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MarkCharles Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 06:50 AM
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53. Republicans do it all the time, and get away with it! So does...
Fox News. And I'm sure few people here like THOSE kinds of lies and deceit.
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  -NY elementary school teacher apologizes to 2nd grade classroom after telling them there is no Santa cleanhippie  Dec-05-11 05:29 PM   #0 
  - One of my biggest joys when my children were young was their belief  monmouth   Dec-05-11 05:34 PM   #1 
  - So, let me just make sure I have this right,  darkstar3   Dec-05-11 05:37 PM   #3 
  - It made them happy and put some magic in their young lives...n/t  monmouth   Dec-05-11 05:50 PM   #10 
  - Easy enough to do without lies.  darkstar3   Dec-05-11 05:53 PM   #13 
  - Perhaps it made YOU happy and put "magic" in YOUR life?  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 05:54 PM   #15 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-05-11 08:12 PM   #44 
  - Now my grandchildren no longer believe. Some of the magic has  virgogal   Dec-05-11 05:40 PM   #4 
  - What is "magical" about lying to children?  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 05:47 PM   #7 
     - If you don't get it,you don't get it. No explanation would suffice. eom  virgogal   Dec-05-11 05:53 PM   #14 
     - No, I do not "get it", but I would LOVE to hear your justification for lying to children.  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 05:55 PM   #16 
     - Why does this all remind me of  AsahinaKimi   Dec-05-11 05:56 PM   #17 
        - Thats was fiction, you know.  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 05:58 PM   #19 
           - OF course it was!!!  AsahinaKimi   Dec-05-11 06:01 PM   #22 
              - I guess I am not seeing the correlation then.  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 06:06 PM   #24 
                 - "Fell good movies are Designed to make one feel good..."  AsahinaKimi   Dec-05-11 06:13 PM   #25 
                    - Are you being this obtuse on purpose?  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 06:57 PM   #29 
                       - Sorry that you are  AsahinaKimi   Dec-06-11 11:12 AM   #56 
                          - I'm seeing that you are making a false equivalency.  cleanhippie   Dec-06-11 11:22 AM   #57 
                             - mata ne!  AsahinaKimi   Dec-06-11 11:31 AM   #60 
                                - My Japanese is a bit rusty, but it sounds like you are running away.  cleanhippie   Dec-06-11 12:09 PM   #61 
  - Wow, advocating the use of lies and deceit to control the behavior of your children.  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 05:46 PM   #6 
     - Despicable? Hardly...n/t  monmouth   Dec-05-11 05:50 PM   #8 
        - Using lies and deceit is not despicable?  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 05:51 PM   #11 
           - Republicans do it all the time, and get away with it! So does...  MarkCharles   Dec-06-11 06:50 AM   #53 
  - Bah! Humbug!  TheDebbieDee   Dec-05-11 05:34 PM   #2 
  - The teacher crossed the line  WolverineDG   Dec-05-11 05:45 PM   #5 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-05-11 05:50 PM   #9 
  - Why?  darkstar3   Dec-05-11 05:53 PM   #12 
  - There are things that should be left up to the parents  WolverineDG   Dec-05-11 07:54 PM   #37 
     - It's a LACK of belief and this is not about god.  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 08:00 PM   #39 
     - And it's your personal belief, right?  WolverineDG   Dec-06-11 05:27 AM   #51 
        - Uhm, no.  cleanhippie   Dec-06-11 11:26 AM   #58 
     - Are there? And what are those things? What group or board decided them?  darkstar3   Dec-05-11 08:00 PM   #40 
  - So you agree that both Santa and God are imaginary. n/t  laconicsax   Dec-05-11 07:02 PM   #33 
