This is going to sound laughable, but I mean no disrespect, patronizing or demeaning by this question...
My gramma's friend believes that Santa is the equivalent of Satan and a tool used by him in order to force believers into focusing away from the meaning of Xmas...spelled with a CH...
Here are some of the points she's made to me about this theory:
-Santa is an anagram for Satan
-Santa is red
-Santa takes away from Xtianity
-Due to his marketability, Santa is more favourable towards children leading to them to think more of Santa than a squalling infant on Xmas
-Children ARE more favourable to Santa by means of leaving him,"offerings" meaning milk & cookies, sandwiches and carrots as we do in my house..
-That children who grow faith in Santa and then find out that he doesn't exist makes the more apt to become non-religious or Atheists due to apparently their belief that since Santa isn't real that they question everything else in their lives at this point..
More that I can't remember...we talked for about an hour alone on this subject when she brought her great-granddaughter over for a play date the a couple weeks ago and I had my decorations out.
Has anyone else ever heard of this?
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:41 PM on Dec. 2, 2010
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Answer by pam19 at 12:45 PM on Dec. 2, 2010
No I haven't heard about Santa in those specific terms but I know the Santa debate, many people are for or against it. I always thought of Santa as being a nickname for Saint Nicholas. I realize that the idea of Santa has come from other traditions through the years. I'm not worried about it either way. As my kids get older they are less interested in Santa and they understand our religious traditions better.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 1:06 PM on Dec. 2, 2010
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