Santa, Satan, St. Nick and Krampus (the moral fluctuation of holiday heroes and villains)

The holidays are always a strange time. The Winter Solstice has been celebrated for thousands of years - it can be argued that astrological events led to the creation of religious practice - but different cultures celebrate in unique fashions. But modern Western culture embraces such a confusing hodgepodge it's bound to cause discord. One baptist minister for example is drawing heat for a church sign that reads "Santa is Satan." He's not the first Christian to complain ...

Santa is Satan: God’s Devious Tyranny, the Meaning of Christmas and the True History of Santa Claus

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You may have heard the claim "Santa Claus is Satanic" before from fundamentalist Christians seeking to preserve the true meaning of Christmas (i.e. "Jesus is the Reason for the Season"), who view Christmas as a celebration of Jesus Christ's birthdays and can't figure out for the life of them why we focus more on a fat guy in a red suit and white beard, who flies around the world on magical sleigh pulled by flying ...