It’s the Santa time of year.
When I visit the mall at Robina Town Centre on the Gold Coast, I see hordes of gullible young children queuing up to see Santa.
But Santa sucks.
Because Santa helps to destroy trust between parent and child.
Many parents love to lie to their kids about Christmas bullshit – but how does it help their relationship? Trust, ethics and so on? Just because it is fun to the child does not make it right.
And how will kids feel when ridiculed by their peers because of something lying mummy or daddy said? That will be the parents’ fault.
The trust between a child and parent is a beautiful and precious thing. Santa works hard to destroy this.
If you feed your child Santa shit, then deep in their psyche, on a subconscious level, one day your children will learn that you are not trustworthy. How do you think it will impact upon their self esteem?
And just when you think it couldn’t get any worse……there are two more reasons why Santa sucks:
- Many pedophiles get jobs as Santa Claus. Think about it carefully – nonces love to spend time with children and most rock spiders would find having kids sit on their knee sexually exciting. One of the ‘best’ jobs for child abusers is that of Santa. Not all Santas are pedophiles of course. Let me ask you this though…can you guarantee that the Santa your child goes to schmooze with is NOT a paedophile? Of course you can’t. People who understand spiritual energy, like myself of course, realise that being close to such a grotesque person (should your Santa in fact be a pedo) is not a good experience, and especially not for a child.
- Look carefully around the crowd watching the Santa crap queue. Some will be pedophile men carefully studying the children – see if you can spot men showing an unhealthy interest in children and who have a sleazy energy. Ladies…many of you know how you feel when some sleazy guy looks at you. That’s partly because of the ‘energy’ thing I spoke of earlier. Well, your kids could be subject to that while waiting in the Santa queue (and it will be your fault).
Like I said, Santa sucks.
Get over it.
Apologise to your children.
An opposing view:
Added 14th December, 2017.
Some people believe lying to children about Santa is good for children’s mental health:
Here are some of my thoughts about this article:
- The writer, a developmental scientist, apparently spends most of her time researching children’s trust. She thus has higher perceived credibility than most on this topic and people may thus be influenced in ways which might not be helpful.
- Some aspects of the article are helpful.
- The article says: “Research in the field of developmental psychology suggests that such fantastical beliefs are not actually harmful, but are associated with a number of positive developmental outcomes.” This is true, provided you pick the right ones and go about it in an appropriate way.
- The article says: “Believing in impossible beings such as Santa is a special kind of magic available only to children.” This is incorrect and can be harmful to mental health. I experience interactions with what many people would consider to be ‘impossible beings’. I am, of course, an adult. These interactions have not only been extremely helpful to me, and for decades, from mental health and other perspectives; they have also occurred in such frequent and profound ways that I could not deny them. Many have occurred in company of witnesses. Evidential. You will see from my writings that I am a logical man and also have a humble focus on seeking truth. Varied religions, replete with a retinue of ‘impossible beings’, abound, along with millions of believers.
- The article says: “This means that, when compared to all of the reliable information that parents share with their children over their lives, it is highly unlikely a single lie will cause irreparable damage.” The Santa lie is not a single lie. It is a sustained lie told over a long period of time – years in many cases – at a stage in child development when they are highly impressionable and when their subconscious mind is more open to conditioning than in later years. Some children are bullied and ridiculed over their Santa beliefs, thus, among other things, potentially experiencing a deep sense of being let down by their parents (bullied for something a trusted person told them was true).
- Other damage from being told the Santa lie, and subsequently finding out it’s bullshit, can include a distrust of anything appearing to be ‘magical’ or spiritual, and a loss of the ‘sense of wonder’ which can be an important element of creativity.
- Fairly recent science has shown that DNA can be ‘stimulated’ to heal when visual imagery is used, especially when coupled with strong emotion. Having the Santa shock of disbelief lodged in one’s subconscious mind could hinder use of visual imagery for a range of spiritual and physical tasks.
- The article writes: “In a study examining children’s reaction to discovering the truth about Santa, parents generally took the transition much harder than their children, who actually felt quite positive about the discovery.” The ‘elephant in the room’ here is what about the effects on the subconscious mind? Think about this – when you felt positive about a subject yet when the ‘crunch’ came, you discovered you had a different, deeper and negative feeling? Or perhaps didn’t get the feeling, but did get the negative results due to self-sabotage or similar, despite your best efforts?
- Consider the whole issue from a different perspective. Tell your children the truth about myth, and how myth can be a helpful tool in resolving psychological and other problems. Learn about this, and how best to explain it to children. Introduce children to philosophy and psychology. Demonstrate a strong commitment to always telling your children truth – it’s a foundation, and ‘energy’, on which you can build as your child grows.
- Have a look into Shamanism and Animism, which are humanity’s oldest spirituality. Find out why such stuff can be helpful, even if/when you don’t believe it is true. (I help atheists and agnostics – my techniques work regardless of a belief system). Be wary of ‘New Age Shamanism’. Shamanism is not New Age, it’s stone age.
- Be a person who cultivates the ‘energy’ of truth across your life. There is power and credibility in it. people will sense it, though some won’t like it.
- I felt badly let down by my parent’s lies about Santa. It affected me. Am I the only ‘exception’ to the article? I think not.
- Let your child KNOW ‘my parents don’t lie to me’.
Perhaps help your children learn more about some of the Shamanic ‘aspects’ of the Santa story.
- Priest tells primary school pupils as young as seven that Father Christmas ISN’T REAL The priest has been labelled as mean. Perhaps I might be labelled as mean also – by people who pay no regard to ethics and integrity! Have a read of the drivel at the end of the article.
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