Post by nightangel1282 on Dec 7, 2011 13:56:14 GMT -5
The problem is, she has no right that Santa Clause is not real, knowing fully well that children who believed in him were watching television. It should be up to the parents to decide when to tell their children the truth, not some news anchor who believes that children should stop believing in him as soon as they can talk.
Post by Star Cluster on Dec 7, 2011 14:09:23 GMT -5
But yet, if like most Americans, she would have a conniption if someone told her children that God does not exist.
Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.--Steven Weinberg
Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery--Robert G. Ingersoll
I don't know why people compare George Carlin to God. He's great and all, but he's no George Carlin.-Anon.
Post by Art Vandelay on Dec 7, 2011 14:10:53 GMT -5
No one has any right to decide anyone's beliefs, parents included. Not to mention, nobody is obliged to put on a charade just to protect someone else's beliefs in something that doesn't exist, news anchors included.
Because we all know how diligently kids watch the 9 o'clock news. This is a fucking stupid thing to get upset over, shit shouldn't have to always be sanitized for children, especially not over the delusions we feed them.
Delusions? How about letting kids be kids for as long as they can, Vene? Real life is going to bite you in the ass before you know it, so why crush children's dreams?
Why feed them "dreams" that are only going to be crushed at some point in the future? Furthermore, why should others have to go along with any charades necessary to preserve a kid's belief in total bullshit? If you want to convince your kids Santa is real, go nuts, but expecting the national fucking news media to also pretend he exists is not only an entitlement complex of the highest order, but also goes against the whole point of the news in the first place (that is reporting facts (ideally)).
Post by DeadpanDoubter on Dec 7, 2011 18:54:42 GMT -5
Oh my god. Seriously? You're getting upset over THIS? Newsflash: that obnoxious kid in their class has already informed them that Santa's bullshit (I was said obnoxious kid for kindergarten through 2nd grade).
I grew up knowing full well that Santa didn't exist; I had no problem with it, nor did my brothers, and we'd all play along and giggle like little dipshits when we got a gift from "Santa".
Mudblood Slytherin, class of '08-- Voted "Most Likely to be Shivved In Their Sleep"
Delusions? How about letting kids be kids for as long as they can, Vene?
Kids were kids long before Santa was ever invented. They are fully capable of remaining kids without thinking he is real.
Believing Santa is real is as essential to childhood as believing Harry Potter, Spider-man, Superman, the Ghostbusters, King Arthur, Jack the Giant Killer, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, the Little Mermaid, or the Brave Little Tailor is real. I think most parents are pretty good at making sure their kids know those characters are fictional.
Post by Dragon Zachski on Dec 7, 2011 21:00:07 GMT -5
I actually kinda wish that my parents had done the whole Santa thing with me. Felt like I missed out on a great part of Christmas because of it.
If you see me typing in "quotes", that's because I'm remembering what it was like to be a fundie and then typing as if I was one :3 "Please. Understand that I only want to share God's love with you. I mean you no harm, really. You need to stop sinning."