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Has Traditional Santa Duped Us Into Being Liars?

By Greg Cooper Nearly every child in the West believes in Santa Claus today - a fictional character slowly transformed over time to appeal to children's imaginations all around the globe.   Santa has slowly evolved  into a fantasized version of the real deal:  Saint Nick ,  a persecuted  Christian in the third century  devoted to following  Jesus, whose motto was to "sell what you own and give  it to the poor", a man with a deep  love for children and for the truth." And yet, many of us Christians have largely disregarded the true meaning of Christmas and have convinced our kids that Santa and the made-up stories that come with him are the more important items of focus. Most of our children, having such precious faith, have been misguided to "believe" in fictional Santa. During this precious window time of their innocence, they have a natural, simple belief in the supernatural.  With all the lies that are influencing culture and our vulnerable c