Santa, God, Jesus and Satan
“The reasons for celebrating our major feasts when we do are many and varied. In general, however, it is true that many of them haveat least an indirect connection with the pre-Christian feasts celebrated about the same time of year — feasts centering around the harvest, the rebirth of the sun at the winter solstice (now Dec. 21, but Dec. 25 in the old Julian calendar), the renewal of nature in spring, and so on.”
Santa, God, Jesus and Satan
Around Mother Earth, parents of the Christian denomination teach their children to believe and have faith that a mythological figure named Santa Claus will bring them toys on Christmas day for behaving well for that particular year.
As most people, who take the time to research the history of organized religion know, the Church simply plagiarized a popular Egyptian celebration and converted it to a celebration of Christ, or “the mass of Christ” at its inception. Over a period of time this celebration was shorten to become known as “Christ mass,” and eventually it became a celebration of “Christmas.”
At the church council in 325 A.D., under the reign of Emperor Constantine, the church simply “voted” and with the majority in favor, decided to celebrate the birth of Jesus on the 25th of Dec. Truth of the matter is, the tradition of Dec. 25th as a day of worship was very popular in ancient Egypt long before the concept of the word “Christianity!”
Santa Clause is based on the myth of Saint Nicholas who was a Christian bishop in the city of Myra in Asia Minor (modern day Kale in Turkey), in the 2nd century. Bishop Nicholas died the 6th of December 343 A.D. and was canonized as a Catholic Saint by the church in the 10th century.12 But anyway:
Let’s ignore the fact that these parents instinctively know for a fact, that no such person as Santa Claus exists but they insist on presenting this lie to their children anyway.
The parents present this lie at a very early age in these children’s lives, usually when they begin to talk and comprehend verbally. This is also the time these parents start teaching their children to believe and have faith in their God.
Christmas is the day children so eagerly wait to see if Santa Claus delivered the toys they wished for or put on their Christmas list. This is also the very same day these same parents celebrate and teach children about the birth of another mythological figure, Jesus Christ, the son of the god they represent.
Let’s ignore the fact that this Jesus character wasn’t born Christmas day as most knowledgeable people of these religious organizations will openly admit, but they persist on lying that this is indeed the day in which Jesus Christ was born. What’s up with all these lies on their religious holiday?
When we carefully analyze what is taught of Santa Claus and God, and the rewards received if we believe and have faith, both as children and adults, we clearly see the teachings are exactly the same.
Since the teachings of Santa Claus are ephemeral in children’s lives, and the teachings of God are perpetuated; the teachings of god are simply modified paradigms of the teachings of Santa Claus.
Let’s observe a few of the similarities between Santa, God, Jesus and Satan…….
Santa: If the children are good in the eyes of Santa they are rewarded with toys. If the children are bad in the eyes of Santa they are punished and they get no toys.
God: If we are good in the eyes of God we are rewarded with everlasting life and will live for all eternity in heaven. If we are bad in the eyes of God we are punished and will go to Hell and burn for all eternity.
Santa: Has Elves assisting him.
God: Has Angels assisting him.
Satan: Has Demons assisting him.
Santa: Writes children’s names on his Christmas list.
God: Writes people’s names in his Book of Life.
Santa: He knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows when you been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.
God: Is Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent. Therefore it’s profound and obvious that God knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows when you been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.
Santa: Before Santa delivers the toys the children must be asleep first or be temporarily unconscious. The children can never see Santa doing his good deed.
God: Before we are allowed to enter into the kingdom Heaven, our body of flesh must die first, permanently unconscious. We can never get verification (see) if this is true or not directly from God himself while we’re alive. We must believe, have faith, and rely on a book that others present us with and what they themselves teach us about God. Mind control? No doubt about it!
Santa: Seeks to please little children.
Jesus: Seeks to please little children, as well as adults who have the mentality of little children.
Matthew 19:14 (ISV) Jesus, however, said, “Let the little children come to me, and stop keeping them away, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people like these.”
Santa: Parents gives Santa the credit for the good deed they, themselves, do for their children.
God: People who submit to the teachings of organized religions give, and/or insist that their God be given the credit for the good deeds they, themselves, do for others or others do for them, i.e. Don’t thank me, thank God!, God gets the glory! etc….
African-American Christians are thoroughly indoctrinated to vehemently adhere to this form of thinking, logic, and reason in every aspect of their lives.
Satan: Satan, of course, gets the bad end of the deal. He’s given the credit for all the evil and wicked deeds people themselves commit i.e. The devil made me do it, Satan is really working tonight etc….
Santa: Comes from the North Pole riding on a sleigh powered by nine reindeers, one with a bright shiny red nose.
God: Billions upon billions of people here on Mother Earth are still waiting for a 2012 years old mythological figure named Jesus to come out of the sky on a sleigh powered by nine reindeers, one with a bright shiny red nose .
Santa: Dresses in a bright red suit.
The mythological devil is pictured as red and so are the spoken words of this Jesus character in the bible (older bibles).
Santa: Delivers the toys at night.
Jesus: According to 1 Thessalonians 5:2 (ISV) For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
Although the word Santa is derived from the word Saint, it is also the derivative of the word Satan; someone just placed the N in a different place.
Satan, we are taught, was at one time an angel in heaven and this of course would make him a saint.
See the connections?
Now that we see a few of the similarities, let’s put what we know in perspective and see what is really going on here.
First and foremost, we are taught that the devil is a liar. Well, let’s see who the devil really is.
Since the very first lie most children are presented with and taught in life is that of Santa Claus from their parents, Need I say more?
