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SANTA: THE HORRIBLE TRUTH:
Ever wonder where this tradition came from? How does Santa relate to Christian Holidays? Is it just a tale of deception or like other “fairytales,” really meant to scare the little ones into going to sleep? After careful analysis, I’ve come to the conclusion that Santa is a “creature,” invented not to spread joy and holiday cheer: but to steal our hopes and spread our fears. All in an effort to distract us from what Christmas was supposed to be about. Another creature in X-mas / bible histories, tried to do the same way-back-in-the-day and his name was Lucifer, a.k.a. Satan,........ what sailors refer to is “Old Nick.”
I wonder about the true meaning of the correlations I’ve listed below. Do any “ring a bell” or seem to be more than just blatant coincidence(s)? You be the judge:
1)The name “Old Nick” or “St. Nick” is a maritime (and merry-time) name for the Devil. Sailors would use the other names as precaution against attracting bad luck when having to talk about this entity.
2) Satan and St. Nick both are usually pictured with flying creatures who have horns and hooves (reindeer). Prancer, vixen, blitzen could be code names for cursing? Comet and Cupid more obviously Pagan names.
3) Old Nick tries to tempt us with presents that aren’t real. Greed and Envy abound.
4) Lots of candles lit over the holidays followed by sacrificing trees. Add to this, the fact that most Christmas trees have a 5-pointed star on top or usually an artfully impaled angel. Then some of us even go to the extent of hanging some pictures (ahem decorations) of people we don’t like to said sacrificial tree......... Hidden meaning? Oh, and don’t forget about the food offering of milk and cookies.
5) Santa carries no pitchfork but is pictured often with a three-pronged whip.
6) Santa carries a list of damnable offenses on his “naughty list” of everything we’ve done bad for collateral.
7) Santa and Satan both are often pictured with some sort of rogue facial hair.
8) Elves or minions? I don’t think Santa is an equal opportunity employer.
9) Old Nick casts no reflection, only comes out at night and lives forever.
10) Santa the burglar. I thought these type of creatures couldn’t enter your house without being invited? He’s not following the norm rules of casting out the general undead. This should raise some red flags.
11) Christmas is not a time for sexual harassment. What other entity could convince us to sit on some red costumed, drunk, strangers lap and make wishes? Then do the same to your kids!
12) Christmas Holly = poison.
13) Fruit Cake= (see #12).
14) Family time = even more unwanted entities showing up uninvited.
15) Christmas Songs. I think these are the Diablo’s way of telling us to kill ourselves subliminally. Every other song is about sacrifice, sorrow, death, loss and loneliness. Add to the fact this music is played 24/7 during the holiday season. Enough to push anyone over the edge.
16) Christmas is another festival of lights like the many (every other) Pagan holidays. Aside from candles, people are expected to rig ridiculous amounts of flashing lights in and outside the house. What for? Perhaps to scare away evil spirits? Either way they cause house fires.
17) Yet another Santa / Diablo connection with fire. Not only does he show up uninvited and lights don’t scare him off, the guy often is seen bursting from the flames of a chimney. Of all places for entrance, why must he travel through fire? I think the front door would suffice if his intentions where pure and good.
18) Santa lives in a bunker in the North Pole and only comes around once a year. Because he despises Christian religion this is the Devil’s effort to also walk on water (ice).
19) Not only does Santa’s red nose remind us of other general miscreants in society (i.e. clowns and drunks), he’s constantly singing about “Ho’s.” Another subliminal affiliation.
20) Santa’s “Claus(e),” a code for contractual obligations and pacts? I don’t think I’ll be investing my soul into the holidays this year or next.
21) The myth of Santa is a complete tale of deception, convincing us to lie to young children and always failing to address social/ religious / financial inequalities. Kids begin to think that they are forgotten because they were “bad or naughty.” Nothing is further from the truth.