Originally Posted by IplayRandom
Who cares ? If children are happy if they think there's Santa, let them. If people are happy if they think they won't truly die, let them. It is not like anyone of them is trying to damage your precious sanity with their beliefs ...
That would be nice, but those damn children are blowing up buildings because their parents told them santa doesn't exist, or they drew a funny picture of Santa.
To make matters worse, those children have seperated themselves into different sects, and are shunning eachother. "santa lives in the northpole!", "No! santa lives in korvatunturi!" etc. and some of them are killing eachother over that small detail.
If that's not enough, it's nearly impossible to be a popular kid in school in the US if you don't believe in Santa. If you want to be the popular kid, you gotta say "Santa loves us all". That's how bad it has gone people!
Just because someone says Santa judges us all and deems whether we're naughty or nice, and people act accordingly, doesn't mean it's true. And it most certainly doesn't give the children the right to start judging people if they're naughty or nice.
Sure it might make children "feel nice", but at what cost? Is the primal warm sensation really worth all that suffering and trouble?
Wouldn't it be better if we'd just tell them the truth that It's the parents that bring the presents, that there's no need for Santa?
By removing Santa out of the picture, we'd be one step closer to a more unified child community. One less thing to categorize us in.