Can Santa Claus Confuse Children About Christianity?

Can Santa Claus Confuse Children About Christianity?

Pastor Mark Driscoll of Trinity Church in Arizona has offered his thoughts on the debate of whether Christian parents should tell their children the truth about Santa Claus, and suggested that they can celebrate the life and legacy of Saint Nicholas, the man behind the myth.

Driscoll acknowledged in a video message that Christian parents are faced with a difficult choice when it comes to Santa. Some worry that completely avoiding the topic could spoil a part of Christmas, but telling them that Santa is not real, after they had been led to believe otherwise, could also make children doubt whether what their parents told them about Jesus Christ is also true.

Driscoll suggested that an alternative choice could be to tell children the truth about Santa, but focus on celebrating the life of St. Nicholas, the 4th-century Christian saint and former Bishop of Myra.


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