Santa, The Easter Bunny and Jesus

I’m mad and perplexed.

When I was a squirt, stories about Jesus Christ were told to me with the same level of seriousness (but less fanfare) as were stories about Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, and all the other fictional characters American kids learn about.

I’m mad and perplexed because:

1. People I trusted and depended upon lied to me.

2. No one (that I remember) ever said, “Oh, all that stuff was a lie. Except the stories about Jesus.”

3. What purpose on earth can there be for telling those lies to kids? Think about that. What would any person who’d been lied to by parents, grandparents, the whole freakin’ Western culture logically conclude upon learning she’d been duped big time?

4. I wrongly dismissed Jesus and the bible as a fabrication along with Santa Claus, et al.

5. How would my life have been different had I known which story was true?

6. How would my life have been different had I not been lied to in the first place?

Parents: Don’t cave into the culture. Don’t lie to your kids.  It can warp your kids in ways you can’t fix.

About beth

I started this blog in 2011 shortly after I finally opened my heart and mind to Jesus as a last resort. My intent with this blog is to share what I learn and feel along my path with Jesus.
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1 Response to Santa, The Easter Bunny and Jesus

  1. This is something I’ve struggled with since becoming a mom. Do I tell them there’s a Santa, then say, “nah…just kidding.”? How do I let them still have “santa” without conforming to our over emphasized culture? For now, I just don’t mention it. I’ll have to face this soon and develop a real response.

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