do the easter bunny and santa clause soften u up to believe in god?
Right off the bat, Yes I know that they're secular customs. The point is, from an early age, as a catholic, you are knowingly deceived to believe a man comes into your house and gives you things, because you follow the rules of the church. Everyone now knows that the parents buy the junk for us, and should get credit for it, but we're lied to. Has this ever been renounced by the church as wrong? The same goes with the easter bunny. As a child, we're convinced that an invisible man gives us things when we're good. As we mature and ask questions about life, another invisible guy is the answer we get. Santa does not give us eternal happiness, but concrete things like toys that entertain you when you are young. It really seems fishy that the same people who believe in god tell their kids santa is real. What do you think? Does a belief in santa and magic bunnies pave the way to believing in a god? Please no gospel, psalms or letters to the Carolinians.
When you add the facts that a lot of our thinking processes are developed at an early age(i may be decieved but i can't stand up to dad, or the priest and then the next fifty scam artists), and the idea of going to hell for questioning beliefs, i feel there is a connection. It may be a weak conspiracy theory, but it seems kinda like, carry the calf, carry the cow. I went to a Catholic gradeschool and questioned their myths to the teachers and they do not take it well. I did not believe in Santa for very long, and I do not believe in a god now. I do believe in the golden rule though.
That's why some people say God is just Santa Claus for adults. Some of them just never grow out of it.
THIS IS MY POINT. thank you, sir or maam.
The parents go to work everyday to buy the gifts and they give all the credit to Santy Clause. its not right. I love my parents and they did not lie to me for long(6yo.). I love Christmas too, cause everyone gets together.