Evidence of the approach of Christmas is everywhere I look. In fact, in some areas it started even before Thanksgiving. Christmas has long been my favorite holiday: No, not because of the presents, although I was always fond of receiving them, but because of the one whose birth we celebrate at this time of year.
Now, however, although the birth of Jesus is what Christmas is supposed to be all about, we are no longer allowed to celebrate that in public, and in our schools. However, we can celebrate Santa Claus, because he's non-religious, right? Wrong. I say unequivocally he is religious in nature, and the fact that he can be mentioned in my son's school but Jesus cannot is offensive to me.
If you will consider the qualities of Jehovah God, you will see that Santa is a cheap knock-off meant to confuse those who have not been taught the truth. All the songs and stories about Mr. Claus tell us that he knows when we've been bad or good, knows all our names, where we live, can work "magic" to bring joy to boys and girls everywhere, and assorted other things we humans cannot do. Are these not things previously only attributed to God?