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Old 01-01-2010, 08:20 PM   #77
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Originally Posted by slane2 View Post
The article on using the Santa Claus myth as a "dry run" was brilliant; thank you for sharing that. My husband and I are both atheists and although we don't have children, this was a wonderful insight to enlightening children to make their own decisions on what does and does not "make sense" in their worlds.

I'm new to the forums and just found this thread - so, aside from that, hello to you all.
Glad you found the article useful, and welcome to the thread

As an update, both my children (age 7 and 10) say they still believe in Santa without equivocation, so I guess I didn't ruin the myth. I remember claiming belief in Santa for quite a few years after I realized Santa probably wasn't real, but then my mom said people who didn't believe in Santa didn't get presents and stockings from Santa, so I had an ulterior motive to believe
If one is going to tell a lie, make it a big lie, tell it loudly and tell it often and eventually people will come to believe it. ~Josef Goebbels
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