Origins of Santa Claus
A lot of people not familiar with the full story of Santa Claus often talks about things they don’t know a lot about. Some people use believing in Santa Claus as being inferior in intellect. Or that Santa Claus is a rip-off of some Germanic, Celtic, Norse, or Semitic god. Both of those claims were untrue. Christmas as it is celebrated today is very much different and the same. It is very different as decorations are a modern invention, and so is Santa Claus. Santa Claus as we know him was invented in the 1800’s as a way to have a non-religious based story attached to a day known to the cultures of the northern hemisphere as the true beginning of the cold. Christmas while called that by Christians for Christian reasons. We do have to live with non-Christians.