     - Didn't say that  WolverineDG   Dec-05-11 07:55 PM   #38 
        - Who said anything about belief?  darkstar3   Dec-05-11 08:05 PM   #43 
           - Oh yeah?  laconicsax   Dec-05-11 11:06 PM   #47 
           - Your personal belief nt  WolverineDG   Dec-06-11 05:28 AM   #52 
              - Does it make you feel better to have the last word, no matter how nonsensical it is?  cleanhippie   Dec-06-11 09:19 AM   #54 
              - Keep thinking that. It clearly helps you avoid reality.  darkstar3   Dec-06-11 06:44 PM   #67 
  - without Santa that religion would wither and die lol. bad teacher nt  msongs   Dec-05-11 05:56 PM   #18 
  - ...  NMMNG   Dec-05-11 05:59 PM   #20 
  - +1  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 06:00 PM   #21 
  - For my sister it has gone from the parents lying about Santa to the daughter doing so.  Deep13   Dec-05-11 06:02 PM   #23 
  - So...  Sal316   Dec-05-11 06:28 PM   #26 
  - Those who start the Santa lie set that eventuality in motion.  darkstar3   Dec-05-11 06:33 PM   #27 
  - Who?  Sal316   Dec-05-11 06:54 PM   #28 
     - There's plenty of wonder in the conglomeration of holidays around the Solstice  darkstar3   Dec-05-11 06:58 PM   #30 
     - Sometimes....  Sal316   Dec-05-11 07:52 PM   #36 
        - I'm not the one setting up children for disillusionment,  darkstar3   Dec-05-11 08:03 PM   #41 
           - That seems a bit overblown  skepticscott   Dec-06-11 08:55 PM   #70 
              - So my six-year-old cousin, whose eleven-year-old sister informed her of the truth  darkstar3   Dec-06-11 09:03 PM   #72 
                 - If she's still traumatized at 8 or 18  skepticscott   Dec-07-11 06:18 PM   #73 
                 - Trauma? I'm sure that's one word I never used.  darkstar3   Dec-07-11 09:42 PM   #74 
     - Oh, please tell me more about the "mystery and wonder of Christmas."  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 07:01 PM   #32 
  - If you think THAT is what is happening here, our children are screwed.  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 06:59 PM   #31 
  - Is it not true that Santa doesn't exist?  laconicsax   Dec-05-11 07:03 PM   #34 
     - I cannot believe that this discussion is being had.  ChadwickHenryWard   Dec-06-11 04:26 PM   #63 
        - Glad you are seeing the similarities.  cleanhippie   Dec-06-11 04:33 PM   #64 
  - She should have made them sit under The Tree of Knowledge.  rug   Dec-05-11 07:40 PM   #35 
  - That's a better alternative than sitting in church or Sunday school.  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 08:05 PM   #42 
     - That's a matter of opinion.  rug   Dec-05-11 08:14 PM   #45 
        - I don't see how facts could opinion.  cleanhippie   Dec-05-11 09:58 PM   #46 
  - There is no lie in a belief  Angry Dragon   Dec-06-11 01:13 AM   #48 
  - I see it right there in the word.  darkstar3   Dec-06-11 01:36 AM   #49 
  - Good one  Angry Dragon   Dec-06-11 12:45 PM   #62 
  - Umm...  laconicsax   Dec-06-11 03:24 AM   #50 
  - Well,  edhopper   Dec-06-11 09:45 AM   #55 
  - Shhhh. You gonna ruin the "magic"!!!!  cleanhippie   Dec-06-11 11:27 AM   #59 
  - Thanks for the thread. It's nice to learn how pathetic some DUers are.  elocs   Dec-06-11 06:33 PM   #65 
  - Right, because that's the logical result of advocating that parents not lie to their children.  darkstar3   Dec-06-11 06:43 PM   #66 
  - It is pathetic to think that there are DUers that advocate lying to children to control behavior.  cleanhippie   Dec-06-11 07:56 PM   #68 
  - When I was little my mother taught me many truths  NMMNG   Dec-06-11 09:00 PM   #71 
  - I feel like I'm on Mars while  Dorian Gray   Dec-06-11 08:48 PM   #69 
  - Can someone tell me if it's OK to compare Santa to fairies at the bottom of the garden?  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-08-11 11:02 AM   #75 

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