In article <230tv7Ee46@uni-erlangen.de> email@example.com-
erlangen.de (Ulrich Schreglmann) writes:
>firstname.lastname@example.org (S J Bale) writes:
>You know what I always find funny? Right up to here a creationist could
>have written the very same words to support HIS view. In my opinion
>you ought to let it be. Whatever the truth is, those who are intelli-
>gent enough to realize their parents and other tutors are wrong, will.
>Those who aren't, well, if they supported the truth instead it would be
>merely out of coincidence, so what's the point there?
>Don't worry about people getting taught the wrong things at an early
>age. After all, kids get told about Santa Claus, don't they?
But there isn't a movement that is trying to get Santa Claus taught as
fact in public schools.
When I am channel-hopping I don't find rabble-rousers like Jerry Falwel,
Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson, Rush Limbaugh and others preaching the evils
of not believing in Santa.
CBS doesn't broadcast prime-time documentaries trying to show that
the sleigh has been found at the north pole.
Unfortunately, they can't just be laughed off. They form a powerful
political lobby that is close to taking over the party that may well
provide the next President.
I haven't had otherwise intelligent, mature adults knocking at my door
and calling me closed-mind/ignorant/evil for questioning how Santa Claus
manages to carry so many hundred million presents in a single sleigh, or
how one santa can deliver to so many households in a single night......