Originally posted by saint4God
Hi Hunka, I'd intentionally not engaged in a discussion with you previously, merely pointing out that your opinion is just as valid as mine. I understand you feel a need to mock others in their beliefs, state your opinions as if they were facts, and to support something you know is false, however on ATS we're all here to Deny Ignorance so my responsibility is adherence and promotion towards the truth. This is what I plan on supporting as taking part of the principle. It does not surprise me that parents are supporters of lies (as I said before, I worked in business for many years) but as for me and my house, we'll not propagate them.
[edit on 16-12-2008 by saint4God]
You are the one mocking me!
I'm sitting here saying that the myth of Santa is equivalent to the myth of Jesus, and you want to act like the myth of Jesus is Greater than the myth of Santa.
That to me is mocking.
I just don't understand how you can sit there with a straight face and call Jesus TRUTH and Santa BUNK.
And worse off you act like the stories Parents tell children about Santa is somehow unethical. While, telling them about Jesus is just showing them truth.
And then... in this last post of yours you attempt to act like you are taking the high ground. You really should read the thread in my signature.
The thing you fail to realize is that the human mind apprehends through narrative. It's just how it works. Which is why Children believe in Santa and Adults believe in whatever religious figure they were indoctrinated into.
The real truth is that there is nothign wrong with using myths to understand, or even believing in those myths. What drives me nuts is someone who believes their myth is superior.
[edit on 16-12-2008 by HunkaHunka]