Santa or Satan?

@Rozie37 (15505)
Turkmenistan
December 16, 2007 10:04pm CST
Which one is really distracting you from the real meaning of Christmas? Isn't it eerie how their names are almost exactly the same? I say that this is the work of satan himself. He is very good at disguising himself as soon kind of light in the world. But, we are aware of his devices and we will rebuke him on every hand. If we are going to set aside December 25 as the day that Jesus was born. Then let us keep it the way. Personally, I am down right offended by this concept of santa claus. I mean it is really lame and childish if you think about it long enough. Let's begin to bring the real meaning of Christmas back this year. Starting right here. Jesus is the reason for the season. Let's give glory to God for sending his son to save us. Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, goodwill(God's favor) toward men. We still have time to make this Christmas the best one we have ever had. Praise HIM!!!!!
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@Latrivia (2890)
• United States
17 Dec 07
You can celebrate anyway you like, but as I've told many people, be careful what you wish for. If Christmas goes back to being just a celebration of the birth of Jesus, it will lose it's status as a national holiday. You will no longer get a guaranteed day to be with friends and family. It will be just as it was before 1870, when almost everyone had to work and go to school on Christmas. Santa, or rather, the entire secular branch of Christmas is what allows everyone to celebrate Christmas with their family. So respect the right of folks to celebrate Christmas in a secular fashion, or be prepared for your holiday to be taken off the national holiday list. The Supreme Court already tried a few years ago - but Santa managed to save Christmas. That said, I realize you think Christmas should be about the birth of Jesus. If that's your preferred method of celebration, then by all means, celebrate it as the birthday of Jesus. However, some of us prefer the secular side of it. Some of us prefer the 'spend time with family', and 'good will towards man' part more than the 'birth of the savior part'. Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
18 Dec 07
I am willing to sacrifice all that Christmas has become to celebrate the birth of my savior. He is worth it all. When I think of where I might be if he had not come to die for me, there is nothing in this world too precious for me to give up for Jesus.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
17 Dec 07
Have you ever considered that others might have an opinion that doesn't match yours or your beliefs. I believe I was given an intelligent mind to make my own judgments on how I believe and think. And if I want to tell my children about Santa Clause I will, you are of course have the right to celebrate in you own manner and own fashion. I am sure there is something about lest not judge others.
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
18 Dec 07
Actually, this dicussion should not offend you at all. This is for the people who can be blessed by this. I have expressed my opinion and you have expressed yours and we can agree to disagree.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 Dec 07
Hi Rozie my dear friend! I do agree with you completely on having Jesus as the center of Christmas celebration. All thanks and praises I offer Him not only on Christmas but I try very hard in each and every day. Personally, I have nothing against Santa because I believe that he symbolizes the love and generosity being given especially for children every Christmas. However, what makes it all wrong is when commercialism uses Santa as marketing strategy making people believe that we can only make our love ones happy by buying them special gifts. However, for some that may be true. Gifts can be tokens of how much they appreciate one person. I guess, it all boils down on how we perceive things. If we see it bad then there is nothing wrong with that because that is your own convictions and if I see it is good because of the fruits that it produce, then I believe it is good for me. I do respect your beliefs my friend and I have known from the discussions that you have posted here, I truly believe you are a good person and a very sensitive one. I admire you for standing by your convictions and at the same time have admired you for always respecting mine. So, I feel lucky that I can truly talk to you regardless of disagreeing or not. Just my thoughts. Take care and have a nice day my dear friend! :)
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
18 Dec 07
I believe I understand that you are saying that Santa is only as important as we make him. I can live with that. I still believe that Santa is a tool that the devil uses to get the Christians mind off of what Christmas is really about. There is never any other time during the year when the line between the Christian and the secular world. All I am saying is that we need to stand out and let our lights shine at all times.
@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
18 Dec 07
Santa Claus has been around since way before I was born, and while I agree that Jesus is the reason, I always taught my kids that Santa was not real, just a fun side to the Christmas holidays just like the Easter Bunny is not the reason for Easter. I do not like it when others use merry x-mas, I always say Christ-mas and mention it as often as I can b/c it seems the media and the big companies are trying to force us to have only holiday trees, decorations, celebrations, etc. and not Christ-mas trees, decorations, celebrations. Merry Christmas my friend.
• United States
17 Dec 07
I think you have a great point, but I'm glad you're not raising my kids. My 14 year old son told me the other day that he doesn't believe in a strange fat guy breaking in to the house and leaving his "random junk out of his dirty sack", then stealing the milk and cookies. I got pretty upset and told him that I raised him better than that. I always told my kids that Santa really existed way back when and generations have kept him alive. Santa is our way of giving without the customary 'Thank You' being expected. I thought my kids understood that. I guess commercialism took the spirit out of Santa. Christianity is losing nothing by believing in Santa, only in distorting the reality. As long as Santa doesn't become someone to worship (which he hasn't in my house), I don't think God minds sharing the spotlight. I'm almost 34 & I'll be surprised if Santa doesn't leave me a goodie or two. Religion is probably the worst subject to discuss because everyone has their own ideas and nobody is ever wrong.