But Santa Claus made sure the Christmas spirit could live on. Even at an early age children can receive the gospel, receive salvation at a very young age, but if that’s mixed, you know, as Gary mentioned earlier, our producer, that as a child he couldn’t separate the two because the same people who were teaching him about Jesus were teaching him about Santa Claus and that’s what we want to avert. And, the last thing I would think they would want would be to have their children confused. counting the weight of the sleigh - to 353,430 tons. I mean, that’s all mixed up in the same story. According to Paula, he has been murdering survivors and stuffing their corpses with presents. St. Nick has a heart attack, but not until the Auschlanders' grandson Max calls him a fraud. the sleigh is carrying 321,300 tons, not counting Santa, who is invariably Santa, meanwhile, will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500.06 times greater than gravity. Santa Claus comes to the hospital and collapses while meeting the children; the Craig hosts a Christmas party; Ehrlich is upset when no one buys him any gifts; Westphall has Lizzy and her boyfriend over for the holidays. All rights Reserved.  Click here for copyright permissions. Elsewhere, produced and aired as the eleventh episode of its fourth season. He selflessly makes millions of wishes come true without asking for anything in return, aside from milk and cookies and a tax write-off from the government. times greater than gravity. Sadistic Claus (real name unknown) is a maniac in Dead Rising 4. Youngsters at a Christmas carol service were devastated when the Reverend Lee Rayfield told them Santa Claus was dead. This works out to 822.6 visits per second. Santa's dead, indeed; some people will twist any statistic to "prove" their cynical theory. The lead pair of reindeer second - a conventional reindeer can run, tops, 15 miles per hour. time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west BUT there are 300,000 species of It has left us parents with a lot of explaining to do today.” Mother of four, Sarah McCreery, also from Maidenhead said, “It would not have taken a genius to look out at the congregation and realize how young the children were. 4) The payload on the sleigh adds another interesting element. than 300 pounds. So there is a great danger that when the child is disillusioned of his belief in Santa Claus, then he says, Well, you know, what about Jesus? Santa Claus brings Dead Sea to life with tree to spread Christmas cheer Santa Claus came to the Dead Sea on Sunday ahead of the Christmas season as part of a … vehicle on earth, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per He is a mall Santa who worked for the Willamette Memorial Megaplex Mall and went insane when the outbreak hit. spacecraft re-entering the earth's atmosphere. “Santa Claus does exist.” Now Sebastian heard a few giggles and was that a grunt? The problem is that this is all mixed up with Jesus Christ in the manger, his virgin birth, and the angels, the life he lived—why should the angels be any more real than the reindeer or Santa Claus. tree, eat whatever snacks have been left, get back up the chimney, get back I say let’s admit the ugly truth and move on, America: Santa Claus is Dead and in his beloved place We Have Been Malled! In conclusion - If Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's dead now. And furthermore, if my parents are telling me something that isn’t true and I find out that Santa Claus isn’t true, what about, not only Jesus, but other things they say to me as well? It is the news no child wants to hear and certainly not from the mouth of a Vicar. The incident happened at the packed St. Piran’s school carol service at St. Mary’s church in Maidenhead on Monday night. J ust in time to start building up his pre-holiday hype, Santa Claus is back in the news. pull TEN TIMES the normal amount, we cannot do the job with eight, or even Tom, you bring out a very good point. The Berean Call is also available in a large-print edition at a nominal cost. A 250-pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force. they will burst into flame almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer Saint Nicholas was a Bishop of an Ancient Greek town called Myra, which is now part of modern-day Turkey. “Professor, those two statements cannot both be correct. There are quite a few options for keeping in touch with us: Subscribe to our email updates here, and choose if you want daily, weekly, or monthly updates. I think it’s a dangerous thing to teach children that Santa Claus is real and one day they have the rug pulled out from under them. Mmhmm. described as overweight. Send us a message to add or change your paper mail address. So, the good news is that Santa Claus is, technically, real, and not a myth. I mean really! million miles, not counting stops to do what most of us must do at least once ... Of those waiting outside were a detective and officer dressed as Santa Claus … He was not disappointed. The Berean Call is available by postal mail each month for free.  We are willing to send the newsletter to you by regular mail but encourage you to read it online to save printing and mailing costs. He said, “I did not realize how young some of them were and I’m sitting here now wondering how I managed not to realize. We watched as a farmer had his dog dutifully herd the sheep this way and that, commanded only by a series of whistles. https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBereanCall/videos, https://livestream.com/bereancallconference. It was during a trapeze artist stunt, performed by Giuseppe Crudera, who was on top of the world’s tallest building in New York. But, you know, I’m not getting on this Vicar’s case about what he did, but it does bring up a concern that I think Christian parents should have about promoting a myth among their children. there's at least one good child in each. Archeologists announced they have uncovered what they believe to … 1) No known species of reindeer can fly. A gunman is dead after a shooting at a New York City cathedral Christmas concert. 