Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Priest 'ruins Christmas' for kids

A Catholic priest has been criticised by parents in a city in northern Italy for telling their children that Father Christmas does not really exist.

The priest said he had never intended to hurt anyone, but it was his duty to distinguish the reality of Jesus from the story of Father Christmas which was a fable just like Cinderella or Snow White.
Someone really ought to let Father Dino Bottino know that the story of Jesus Christ can be treated in the same respect as Santa Clause, Cinderella and Snow White, in that all are merely fairy tales. You know, like three magis following a star, virgin births etc. And it isn't like the alleged Jesus Christ's birthday is tomorrow, even in the fabled text.

Still, what kiddies actually really believed in Santa Clause these days?

From BBC News

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