recent large addition
Using "It has been suggested" to start several paragraphs in a row is rather poor style, surely since there are references these could say "so and so says..."? ħuman 20:16, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Santa versus God
Actually, there is more evidence too young children of Santa than of God to adults. Toys actually do appair as predicted, which is reasonable evidence from a child's perspective; this can't really be said of God. Also, children accept Santa as a fact of life rather than trying to keep faith in him, and usually abandon the belief when they learn otherwise (e.g., parental confession or catching parents hiding toys). In contrast, many adults will try to believe in God despite contrary evidence and feel guilty for any doubt they might have. All things consider, belief in Santa by children is actually more rational than belief in God by adults.
- Honestly, for evidence for religious belief (which I have no problem with) is subjective. It is all about perception of the world or what we perceive to be; an event in someone's life my be evidence for someone (Ex. Surviving a plane crash) or something not occurring could be taken as evidence for a divine being (Ex. Not going somewhere you want to find out something bad has happened there). To me it is all about perception.--Rationalzombie94 (talk) 03:49, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
- There is a mountain of evidence for religious belief. At least, there is a mountain of evidence which shows that religious belief exists.
- What is lacking is any good evidence supporting the the ideas upon which religious belief is based.--Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 13:10, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
Some dare call it
The point at which a child stops believing in Santa Claus
I'd like to ask if it is worth mentioning the belief that Santa Claus's depiction of wearing red and white was popularized by Coca-Cola's usage of him in advertising. I am not an expert on the subject and do not know if it is true or not (what articles I have read say that Santa was depicted in such a manner in other places before Coke began using him in the 1930s), but I see it mentioned frequently when discussing his origins, so perhaps it is something to mention? 188.8.131.52 (talk) 03:30, 2 January 2015 (UTC)