Brit Vicar tells kids there's no Santa

  1. From Yahoo! News:

    LONDON (Reuters) - A vicar has reduced young children to tears and stunned their parents after he said Santa Claus and his reindeer would burn to a crisp while delivering presents at supersonic speed.

    Stand-in vicar Lee Rayfield shattered the illusions of dozens of kids when he joked in his carol service sermon that Santa and his reindeer would burn up doing 3,000 times the speed of sound as they delivered gifts to 91.8 million homes.

    "I am mortified and appreciate that I have put some parents in a difficult position with a lot of explaining to do," Rayfield told Wednesday's Daily Telegraph. "I love Christmas."

    Newspapers said many children at the school service at St Mary's Church in Maidenhead, Berkshire, were distraught when Rayfield pointed out that it was logically impossible for one man and his sleigh to deliver 378 million presents in just 31 hours.

    "There were a lot of children there who still believe in Santa Claus, or did so until last night," Sue Smee, who attended the service with her five- and nine-year-old sons, told the Daily Mirror. "It has left us parents with a lot of explaining to do today," she added.



    What an assclown. Hope he gets a stocking full of coal.
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   Robin61970
    Jerk......When my stepson was in second grade his "teacher"(I use the term loosely) told the whole class there was no Santa......talk about damage control......oh I was pi$$ed!
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    Excuse my ignorance but what is a "vicar"? Is he some type of priest?
    -Russell
  5. by   kittyw
    Grrrrrrrrrrrr .....
  6. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    Excuse my ignorance but what is a "vicar"? Is he some type of priest?
    -Russell
    From dictionary.com: (Church of England) a clergyman appointed to act as priest of a parish
  7. by   Rustyhammer
    Thanks...Now I'm feeling lazy cause I didn't look it up myself.
    -Russell
  8. by   Stargazer
    No problem!
  9. by   emily_mom
    That heartless bastard!!! Why oh why did I read this? I was just baking some cookies for the old guy. Now I guess I'll just buy him a fire extinguisher....hohum....

    Kristy
  10. by   Beach_RN
    OOOOOOOOOO that make me sooooooooooooo mad!!
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Stargazer



    What an assclown.
    Summed it up perfectly hon.

    Heather
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    scumbag.
  13. by   ShandyLynnRN
    What an idiot! Grrrr!!! I remember being a child and loving to look forward to Santa... until I was seven when my older bro spilled the beans. I do have a good friend that Has always told her kids there was no santa, except at heart, because she never had the money to buy them what they wanted for Christmas, and felt it was wrong to give them the impression that Santa got some kids really cool stuff and other kids dinky presents. I personally disagreed, but I saw her point. But that is DEFINITELY something that needs to be handled by the parent!!!
  14. by   CountrifiedRN
    Originally posted by Robin61970
    Jerk......When my stepson was in second grade his "teacher"(I use the term loosely) told the whole class there was no Santa......talk about damage control......oh I was pi$$ed!
    When my daughter was in first grade, her teacher did the same thing, told the class that Santa was made up and it was really the parents who left the presents. It took a lot of creative tale telling to convince my daughter that Santa was "real". I can't understand why some people deliberately try to take the magic out of the holiday for the kids.

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