reply to post by BigFrigginAl
I wish it was that easy...
But telling a lie to my son actually would hurt...a lot...People tell my son "your father is the most honest man we know" and I have told myself I'd
never lie to him.
That fact of the matter is this- I personally truly believe it is absolutly wrong to tell kids there is a Santa....and fundamentally dishonest to the
And to suffer being a liar for the sake of millions of people "enjoying the lie" or worse "feeling it is beneficial to mental growth" ...is
I am constantly having this debate for the past six years with so many of my peers, family and friends, and so few understand just how morally screwed
up it truly is to feed such hogwash to kids.
Add to that "the real meaning behind the media's support of Christmas and Santa-ism" and I actually get angry.
And I mean this...I really think all people telling their children Santa is real, and perpetuating the false ideal of Christmas are actually abusing
But try telling that to anyone with sugar plums dancing in their eyes...they just can't grasp the concept that ALL LIES are bad...all lies.
Like I said...my child knows whatever I tell him is fact...he knows I swore to never lie to him. He even knows adults lie all the time to other
children and each other. It was my promise to him that he could trust me, unlike most other adults...
And yet...here I am fearing the holiday holocaust if I even dared to stand up for truth and honesty like all parents should be doing instead of
"playing their slave role to the corporate elite".
I'm sorry...I just think lying to your child about anything is absolutely wrong....and if you MUST do it, it should be for something FAR MORE
IMPORTANT then a stupid gimmick invented and sold to line the pockets of people who don't give a damn about the real meaning of Christmas.
Sounds harsh to some...but only those who lie once a year to the most important people on earth.
edit on 3-12-2010 by Mr Mask because: (no reason given)