Do/Would you encourage your child to believe in Santa Clause?

Do/Would you encourage your child to believe in Santa Clause?


Results are only viewable after voting.

Status
Not open for further replies.

JediForce4ever

Senior Member
Aug 16, 2005
3,157
0
0
Singapore, CanonGraphers.org
#2
no....but my first child might be another 8yrs away..so maybe my mindset might change;p ...
but if santa comes in this year and drops me a 500mmf4L..I would definitely believe in him..
 

ortega

Moderator
Staff member
Nov 2, 2004
23,694
10
38
Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
#3
did not vote as there is no option for me
yes and no

I'd say believe in the goodness of santa clause
and not that he sends presents.

kids nowadays are smarter
and they know that you bought them the presents from a store.

we do not have fire places and santa cannot come in from the rubbish chute.
if he parked his sledge below sure kena fined.
sledges do not slide well on our roads
 

sriram

New Member
Mar 10, 2002
1,253
0
0
#4
No santa claus. Towards christmas time we are only bombarded by the crass consumerism of beer conglomerates, tobacco companies, junk food, gizmos and other rubbish. Santa has vanished into oblivion. "buy buy buy" is the new motto.
 

reachme2003

Senior Member
Oct 6, 2003
3,735
0
0
#5
no need to encourage nor discourage. the media and books would have bombarded in their little minds a long time ago. besides, the children will outgrow this phase of their life and will realise the reality in their own time.
 

~Arcanic~

Senior Member
Feb 27, 2005
2,671
0
0
Westy
#6
ortega said:
did not vote as there is no option for me
yes and no

I'd say believe in the goodness of santa clause
and not that he sends presents.

kids nowadays are smarter
and they know that you bought them the presents from a store.

we do not have fire places and santa cannot come in from the rubbish chute.
if he parked his sledge below sure kena fined.
sledges do not slide well on our roads
:bsmilie:

but i do agree on the yes and no concept. :)
 

shinken

New Member
Jun 9, 2005
1,294
0
0
41
Pasir Ris
colourdots.com
#7
ortega said:
I'd say believe in the goodness of santa clause
and not that he sends presents.
Pro comment :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Lots of people are missing the point behind childhood fantasies these days, and why they even existed in the first place.
 

P

Phildate

Guest
#9
Xmas loses it's appeal once you know that Santa doesn't exist so I would encourage my future kids to believe. Some of my happiest childhood memories are of putting out mince pies and sherry on Christmas Eve and waking to find Santa had visited! Now he just leaves a hangover ;p
 

Carllim

New Member
Apr 15, 2003
975
0
0
Near Tampines MRT
Visit site
#10
No preference for me. I let my little one (she's only three) discover the truth as she grows older. At the meantime, I'll tell her all the goodness this world has to offer. :)
 

dkw

New Member
Dec 10, 2003
1,051
0
0
CCK
Visit site
#11
A discussion about the belief in Santa Clause is meaningless without the understanding about the meaning of Christmas.

Obviously, Santa Clause, as the old bearded gentleman in the red suit with flying reindeer is a synthesised character. However, it has become the very public face of Christmas for a secular population who are unwilling/unable to deal with the real significance of the season. For those who celebrate the occasion, you will hardly hear Santa being mentioned during a service or a Christmas gathering. OTOH, the other "person", i.e. the reason for Christmas, gets mentioned a lot.

Just because Santa (as in the commercialised TV friendly version) does not exist, does not mean that the reason for Christmas is false. IOW, I will neither encourage nor discourage any belief in this "commercial" Santa, as it merely serves as a secular symbol for the occasion, but rather, will emphasis and teach my children about the meaning of Christmas.
 

sbs99

Moderator
Staff member
Jan 17, 2002
2,024
0
0
#12
clauses?
 

Aug 1, 2003
1,146
0
0
41
Visit site
#13
Nope no santa clause. He is just a distraction, commericallising everything. It is a season of true giving, the giving of oneself, more than just gifts and toys :)
its Christmas
 

doug3fflux

Senior Member
Feb 21, 2005
999
0
16
West of S'pore
#14
To many, especially non-Christians, Christmas is simply a time where gifts are exchanged. Meaning changes over time. What Sriram said is very accurate in today's context. The commercialism, Macdonalization and Westernization make us believe in a non-existent mood during the December period. I am disgusted at the way the government portrays the merry mood of Christmas with all the snowy things you see on SBS, all the decorations in shopping centres. All that is wanted is just revenue spending...

A lie ( that is, if truth can even be defined ) told over centuries eventually will become the truth. What holds true only holds true for the present context. Lets all strive for meaning in our urbanized tick-tock routinal lives.


Douglas
 

doug3fflux

Senior Member
Feb 21, 2005
999
0
16
West of S'pore
#16
sriram said:
No santa claus. Towards christmas time we are only bombarded by the crass consumerism of beer conglomerates, tobacco companies, junk food, gizmos and other rubbish. Santa has vanished into oblivion. "buy buy buy" is the new motto.
:eek: :nono:
 

ortega

Moderator
Staff member
Nov 2, 2004
23,694
10
38
Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
#18
sriram said:
No santa claus. Towards christmas time we are only bombarded by the crass consumerism of beer conglomerates, tobacco companies, junk food, gizmos and other rubbish. Santa has vanished into oblivion. "buy buy buy" is the new motto.
you mean espn is santa claus? :bigeyes:
 

Paul_Yeo

Senior Member
Feb 27, 2004
2,155
0
0
Sengkang
www.boo.sg
#19
I waited for Santa Clause to give me a camera for so long and it never happens. Now, I have to go and spend one myself :angry:
 

#20
Tsangstudios said:
Nope no santa clause. He is just a distraction, commericallising everything. It is a season of true giving, the giving of oneself, more than just gifts and toys :)
its Christmas

truly agree. Christmas is about hope, giving & love.
Giving not so much of material goods, but in terms of time and love.
Spending and sharing quality time with love ones and sharing the joy and happiness together.
 

Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom