Santa effect

From: Rusty
Sent on: Thursday, December 16, 2010 7:12 PM
The devastating effect of religious thinking. We are brainwashed to believe 
without evidence in Santa & God from infancy by the people we love and trust . 
When 

we get older and start to use empirical logic and reason; (How does Santa 
deliver
around the world in one night? how does he get in a house without a chimney? how 

do his rain dear fly? How does God create things from nothing or do miracles? )
The answer; Magic. Instilling in us a distrust for our reasoning ability. When 
the older kids try to convince us with logic,reason and even evidence that Santa 

doesn't exist, we ignore them in favor for what we choose to believe. "It is a 
sin to listen to Atheists or even question the word of God."

As a result we are programed to perceive reality as we choose to rather than the 

way it is, 
We distrust our own reasoning ability and ignore contradictory evidence if need 
be  

We disregard the objective logical rational advice of other well intentioned 
people.
We place our hopes in luck or some external intervention.

As adults who no longer believe in Santa and maybe not even God; we create 
problems that need not exist and are incapable of resolving real problems many 
times because of this puerile conditioning.



      

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