Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Guest post submitted by TheTheologiansCafe
When I was young, my parents told me that Santa was not real. My mom told me that her mother had lied to her so many times growing up that she wanted to be honest with us kids. She became a Christian right after she got married to my father.
Her thinking was that if she lied about Santa, we would have no way to know if she was lying about the existence of God.
My wife and I told our first two kids that there was no Santa. My wife felt that the kids missed out on some fun so when we had the 3rd child later on in life, we decided to go ahead and play Santa.
Is it breaking the command "Thou shalt not lie" if you tell your kids there is a Santa?