Do you believe in Santa Clause? (Forgive me if it's spelled wrong)
As for me, I believed in him when I was a kid, but now I'm starting to doubt his existence. Parents just buy the presents and hide them under the tree when you go to sleep.
Yeah, I guess Santa is like a god. There's no factual proof of its existence, but you still believe that it's there.
But, I wonder why this Santa myth started. Why would parents lie to their kids about Santa? Why must they deceive us? Why can't they just tell us that they get the presents for us? You'd probably lose respect for them if you found out the truth. But maybe the parents just want to entertain them for a time with stories and then when they're older they'll realize that it's bogus. Guess it's worth it for a time.
What's your opinion?
LOL, Santa clause. That made my day.
The idea of Santa Claus is, as I understand it, based off of the tale of St. Nicholas. One mythical exploit of this Saint is detailed below.
"However, in his most famous exploit, a poor man had three daughters but could not afford a proper dowry for them. This meant that they would remain unmarried and probably, in absence of any other possible employment would have to become prostitutes. Hearing of the poor man's plight, Nicholas decided to help him but being too modest to help the man in public (or to save the man the humiliation of accepting charity), he went to his house under the cover of night and threw three purses (one for each daughter) filled with gold coins through the window opening into the man's house.
One version has him throwing one purse for three consecutive nights. Another has him throw the purses over a period of three years, each time the night before one of the daughters comes "of age". Invariably, the third time the father lies in wait, trying to discover the identity of their benefactor. In one version the father confronts the saint, only to have Saint Nicholas say it is not him he should thank, but God alone. In another version, Nicholas learns of the poor man's plan and drops the third bag down the chimney instead; a variant holds that the daughter had washed her stockings that evening and hung them over the embers to dry, and that the bag of gold fell into the stocking.
Direct Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas
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