#1
I was just thinking.....how can children think there is a santa for so long? I mean how did they explain this to/with other non-christian children? like say a kid is talking about santa in class before break and a little jewish child walks by. does the jewish kid tell him that he has never heard of santa? or that he never gets gifts from santa on christmas? does the christian child doubt santa? or does the jewish boy feel unloved because santa doesn't visit him? what do you think?
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#3
I figured it out in like grade 3. Most kids figure it out pretty quickly, once they can start thinking about logic. For little kids logic is what people tell them.
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#4
The explanation I was offered was that Santa didn't visit people who don't celebrate Christmas. I rejected this idea, thinking that Santa spread goodwill to everyone.
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I figured it out in like grade 3. Most kids figure it out pretty quickly, once they can start thinking about logic. For little kids logic is what people tell them.


third grade is like what?....like 8-9? idk idr.....but if so it takes that long before somebody says "hey, I don't get santa at my house!"?
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#6
I doubt they think so much into it or question it. When you're that young the line between reality and imagination is blurred. "Santa" is such a prevalent tale in many children's lives in places such as where we live, that most if not all kids would have heard of him - and therefore a child who experiences an inconsistency like you mentioned, would probably fill in the blanks for himself, with his own imagination.
#7
Kids tend to believe what their parents tell them over anything else.
#9
Christians aren't the only people who celebrate Christmas.
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Christians aren't the only people who celebrate Christmas.



who else does?
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#12
I do.

It's hardly a Christian holiday anymore. In modern society it's almost exclusively a commercial holiday. See the "should atheists celebrate Christmas" thread.
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#14
Santa doesn't give presents to Jews
unless there mothers are christian.
also just because a person is jewish doesn't mean they're communications have been cut off from the non-jewish population (they'd hear of santa just like they'd hear of jesus).
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Santa doesn't give presents to Jews
unless there mothers are christian.

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but Santa doesn't give presents to ANYBODY.
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