Spoiler alert! Anyone who is an avid fan of father christmas eagerly awaiting his presence this year might not wish to continue further!!!
The easter bunny,tooth fairy....
And most of all satan oops! I mean santa.
Does the tale of santa teach youngsters to question faith?
Apart from the obvious comparisons one can make between christmas' superficial practices and pagan practices,one that is probably the most sinister is the way we all conspire to lie to children in order to keep the magic alive for them.
The tale of santa.
A presence you cant see, can talk to, who listens, is watching if your good or not ready for a judgment day(christmas morning when your presents will be there or wont),
a presence that has superhuman powers, sound familiar?
what happens when they find out he is not real though, does this not feed into that young persons subconcious mind that all might not be what it seems, its a big hoax
Does this not teach people to question everything they believe from a young age.
And when they do know, they are told they are too old to believe such ideas now its obviously nonsense like its so silly to even keep thinking that now.
Satan/leban/loki is likened to as a confuser
a trickster and in other teachings he is the shower of truth, a real eye opener.
Does santa serve to teach us that faith is silly
And we all play into it in the hopes it will make that childs childhood happier but what happens when that child grows up?