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Santa Claus Why Not?

  1. Dave Mathews profile image59
    Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. lobobrandon profile image83
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Dave Mathews profile image59
        Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. lobobrandon profile image83
          lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh I always thought you were a priest big_smile

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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.
      lol

      1. Dave Mathews profile image59
        Dave Mathewsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        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.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          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.

    3. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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. yikes

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        Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        ROFL
        Ron you crack me up. 
        lol

      2. calpol25 profile image76
        calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        hahahah!! lol

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Did you ever receive a gift, an actual gift from Santa, which wasn't ever handled by another human beforehand? roll

    The belief in a god is just as irrational as the belief in Santa. Too bad you don't seem to understand that.

    Both are lies to general masses for control purposes dictated by others.

    1. gamergirl profile image62
      gamergirlposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This.

  3. whoisbid profile image73
    whoisbidposted 5 years ago

    I like the movie scrooge where he touched on these thoughts. The writer of that story was very clever. He wrote it for children but it is filled with mystery too.

  4. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago
  5. Lindy's World profile image84
    Lindy's Worldposted 5 years ago

    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.

  6. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Four words in support of the plaintiff: "Miracle On 34th Street"
    I do believe, I do believe,  I do, I do, I do believe!

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Mighty Mom, we already know you're a religious fanatic, but don't make us informed that you're exceptionally delusional too? lol

      1. Mighty Mom profile image91
        Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Exceptionally delusional?
        I didn't realize there were extremes of delusional, Cags!
        I thought you either were or weren't.
        Like either you are Christian or you are .... not.

        I don't hide my delusions. They work for me.
        lol

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          tongue

        2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          She's right, I've seen her delusions and they are SPEC-tacular!

  7. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2U_PRSsE2Bg/TJzvkWJUPwI/AAAAAAAAAwU/YpecrxHc-LI/s640/santa_and_god.jpg

  8. calpol25 profile image76
    calpol25posted 5 years ago

    lol lol Love it lol

    http://jasonberggren.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/jesus-santa-wish.jpeg

  9. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    It's always fun to watch people take perfectly ludicrous subjects and discuss them with complete solemnity.

    Not that this is such a case.. No, of course not.  Saints giving messages to invisible friends, no, that's all very rational and quite down to earth.

  10. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    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!!

  11. calpol25 profile image76
    calpol25posted 5 years ago

    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.....lol

    1. Mighty Mom profile image91
      Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      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!

      1. calpol25 profile image76
        calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Its definately true MightyMom it would answer a few questions... like you say he fits the description smile

  12. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    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.  big_smile

  13. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    oh, and many of those Santas I met had had a few nips - their noses were often quite rosy even if it wasn't that cold outside!  and the scent of brandy and peppermint schnaps was quite the usual thing!

  14. calpol25 profile image76
    calpol25posted 5 years ago

    I bet its like a secret rule at santa school you have to like sweets, cookies, milk and alcohol to enter.... Then sit a exam on drink driving reindeers smile

  15. That Grrl profile image78
    That Grrlposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. calpol25 profile image76
      calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That is lovely TG, and he kept the magic even now smile

      1. Castlepaloma profile image22
        Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Saint Nick was real

        How many of you believe in the red and white bearded Santa that was produce by COKE

        Not the Santa that snorts white stuff up his nose by a straw

        Or

        Maybe I do

        1. calpol25 profile image76
          calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I know him very well the santa that snorts white stuff up his nose he used to live next door to me but his name was not santa then it was Sean......
          lol http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/strollerderby/2007/11/23-End/evil%20santa!!.jpg

          1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
            AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            That's just scary.

            1. calpol25 profile image76
              calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              No its sean he used to live next door to me but he sorted himself out now and looks more like this http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_gTJMEP-c2fo/STqJ3BhG96I/AAAAAAAAIgk/uzRKGvyZKjg/s640/COOL+SANTA.jpg

              1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
                AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Oh God.
                That's even scarier.

          2. Reality Bytes profile image93
            Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I know this dude:  Insane Clown Posse-Skanta Claws

            1. calpol25 profile image76
              calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Yay I knew someone would know him xx

          3. Reality Bytes profile image93
            Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Merry Christmas

            Remember.....I know where you LIVE!

            1. calpol25 profile image76
              calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Merry Christmas

              Feel free to pop round will have the kettle on smile

              1. Reality Bytes profile image93
                Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                lol  That is the caption below the actual photo, at least the one I know.  It is used for the video  Insane Clown Posse Skanta Claws

                1. calpol25 profile image76
                  calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Oh well thats handy to know too sorry am a bit blonde today  lol

          4. mega1 profile image81
            mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            gee, now, that's depressing!

            1. calpol25 profile image76
              calpol25posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              lol depressing? its quite good smile

  16. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    http://www.defense.gov/DODCMSShare/NewsStoryPhoto/2011-12/hrs_NORAD%20tracks%20santa.jpg
    http://www.defense.gov/imgHandler.ashx?h=285&w=427&img=/DODCMSShare/LandingPageFeatures/634586953722435815.jpg
    Santa absolutely, categorically exists! I do hope he drops by this year...

  17. rainbowbutterfly profile image60
    rainbowbutterflyposted 5 years ago

    I Believe in Santa Claus since I was 5 years old and keep waiting for my gift until now smile...Seriously, the joy that it brings to the kids that there is someone who is good and would share the goodies and fulfill their wishes when they are not naughty is heartwarming ....Today, there are now many  Santa in the world during Christmas and hoping all through out the year  although it may stress Santa Claus and would end him up bankrupt

 
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