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Originally posted by lifeform11
reply to post by steveknows
well the other examples you gave are fine because children know they need to imagine it, as they are fairytales and not real. or simply entertainment.
on the otherhand where santa in concerned, what is there to imagine if your taught something is real (ie not imaginary)?
i did not use fantasy to believe santa was based on a real person, for example, because i thought it was true.
interesting how you see what i was told by other people about santa being a real person in the past as properganda, because it was not true.
edit on 22-12-2011 by lifeform11 because: typo
Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
What harm does it do? None. Who can sit here and honestly say they were harmed by believing in Santa?
Kids have great imagination. It is fun and helps to teach the spirit and goodness of giving.
Let them believe.
Originally posted by Firefly_
reply to post by DarknessMatters
How is feeding them lies protecting their innocence?
Originally posted by Nana2
I can sit here and say that I was honestly harmed by beleiving in Santa. (raised poor in a large family.)
The harm that it does is for POOR children, who are told just like non-poor children are to "be good or santa wont bring you any presents." What do you think THAT does to their self esteem-self worth, etc when they wake up and find that either there are no presents, or the presents that are there are not what they "wished" for? I wasn't "good enough", or I was "bad". Yea, real healthy for kids...
Originally posted by Dr Expired
Faith...is a thing that is magical.
Satan has replaced Christ as surely as Santa ...hey they even have the same letters in their names...Satans Claws...Santa Claus.
Just don't let Santa come down the chimmney to posess the children.