Now I know there are those of you who are foaming at the mouth and eagerly thinking, “It’s only a little white lie and a little white lie” doesn’t hurt (the little white, big black lie syndrome i.e., It’s okay to tell a little white lie but just don’t tell a big black lie!).
What you idiots fail to realize is this; a lie is still a lie regardless of what color a person attaches to it. A lie that has a color attached to it doesn’t do any less damage than a lie that has no color attached to it.
I ask, does a little green lie have a more or less damaging effect than a little purple lie?
What is truly ironic is this, the fact that these very same parents actually, without regret or remorse, punish their children when they lie to them!
This is the effect of the little white lie. You lied and taught your children how to lie, therefore, they’ll lie to you and teach their children as well. What goes around truly does comes around.
Second, what is the purpose of lying to a child so early in life?
These parents know for a fact that no such person as Santa Claus could possibly navigate the entire planet on a sleigh powered by nine reindeers in less than 10 hours time and it is indeed the parents who are the ones, who go to work for a paycheck, buy the toys and hide them until Christmas day.
My question is, Why would anyone in his or her right mind go through all of this trouble and lie to the child they claim they love just to give the credit to someone they know for a fact doesn’t exist?!
People have informed me that it’s the joy Santa brings children. Me personally, I think it would be far more joyful for children to know that they’ve made their parents proud of them for behaving well (it was for me), and deserve the toys asked for instead of a mythological figure that doesn’t exist giving them the toys; and you’ll be truthful to them at the same time.
The obvious reason for this behavior first and foremost, is to manipulate and condition the children’s minds to accept, believe and have faith in their God and other lies later in life; this is called planting a seed. And the lame excuse, we’re just teaching our children what our parents taught us is just that, Lame! Just because our parents lied to us doesn’t mean we have to lie to our children as well.
The New Schaff-Harzog Encyclopedia of Religion Knowledge, Vol. 3, p 47a inform us…
Christmas: The supposed anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ, occurring on Dec. 25th. No sufficient data … exist, for the determination of the month of the day of the event… There is no historical evidence that our Lord’s birthday was celebrated during the apostolic or early post apostolic times.
The uncertainly that existed at the beginning of the third century in the minds of Hippolytus and others–Hippolytus earlier favored Jan. 2, Clement of Alexanderia (Strom., i 21) “the 25th day of Pachon” (=May 20), while others, according to Clement, fixed upon Apr. 18 or 19 and Mar. 28–proves that no Christmas festival had been established much before the middle of the century.
Jan. 6 was earlier fixed upon as the date of the baptism or spiritual birth of Christ, and the feast of the Epiphany … was celebrated by the Basilidians in the second century … and by catholic Christians by about the beginning of the fourth century. The earliest record of the recognition of Dec. 25th as a church festival is in the Philocalian Calendar (copied 354 but representing Roman practice in 336).
The Christmas Carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas is actually the twelve days counted from December 25th to January 5. January 6th being the date for the Epiphany or Twelfth Night celebration in which, the three Wise Men or Magi suppose to have visit Bethlehem.
Church leaders adopted a pagan holiday, in spite of the protests of some godly local pastors. It was considered idolatry to do this, since it was nothing more than a heathen day of worship. In addition, the day for this worship had been selected in honor of Mithra, the sun god. December 25th was dedicated to the keeping of his birthday. Therefore sincere Christians considered it to be a form of sun worship. The sun had reached its lowest angle in the sky on December 21st (the winter solstice), and the 25th was the first observable day in which it began rising in the noon sky. So December 25th had, for centuries, been celebrated as the “birth of the sun god.” a
“Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church…the first evidence of the feast is fromEgypt.” “Pagan customs centering around the January calendars gravitated to Christmas.” “…In the Scriptures, no one is recorded to have kept a feast or held a great banquet on his [Jesus] birthday. It is only sinners who make great rejoicings over the day in which they were born into this world”
The word, “Christmas,” means “Mass of Christ,” or, as it came to be shortened, “Christ-Mass.” It came to the modern world from the Roman Catholic Church. They did not get it from the Bible, but from paganism. b
Origen, an early Christian writer, said this about celebrating birthdays in the Bible:
“In the Scriptures, no one is recorded to have kept the feast or held a great banquet on his [Christ’s] birthday. It is only sinners [like Pharaoh* or Herod] who make great rejoicings over the day in which they were born into this world. c
* I can’t speak for Herod, however, as for Pharaoh, he intuitively knew for a fact that the time would surely come when people, through the invention of religion, would one day divert and pervert the truth of the Immaculate Conception between the Sun and Mother Earth. He knew for a fact people would change Dec. 25th of the birth and re-birth of the S-U-N to that of the S-O-N, this is why he applied this date to himself.
The birth of Christ was assigned the date of the winter solstice (December 25 in the Julian calendar, January 6 in the Egyptian) because on this day, as the sun began its return to the northern skies, the pagan devotees of Mithra celebrated the dies natalis Solis Invicti (birthday of the invincible sun). The well-known solar feast of Natalis Invicti,’the Nativity of the Unconquered Sun,’ celebrated on 25 December, has a strong claim on the responsibility for our December date,” (Catholic Encyclopedia, vol.3, p.727, article, “Christmas.”) d
…Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the church…. e
Where’s the logic in the fact that parents are no longer allowed to discipline their children as they see fit, yet is allowed to lie to them about Santa, God, Jesus, and Satan? (In this order mind you).
The only logical reason for parents lying about Santa Clause to their child is simply this: When the child is old enough to observe the lie about Santa Clause, the parents can innocently inform them: “No sweetheart Santa isn’t real, BUT God, Jesus, and Satan is real!” Santa Clause is just as real as Satan huh? * Wink *