Today, after sweating over lines and music (actually, I just “perspired”) I went on to some sites. One site in particular caught my attention because the author bemoaned Santa Claus. She moaned and groaned in great detail how this was “lying” to your children because Santa can’t be seen.
Confession time: I believe in Santa Claus. My comment to her was the 1897 letter by Virginia O’ Hanlon to the NY Sun writer, Francis P. Church. http://www.barricksinsurance.com/virginia.html What happened next was interesting……
At first, I didn’t know what to think. A conservative recommended the comment and a liberal told me it made her want to puke. Naturally, I lost my temper with the liberal and showed my tail. I told her that’s typically what happens when you receive coal for Christmas every year. Yes, I can be a naughty elf!
Then I got to thinking. Is it that Santa Claus is akin to God in that he can’t be seen and he is the spirit of giving of one’s self by one’s own achievements? Or are we to believe that it’s more empowering to teach children that the government must decide who is naughty and who is nice?
How’s about a poll? Do you believe in Santa Claus?
I only ask this because inquiring elves want to know….