Thursday, December 3, 2009
A church member friend asked me my take on "Santa Claus" today. Here's what I told him-
"Personally, for us, we have told the boys from day 1 that Santa is a legend that is roughly related to the St. Nicholas of the 5th Century. We have never minced though, he's a fake. I just don't see the upside of letting them believe something that isn't true and not setting them straight. I mean, they watch a make believe movie, we tell them it's make believe. No biggie. They talk about Santa and we either re-enforce the ruse or we don't say anything to correct? I don't know, for me it isn't worth it. He's a big fat fake. My boys have actually taken heat from other church/school kids for saying the fat guy's a fake. I don't get it. Bah HUMBUG!!!"
Besides, did you notice who has the same letters in his name as Santa? Think about it. Ha ha!!