Think about this for a few moments… as a matter of fact think about it until you get to the end of today’s blog.
First response would most likely be; No we should not lie to our children that will create distrust and even worse teach them to lie.
But, what about Santa Claus?
Well we say this is ok, no one wants to take the excitement and joy of a visit from Santa Claus bringing toys to our household on a cold winter’s night from a small child’s imagination.
Lying to our children about Santa Claus being acceptable of course opens the door to the Easter Bunny and how about giving awards of excellence to every player just because they showed up?
Where does it end? What about the school that is now teaching creationism as a science?
What about Bill O’Reilly and Sara Palin lying to all about an imagined “war on Christmas”? This effort of course has provided both O’Reilly and Palin with extra money to salt away in the Cayman Islands.
What about Bush/Cheney and company, with complicity from the MSM, lying us into a senseless war? A war that has cost us unimaginable amounts in both lives and money.
Keep in mind that once a person reaches adulthood many ideas and opinions have been completely installed in their minds and are almost impossible to dislodge.
Now take a moment and tell me what you think about lying (to our children).
- Santa Claus the Magic Mushroom, the story behind Christmas traditions (damnweirdarticles.com)
- Dutch protest St. Nicholas’ blackface sidekick (sacbee.com)