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Old 12-05-2008, 05:41 AM   #42
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Re: Santa Claus -- Do you allow your children to believe in him?

Originally Posted by kettle View Post

And as far as "lying" to my kid, I don't want to insult/offend anyone, but lets be honest, Christmas is based on layers and layers of cultural adaptations and absorptions. Most historians agree that the person Jesus Christ was NOT born in December, but rather in the spring. Early Christians adapted pagan winter solstice holidays into a Christian holiday. The majority of our Christmas symbols are actually pagan in origin (Christmas tree, wreaths, yule logs etc).
I actually agree with this. That's why it's not being celebrated in our house
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