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Does Santa Claus Qualify as an Idol?

Posted by elevenfive on October 10, 2019 at 1:05 AM

My fellow believers:


I'm wondering about the automatic annual reflexes to perpetuate the concept of Santa Claus to children. Arguably it promotes Mammon, encourages materialism, and it's all based on child "reverence" from another force who knows whether "you've been naughty or nice!" Children don't depend on Christmas day to have an imagination or believe. They do just fine. Finally, when a child grows out of this belief, everyone just abandons this reindeer ritual. So two quick questions:


  • 1. Does Santa Claus actually fit the definition of an Idol?
  • 2. Does the concept of Santa Claus actually stunt Faith in Child Development?


Your thoughts?


"Christmas without the 'Christ' is just a 'mas (miss).'"

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This article is character inspired by Justin from the Parable of The Hidden Smile in Christian Parables: The Ventriloquist (Book 1) . He was the hide & seek champion who finally found himself!

Categories: Biblical Reflexes, Characters' Commentary, Jumping Off the Pages

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