This may sound strange, it may sound stupid even crazy, BUT, even though I am 64 years old, I still believe in Santa Claus. I mean why not? If I can believe in God, and in Jesus, and in the Holy Spirit, If I can believe in Heaven and Hell, in Angels and satan, then;
What is so wrong with believing that there is a man named Santa Claus, who lives at the North Pole, has a sleigh, drawn by flying reindeer, who delivers joy and happiness to children throughout the world by flying around from home to home delivering one special gift per child on Christmas Eve?
Think about it for a moment. I and you can believe that God appeared to mankind as a little baby, and that when that baby grew up to be a man, that the man gave himself up to be crucified and by doing so erased man's sins. In other words God gave a gift to His children, so why cannot some old man do the same for children to bring them joy and happiness through the giving of a gift?
Maybe Santa Claus and believing in him is not logical, but is it any more logical to believe in God. Both exist and both give, for those who choose to believe.
Dave I thought you were a priest or atleast a religious (from your hubs).. You should know this then. Santa Claus came after a saint - a bishop - the bishop used to help the poor and drop money inside their houses or that's part of it. Google the origins of Santa Claus and you might get it.
lobobrandon: I am definitely not a priest, although I am very religious and a "Christian". I do know the origin of Santa or Saint Nickolas I just like to go against the norm of today and believe that there is really a Santa Claus. I guess it is the child in me and Our Father God loves His children.
Aww Dave, are you waxing politically-correct today, or just being funny?
There's much evidence that God exists, but none that Santa's real. He woulda actually been seen by someone on a rooftop by now, and he never ever answered my letters. Oh wait----I never wrote him any letters.... Darn. Guess I'm just a bad girl.
Brenda what about Saint Nickolas? I don't see anything as politically correct in believing in Santa especially since I still have the heart of a child. My letter to Santa is at the North Pole already and I know he'll have no problem delivering my gift, a never ending love for my Lord Jesus. It's not a gift for me but one for Jesus as I am a giver.
Eh, well... The "Saints" are no longer living, so they cannot pray nor deliver any message to nor for Jesus. You have a direct line to God the Father through Jesus Christ when you pray, since Jesus is the only intermediary between God and man. While we're alive, we can pray for someone who's living here on earth, but that prayer still has to go through Jesus and Him only. Matter of fact, Jesus was God in the flesh, as we're told in the book of John. I understand that that's not the usual Catholic view of things, but it is backed up by the Bible.
People have actually seen Santa, no one has seen God (unless they were on acid and that doesn't really count.)
The worst thing Santa does to people he doesn't like is to put coal in their stocking. If God doesn't like you, he kills you and maybe your family, sometimes 99.99% of the world's population if he's really pissed. Even worse, he sometimes makes you live in Kentucky which is loaded with carp.
I believe in Santa! Maybe the point isn't so much about Santa Claus being a living breathing person but what he stands for and all the miracles that do happen. For me and mine Santa represents all the goodness that is in us and all the miracles that happen. And Santa just a good way to make these thoughts more tangible.
I can'r, frankly, be arsed reading all the comments in this thread, but what do you mean Santa isn't real? Do kids not read this forum? I have believed in Santa since I was knee high to a grasshopper. And I am proud to be a believer now! Santa has done so much for society in general. Over the millennia, he has made sure deserving children were rewarded. Let's hear it for Santa Claus!!
I always thought santa claus was an alcoholic, I remember being a chid and getting an excuse that christmas was going to be cancelled because the elves were on strike as santa claus had been at the whisky again and the reindeer were trying to sober him up.....
That's entirely possible, calpol. Explains the cravings for sweets (cookies) and mass quantities of milk to coat his stomach for more whiskey! Also, early stage alcoholics are often workaholic overachievers. Santa sure fits that description!
There are actually millions of Santas. I have always known this. I knew because each year a neighbor farmer dressed up like Santa and passed out bags of candy to all us kids at the church party. Most of them looked nothing like Santa and I knew who they were under the cotton beards. It was all combined with Jesus and God and Moses and then there was Santa. I understood that all were real and that occasionally adults dressed up to look like the saints and that was ok with me. I didn't care whether or not the North Pole Santa was really there, becuz I figured he was, just like there were a thousand Santas around where I grew up. I think that I still believe this way even after 20 Christmas Eves when I was Santa staying up until 3 am to get everything wrapped and arranged and decorated and surprises ready. Now I don't do that and Santa doesn't bring stuff to this house. But he visits. He comes around. I know he does.
I don't believe in god(s), devils, hell or heaven but I do believe in Santa Claus. Believing in Santa Claus is like believing in people. We each bring meaning and happiness and even spirituality of our own kind to Christmas and Santa Claus in turn.
That's pretty much the same thing I told my nephew when he began to doubt Santa Claus (boys at school had told him there was no Santa) and didn't really want to leave that magic of Christmas behind. He understood what I meant and even now when he is in high school now he still has that happiness and that belief in Santa Claus.
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