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December 11th, 2012, 01:50 AM
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I think religion is a whole different deal. There is a difference between someone's spiritual beliefs and a story that some parents choose to tell their children is real.

I don't believe in God but I wouldn't encourage a child to tell another child who did that he didn't exist, but then I wouldn't encourage a child to say that about Santa either, no one likes a know-it-all.

That said, I think it works both ways, as a child who got the constant "You're so stupid and you are a bad kid because Santa doesn't come from you, you're on the naughty list" I think kids who do believe should be explained to that not everyone believes, and not to be rude about it too. Tolerance works two ways.
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