Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed the eerie similarities between Santa Claus and God? I've been thinking about this for some time now, and I'm really beginning to wonder - Is Santa Claus God, or is God Santa? I mean really... Let's start with the beard. They both have one by most accounts. The red suit baffles me a little bit, but it did start out as more of a robe-like garment back in the day. Both Guys are, well, guys. Both see all, know all. Both have magical, miraculous talents. Both reward good behavior and punish naughtiness. Both live at the most extreme Up There address available. Both are very creative and really quite handy and prolific with their work. They both have helpers - Santa's elves and God's angels, and all of the helpers love to sing. And even though we never really get to see them, we're expected to, and want to, with all our hearts, believe in them.
I'm not looking for trouble or controversy. Really! Religious finger waggers can just put it back in your mitten please. I just think it's all kind of interesting, in a useless sort of way. And you know me, if I wonder about something, I'll likely share it with you. I'm not the only one to ponder the Santa/God Connection. A quick Google will bring up all kinds of interesting stuff. Like this...
(From Unreasonable Faith)
You can take it (or leave it) from here. Nothing important to do today? Make a nice cup of hot chocolate and ponder this one with me! It's a funny old world. Always something to wonder about. I like that in a world.