Mother Theresa wrote:
Moreover, she knows perfectly well that God's just a myth, that some people believe Jesus came back to life after death (ha ha, what a story) and others believed in Zeus and Apollo, and others in monkey gods and dragons and unicorns and mermaids and the like but, as I said, she's got a scientific mind and treats all those fanciful tales with a great deal of scepticism. She enjoys a good yarn, so she's taken great pleasure in reading the Bible and Greek myths and so forth, but I never told her those stories were true and she's got enough sense to know that they're not.
So I feel a little hypocritical perpetuating the Santa and TF myths. Admittedly, I don't expect to be able to do so much longer, but for now I'll keep sticking coins under her pillow and marveling with her about how she was able to do that without disturbing her and Santa will certainly bring good presents for us this Christmas, but. . .
How about you? Do you try to teach your kids to believe in truth and facts and reality? Do you also deceive them with fairy tales about imaginary friends? Ever ponder the apparent discrepancy?
He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus.
I take personal exception to your laughing criticism of my faith. I respect your lack of faith.
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