Monday, December 19, 2005

Santa Not so Nice




So I was doing some research and discovered the reason Santa is supposed to be this guy really concerned with how well children behave...He used to have a companion...Sometimes he was a shrivelled dwarf who carried a bundle of switches to beat bad children...other times he has had a moorish slave accompany him...known as Black Peter...other times he actually travels with Satan himself...





When people became senitive to the problems with this they consolidated the reward of good behavior and the punishment of bad into Santa...I know that Saint Nick would be rolling in his grave if he knew that was the message children got...Saint Nicholas was someone who gave gifts to those who needed them and like Christ gave gifts to those regardless of wether they were deserving or not...

2 comments:

GraY FoX said...

impressive though

Nate said...

I've heard the story of Black Peter. He puts bad kids in his sack and takes them to Spain.