Are almost all religions of the world today
in the same category as Santa Claus
because they are based
Is a good answer
Yes, but Santa has the disadvantage
of eventually being found out, but
with religions the catch is that
you have to die to find out.
Santa says I’ll tell you a secret:
Nobody finds out if there is
or isn’t an afterlife because
there’ll be nothing left of life support
for thoughts or anything else
so there will be no regrets of a missed heaven
or celebrations of not having to go to a hell.
At death will the knowable cease to exist?
We are dubious and ask Santa
How do you know? and Santa says
I know because I die and am
brought to life again and again.
And Santa says, So it’s a tie between an afterlife
and me when it comes to all of the magical
thinking which surrounds us both.
So, the real difference is nobody
has to die to find out the truth about Santa.
Does Santa lose because no one can find out about
religious truth without dying? And Santa says,
Even then, they don’t find out because they are dead
and can’t perceive anything.
So is it a fair fight? How does Santa respond?
He’s so honest about it. He admits he’s lost.
Santa says, For it to be a fair fight the
religions have to prove their beliefs are true
because believing in Santa is fun
but not true.
So Santa says, They can’t prove
their beliefs are true, so it’s a tie.
Santa thinks religious folks dare not
think about magical thinking because it would
aid in destroying their hope and faith.
Santa whispers back, But not their ability to love,
specially the love for children.
Santa admits that believing in him
is truly a belief. What else could he say?
Santa says proving beliefs are facts is
an extremely hard job because
beliefs by definition are
Behind all the fun and commerce,
could this weakness of beliefs be another reason
and lesson for Santa’s, the Easter Bunny’s,
and the Tooth Fairy’s continued existence?