This drives me CRAZY!!!
Santa is NOT a MYTH! He's is FICTION!!! 100%
A MYTH is simply something that can not be proven by science!! If something is proven to be 100% fiction, then it is just that, fiction!
Jesus, God, Goddess, Bigfoot, Aliens... These are myths! TRILLIONS of people world wide believe they are FACT, but they are all scientifically unproven! That makes a MYTH!!
Do you really not know the difference between Myth and Fiction?? Is this word something that people just aren't taught or is it that people just don't care and prefer to use the word MYTH so they don't have to feel like they lie to their kids about the Easter Bunny, Santa, the Tooth Fairy or other common FICTIONAL characters!
What the hell people! Get a dictionary!
If you want to tell your kids this stuff, great, what do I care. But WHY do people insist on misusing the word MYTH??
Asked by Anonymous at 11:57 AM on Dec. 13, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by fefe87 at 11:58 AM on Dec. 13, 2009
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Answer by Redteux at 12:40 PM on Dec. 13, 2009
A myth is NOT something that science can't prove, so obviously you are among the people who don't understand what a myth is. Myth can be defined many ways (my favorite is from Joseph Campbell "myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of the human life") but what it really breaks down to is that a myth is a legendary narrative, usually of gods and heroes, or a theme that expresses the ideology of a culture and/or a story that explains how the world came to be and why it works the way it does. Santa Clause is a legend, which is a kind of myth.
Answer by nysa00 at 12:46 PM on Dec. 13, 2009