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Do people seriousely not know what MYTH is???

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??

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:57 AM on Dec. 13, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

Answers (27)
  • alright why r u going nuts?

    Answer by fefe87 at 11:58 AM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • Must have seen the post in politics and currents events answer section about Santa being a myth. Oh well. Some people will never accept that we are all different and entitled to our beliefs.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • Hi Sabrina! ( this post is a cut and paste job from a reply with your name on it from another post)

    Here is a definition of myth:

    a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people

    Do scholars use the word Greek Mythology incorrectly as well?

    Answer by wildboyz1994 at 12:00 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • You might want to use that same dictionary to find the correct spelling of seriously.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • CNN thinks it's a myth

    "Even if you haven't actively cultivated your children's acceptance of the Santa Claus myth, chances are good, thanks to the magic of Christmas TV specials and slick holiday advertising, that they believe in the man who knows if they've been naughty or nice."

    "Santa myth" is an accepted form of use and Santa is not 100% fiction. There are many saints and stories he is based on around the world.


    Answer by Gailll at 12:07 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • 1206- that is a bit of irony huh?

    Answer by wildboyz1994 at 12:09 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • Actually the character Santa Clause is based on a real life human being named Nicholas of Myra aka St. Nicholas. He was known for secretly giving gifts to the poor and for putting coins in the shoes of people who left them out for him.

    Answer by psugal at 12:10 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • psurgal
    that is only one story of the many men that the myth of Santa carries with him.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 12:36 PM on Dec. 13, 2009

  • No, actually, St Nicholas the Wonderworker is NOT a "myth". He was a real historical figue, and a Saint of the Church. There isn't a whole lot known about him, and certainly time and society has added to the perception, but he was in fact a real person. The name "Santa Claus" is the Anglicized version of "Saint Klaas", "Klaas" being the shortened version of "Nicklaas" or "Nicklaus".

    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

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