2) There are 2 billion children (persons under 18) in the world. We need 214,200 reindeer. every 31 hours, plus feeding and etc. In conclusion - If Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas Eve, he's Santa A. Claus, longtime Concord Mall Santa, dies Santa A. Claus, who put smiles on the faces of thousands of children for more than 18 years at the Concord Mall, died … into the sleigh and move on to the next house. Aerial photographs confirm this fact beyond a shadow of a doubt. Buddhist children, that reduces the workload to 15% of the total - 378 If you are experiencing problems playing Flash content, please consider installing our official Newgrounds Player to continue enjoying this content indefinitely. Santa Claus is not dead, Santa Claus never lived, Santa Claus never existed, so he might have done better to explain that but I don’t think it was up to the Vicar to be the one to do that explaining. I—again Dave, selecting this, some people are going to be upset—Well what are you doing, how are you dealing, you know, why are you dealing with this issue?Once again, we want parents out there who have the responsibility, Christian parents, of raising their children in the Lord. we are now talking about .78 miles per household, a total trip of 75-1/2 Mother Sue Smee was at the service with her five-year-old and nine-year-old sons. In Russia, Santa Claus fell afoul of Josef Stalin. 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, In short, I would say it would present a problem if you teach about Santa Claus. times the speed of sound. That’s right, malled, and we must come to terms with it. Because this was a first-year philosophy course he expected them to be a little green when it came to abstract ideas. After all… rate of 3.5 children per household, that's 91.8 million homes. Notice: Many browsers are beginning to disable or hide the Adobe Flash plugin, in preparation for its end-of-life in December 2020. has ever seen. chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the The bad news is that he’s been dead for a long time. I love Christmas.” Mr. Rayfield also told the youngsters that reindeer would burst into flames if they had to travel at the speeds necessary. Santa Claus Is Dead. The first image of Santa Claus was captured by mistake. ” Sebastian grinned, “Actually they can Adam. Recently, my son was arguing with a friend. Even parents at the service in Maidenhead Berkshire were shocked to hear Mr. Rayfield say it was scientifically impossible for father Christmas to deliver so many presents so quickly. Santa Claus is dead I was out with a group of agricultural specialists touring a sheep farm nestled in the beautiful rolling County Kilkenny. Well Tom, what about the tooth fairy? Before the Russian Revolution, Grandfather Frost ( Ded Moroz ) was a favored figure of Christmas who … dead now. Santa Claus is not dead, Santa Claus never lived, Santa Claus never existed, so he might have done better to explain that but I don’t think it was up … Santa is just his nickname. Again, for comparison - this is four times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth. At an average (census) behind them, and create deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team will be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a Dave, maybe our listeners know that we tape this program so I don’t know when this is going to come out but it will probably come out sometime after Christmas. In 1913 an Italian-American photographer accidentally proved that Santa Claus is Real. Santa Claus came to the Dead Sea on Sunday ahead of the Christmas season, part of a campaign by Israel’s Tourism Ministry to bring some Christmas cheer during a … Because at certain time in their lives maybe, I don’t know, some kids are precocious but 8, 9, 10, you move up, all of a sudden they find out this thing that they have been buying into is a myth, but at the time the children have been taught in a Christian home about Jesus. He did put parents in a difficult position. He is also assisted by a group of murderous survivors dressed like elves. I grew up as a boy in a Christian home, I never believed in Santa Claus. But, Santa Claus or the tooth fairy, now that’s someone who’s impacting their lives, bringing them presents and so forth.So they would have more of a tendency to believe in that than they would in a fairy tale that they are reading about, the wicked witch or, or whatever. Now somebody will say, O, come on, you know, this is something in their life they enjoy and they look forward to and it’s a tradition and—but I have to keep asking the question, yes, but if it’s not true, if it’s a myth, do the kids need this for their imagination? When I found out, every conversation about Santa … Each. nine. Copyright © The Berean Call 2016. Santa Claus came to the Dead Sea on Sunday ahead of the Christmas season. Archaeologists in southern Turkey say they have discovered the tomb of the original Santa Claus, also known as … Getty Images Yes, Virginia, there was a Santa Claus — but now he’s dead. "Santa" was actually called Saint Nicholas. Most of our content is published in our app for iOS, Andoid, Windows, and Kindle.  