needing fixed and wouldn't want our guilt


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posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 02:24 PM
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my kids learned how to detect bull from a young age . Never really believed in Santa .
I spent hours telling them blony stuff they learned very fast how to know when i was full of spit .
Like back when i was your age I had to walk ten miles each way to school through raging blizzerds fighting off wolfs .
Or I am so old I remeber when we discovered fire .
Or son you would not belive how much trouble we had when we invented square wheels .

And a 100 more . A game I played so they would separate what is real from what is not as even adults believe in fairy tails . ( like honest Government .

As for other parents if I was the type to do the Santa thing ( ps never believed in that my self EVER .
well in that case it is up to me to tell my kid he is not real .



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