I haven't put up debates in a while(I only started yesterday after months of no debates), so I wanted to find a good one to debate on.
Santa Clause. Should we really allow children to believe in him? We all know that he does not exist. So then why are we lying to our children and telling them that he does? What's the point?
-Kids have something to grasp on to. The idea of magic intrigues them
-Parents can blame everything on Santa if they forget to buy a gift.
-The father gets to dress up as Santa.
-The parents get to eat cookies.
-The kids will be able to fit in at school with their fellow 'Santa is a God' friends.
-Can't think of any more.
-The kids will believe in something THAT ISN'T REAL.
-They will seem silly to other kids who know the truth. This can lead to getting pimp slapped and getting their heads shoved into toilets.
-Did I mention that they'll be BELIEVING IN SOMETHING THAT IS NOT REAL?!
-If the kids catch the parents in the act, they will be horrified. Their lives. Will. Be. RUINED. (okay not really ruined, but whatever)
-...I can't think of any more.
So, what do you guys think?? :D Have you got any pros and cons?
If you think that Santa Clause should be encouraged, to what age? And if you think he shouldn't be encouraged at all, why?