reply to post by Threegirls
Domestic violence in some household is a reality and not only during the festive period, sadly.
In America, where at least 3 quarters of the population are christians, either churchgoers or at heart, do know what the event is for, a time of
giving, a time of joy, a time of reunion and more critically, a time of rememberance on the redemption of mankind by the selfless act of one lone
No matter what had happened in the preceding days or months prior to these event, it is that one special day for that rememberance, of how we are to
treat our fellow humans, more so those whom we love and care about, espacially kids.
Fairy tales for young children are harmless, and is only an aid to help prepare them for the world. Most of the fairy tales do contain positive
values, which can be related to realities in the real world, such as reward and punishment.
As the child grows, they will be weaned off the actors within the tales, but the morals of the storys told, for rewards are indeed given to the kind,
the righteous are true in the real world, just as negative traits are punished, throughout even to our adulthood as in the course of our current
Furthermore, fairy tales do give a child the spark to imagination, of a better world as they progress to adulthood. Our science fiction writers are
proof of such facts, which led to our technological developement such as satellites, space shuttle, etc.
So, is perpetuating the Santa Myth or even fairy tales to pre-schoolers considered a lie?
The truth is, there IS a Santa Claus. He is the parent, more critically central to the message in the myth, who gave him the present when he/she had
been good, just as the child will be rewarded if he/she had done good as he grows up, and punished if he/she turns bad, with society being the Santa
Claus this time. And if the child have a religious upbringing, as he grows up, he/she will know that it will be our Creator who is the ultimate judge,
of time and space, watching over us all.
Free will exists. It's one's choice on how to bring up one's child, so long as the parents do not hurt or harm the child's developement through
the different stages of their lives. They are all equally precious.