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Started by Libera, November 17, 2008, 03:38:15 AM
Quote from: "rlrose328"And Santa isn't a Christian figure? SAINT Nicholas? ROFL! Oh right... Catholics aren't Christian to the fundies and gellies.
Quote from: "MariaEvri"Ive read somewhere, that the santa we use today, the fat man dressed in red and white is actually an invention of coca cola D:is this true??
QuoteIn 1822, Clement Clarke Moore, an Episcopal minister, wrote a long Christmas poem for his three daughters entitled, "An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas." Moore's poem, which he was initially hesitant to publish due to the frivolous nature of its subject, is largely responsible for our modern image of Santa Claus as a "right jolly old elf" with a portly figure and the supernatural ability to ascend a chimney with a mere nod of his head! Although some of Moore's imagery was probably borrowed from other sources, his poem helped to popularize Christmas Eve â€" Santa Claus waiting for the children to get to sleep the now-familiar idea of a Santa Claus who flew from house to house on Christmas Eve â€" in "a miniature sleigh" led by eight flying reindeer, whom he also named â€" leaving presents for deserving children. "An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas," created a new and immediately popular American icon. In 1881, political cartoonist Thomas Nast drew on Moore's poem to create the first likeness that matches our modern image of Santa Claus. His cartoon, which appeared in Harper's Weekly, depicted Santa as a rotund, cheerful man with a full, white beard, holding a sack laden with toys for lucky children. It is Nast who gave Santa his bright red suit trimmed with white fur, North Pole workshop, elves, and his wife, Mrs. Claus.
QuoteThe modern depiction of Santa Claus as a fat, jolly man wearing a red coat and trousers with white cuffs and collar, and black leather belt and boots, became popular in the United States in the 19th century due to the significant influence of caricaturist and political cartoonist Thomas Nast. This image has been maintained and reinforced through song, radio, television, and films. In the United Kingdom and Europe, his depiction is often identical to the American Santa, but he is commonly called Father Christmas.
QuoteNo, Virginia, Santa Claus was not invented by the Coca-Cola Co.The contention that Coke created the modern image of Santa in corporate red has become an urban myth in recent years. Recently, the BBC phoned Coca-Cola archivist Phil Mooney and put him on the radio to address the issue."I've heard more questions about it in the last five years than I ever did before," Mooney says. "I think it's the Internet."
Quote from: "rlrose328"Believers only get something if they let their kids believe in Atheisma. Most won't though because then they'd have to explain how Atheisma isn't real and then the kids might think God isn't real... it would just be a big mess.
Quote from: "keith2004"as for easter...i dont have any kids so i'll pass....when i have kids maybe i will do the easter egg thing, just for the fun of it
Quote from: "rlrose328"I knew a "Kris" a long time ago... she was a girl, though. Stole my jewelry box!
Quote from: "chuff"I think I should be allowed to celebrate whatever christian holiday I so choose.