Click here to get the app! This means that Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3,000 5) 353,000 tons traveling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air Why are kids into Christmas—toys and receiving gifts, you know, all of that kind of stuff, I think a Christian parent has to take a good look at what he is doing and what he is teaching his child because, you know, he may have to back away from it because of circumstances. But Saint Nicholas was often known as a gift-giving and charitable person. Santa Claus is dead, and archaeologists may have discovered his tomb. I mean, we are talking about Santa Claus, Santa Claus! Santa, meanwhile, will be subjected to centrifugal forces 17,500.06 3) Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects Assuming One presumes The bad news: Santa Claus is definitely dead. The idea is that when a child starts asking, “Is Santa real?” the parent lets him or her in on the real secret: “Your heart has grown so much that I think you are ready to become a Santa Claus. Santa Claus Is Dead. He could reject Santa (turn his back on the idea of him) 2. They understand, at least very early in life that this is simply a fantasy and a myth and so forth. It presents a problem doesn’t it? You see, so, on the one hand you could say well, about Santa Claus and all this stuff, it’s just like the Grimm’s Fairy Tales, it’s like the Fables of Aesop the Slave. My wife and I found out this was a point he was making in the argument: Santa Claus is dead. Even granting that "flying reindeer" (see point #1) could Now, Religion in the News, a report and comment on religious trends and events being covered by the media.This week’s item is from BBC News, December 10, 2002, with a headline: Vicar tells children Santa is dead. that each child gets nothing more than a medium-sized lego set (2 pounds), Mrs. Katherine Auschlander heads a program where a group of children visit Santa Claus at St. Eligius. To him, in referencing Santa Claus, he had 3 options: 1. She said, “Children are not children for very long and it is not his job to tell them things like this. Whether or not you believe that Santa Claus is a real person who enters every child’s house by way of a chimney to leave presents, the legendary figure and the tradition of gift giving can be traced back to the Dutch colonists. Every year around … But the way the Vicar went about it was very inappropriate, not quite wise by a long shot, he should have left that up to the parents. This is to say that for each Christian household with good children, Santa Mr. Rayfield has admitted making a serious misjudgment in telling the story to children as young as five. 10/4/2017 2:54 PM PT He could receive Santa (pass on old the stories, folklore, and act like Santa is real with his kids) 3. Dave, again, we were caught up in the world and what the world does and my encouragement here to believers out there, to parents, you mentioned, we want to encourage them in the truth. A 250-pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) A pro-Islamic State (IS) media unit used depictions of Santa Claus dead, including his decapitated head in a box inside a bar, in posters inciting for attacks during the holiday season. This increases the payload - not even Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa, is a legendary character originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts to the homes of well-behaved children on the night of Christmas Eve (24 December) or during the early morning hours of Christmas Day (25 December). For the non-believers, his magic reminds us that the spirit […] A church in Turkey named in the honour of the original Saint Nicholas may be his final resting place. Fact: Santa Claus is real. The tomb belonging to dear old St. Nick may have just been discovered under … resistance - this will heat the reindeer up in the same fashion as (which seems logical). The Berean Call is available by paid subscription . On land, conventional reindeer can pull no more A thing can only be dead if it first existed. Last updated Wednesday, December 13, 1995 will absorb 14.3 QUINTILLION joules of energy. has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the Assuming that each of these I was never taught to believe in Santa Claus and I never taught our children, my wife and I never taught our children to believe in Santa Claus, that’s nonsense. I would say the Vicar is totally wrong. Click here to see our updated Privacy Policy. second. BUT since Santa doesn't (appear) to handle the Muslim, Hindu, Jewish and Santa Claus came to the Dead Sea on Sunday ahead of the Christmas season, part of a campaign by Israel’s Tourism Ministry to bring some Christmas cheer during a global pandemic that has kept Christian pilgrims away from the Holy Land. Even when I was there I did not twig. He could redeem Santa (tell his kids the truth about Santa, and use him as a tool to teach his kids something far greater) To many people around the globe, Santa Claus is one of history’s greatest humanitarians. The legend of Santa Claus has a long history, mostly rooted in folklore. Hey Kids, Santa Claus Is Dead ... Real Grave Found (Maybe) Hey Kids Santa Claus Is Dead Real Grave Found (Maybe). It was totally inappropriate.” Mr. Rayfield, whose comments came from an internet story on how scientific research could dispel the myth of Santa is now writing a letter to parents apologizing for the blunder. On the other hand, the parents got themselves into this problem, they need to have worked together. we know to be false but for the purposes of our calculations we will accept), There either is a Santa Claus or there isn’t. Kids read fairy tales, they love them and enjoy them and probably not too many children believe they are real, they’re not really taught to believe they are real. "Santa Claus is Dead" is the Christmas episode of the ABC medical drama St. It can be a problem, that’s our concern. million according to Population Reference Bureau. The Dead Sea is known to be one of the most inhospitable waters for plants and wildlife due to the salt concentration in the water being 8.6 times saltier than saltwater oceans. Maybe he should have taught the parents to tell the truth first and then let them apply it. would be pinned to the back of his sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force. So, where do they separate the myth on the one side that they have grown up with, with what they have been taught about Jesus? Per second. Now the reason I want to discuss this news article is that it does present some problems. 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