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My buddy married a Xian woman about ten years ago. They have two small kids, ages 4, 6. She's never allowed the kids to believe in Santa Claus because she thinks it's harmful for parents to let their kids believe in things that aren't real so no Santa, no Easter Bunny, no Tooth Fairy, nuthin. Of course, she considers Halloween to be satanic.

You can see where I'm going with this.

She's been shoving God down their throats since they were each just a few months old, reading from the bible and dragging them to church every Sunday but she doesn't want to teach them to believe in things that aren't real. She can't go 12 mins without referencing the power of God and the love of Jesus but she doesn't want to teach them to believe in things that aren't real.

Don't ya just love the irony?

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Sounds typical to me ... don't look for logic.

evergreen Level 8 Aug 21, 2018

I would much rather believe in Santa Claus he's much, more benevolent.

Booklover Level 7 Aug 13, 2018

At least there is proof for the existence of Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.




Pardon my ignorance, but what is Xian. I've never heard the term before.

It's just a lazy way to write Christian. The same as writing Xmas for Christmas. I'm replacing the Christ with an X.

It's a shortened form of the word Christian. I personally can't stand it.

@Sgt_Spanky Thank's for clearing that up for me. smile001.gif There are so many different terms for stuff these days, I have a hard time keeping up.

For the more radical, it's a polite way of referring to people who worship dead meat on a cross.


If Christian's were logical, they'd cease to exist.

Anne209 Level 6 Aug 12, 2018

The good thing is kids can see through the BS. There are members on this site than can attest to that. My kids were brought up in the church. One is a flat out avowed atheist. One goes to church to make daddy happy. The other has married a catholic but does not share his faith, but will participate and let the munchkin be baptized. All of them agree daddy is loony, but daddy has deep pockets.


I think people have crotchdroppings just so they can have someone to force their beliefs upon.
That said, your buddy is their father. He has a right to tell the children that their mother is full of shit....unless, of course, he believes the exact same shit.

Sadly, he did drink the Kool-Aid but he's still my oldest friend so I overlook it and he doesn't give me any shit about my non-belief.

@Sgt_Spanky Well, there's the problem then. The mother speaks and the father endorses it.


Is your buddy still married to this nightmare? He needs to get a smart lawyer, divorce and file for custody. From now on he needs to keep a journal of what happens in the house, how much prayer and how much she is denying them a normal childhood with Santa, Easter etc. Provide evidence that he is denied input in parenting.
Also record her, and take “family” videos.
That’s how he arms his lawyer. If he wins and gains custody - she can be under order to not speak with them on certain topics or take them within 200 yards of that Church, if he can find them a more liberal one - like a Unitarian etc.

Livia Level 6 Aug 12, 2018

She's not a bad person, she's just messed up on religion. It was her upbringing. The kids are happy and healthy and loved but they will likely be fundamentalist when they grow up.

@Sgt_Spanky oh, I see. I thought you meant it was extreme to the point of ruining their lives. Sorry.


Two potential atheists.

godef Level 7 Aug 12, 2018

That's my secret hope.


Sounds a lot like um, most of the country lol, can't open Facebook or leave my house without shaking my head all the time.

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