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- The Tooth Fairy (or Easter Bunny, or Santa Claus . . .) : a fun and harmless fiction, or a pointless justification for lying to children? See all answers
- March 16, 2013 by madara
- I believe in Santa Claus.
With the exception of Santa Claus the others are no more than fairytales which can be fun for young children. Santa Claus, on the other hand, was based on a real person or persons. I see him as a symbol of good will and an opportunity to thank those who mean the most in your life.
When parents and family member give presents from Santa, I believe they are doing it in the spirit of Christmas. In some ways Christmas is more real than Jesus Christ.
No matter where you stand religiously, there are some questions surrounding the Biblical Christmas Story.
When was Jesus born?
Where was he born?
Where did the wise men actually come from?
and so on.
I believe Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for Christians, Jewish folk, and non-believers. It's a time to say thank you to your fellow man and wish him peace and goodwill.