Is Santa Clause true or just a Myth?
- All about Santa Claus (a.k.a. St. Nickolas, Father Christmas, etc.)
All about Santa Claus (a.k.a. St. Nickolas, Father Christmas, etc.)
- History of Santa Claus
The history of Santa Claus
Santa Claus... if I would compare this man in this modern day, he might be a great celebrity or an influential politician or a millionaire maybe. Here is what I know about Santa Claus.
Santa Claus is also know as Saint Nicholas in some countries, or Father Christmas. Santa is historical, legendary and mythological character who is believed to bring many gifts, especially to good children, on Christmas eve. He is characterized with red and white stuffs with a large black belt and sometimes smoking a pipe.
According to history Santa Claus was a 4th century Christian bishop of Myra in Lycia, a province of the Byzantine Anatolia, now known as Turkey. It is said that he was famous for his generosity to the poor.
Times passed and Saint Nicholas became famous in Europe. There the paganism crept in and altered the true identity of Saint Nicholas. To the Germans he was unioned with the god Odin, who would each year, at the native Germanic holiday of Yule, have a great hunting party accompanied by his fellow gods and fallen warriors residing in his realm. Thus, came into the Christmas holiday the Yule logs, Yule Goat and even the Christmas tree.
Well, many stories point out to who Santa Claus is. But for me, Santa is merely an imagination, a myth. There is no such man who'll fly with reindeers and lands at rooftops and slide down to chimneys. I don't even see any connection of him to Jesus or is Christmas really for Jesus. There is only one thing I can say; the Christmas we're celebrating is just all about the holiday, there is nothing that leads to Jesus' birth. Christmas is so messed up and so confusing. Christmas today is all about materials.
Jesus was not born in a manger in a cold winter. And being born in this wretched Earth is not worth celebrating for. I prefer to celebrate my departure from Earth rather my being born into it. That is why Christmas is not so important for me. Christ's birth did not save me from eternal damnation, His death did. God bless you.
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