Why Jesus is better than Santa Claus

  1. Santa lives at the North Pole ...
    JESUS is everywhere.

    Santa rides in a sleigh ...
    JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.

    Santa comes but once a year ...
    JESUS is an ever present help.

    Santa fills your stockings with goodies ...
    JESUS supplies all your needs.

    Santa comes down your chimney uninvited ...
    JESUS stands at your door and knocks, and then enters
    your heart when invited.

    You have to wait in line to see Santa ...
    JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.

    Santa lets you sit on his lap ...
    JESUS lets you rest in His arms.

    Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is
    "Hi little boy or girl, what's your name?" ...

    JESUS knew our name before we were born.
    Not only does He know our name,
    He knows our address too.
    He knows our history and future and
    He even knows how many hairs are on our heads.

    Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly ...
    JESUS has a heart full of love

    All Santa can offer is HO HO HO ...
    JESUS offers health, help and hope.

    Santa says "You better not cry" ...
    JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you."

    Santa's little helpers make toys ...
    JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts, repairs
    broken homes and builds mansions.

    Santa may make you chuckle but ...
    JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

    While Santa puts gifts under your tree ...
    JESUS became our gift and died on a tree.... The cross.

    We need to put Christ back in CHRISTmas, Jesus is still
    the reason for the season.

    For God so loved the world, that He gave His only
    begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not
    perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
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  2. 88 Comments

  3. by   Rustyhammer
    Santa can cruise the whole world in one night.
    Those old sandals of Jesus' won't go much further.

    Santa has dozens of cool elves making toys for all of us.
    Jesus disciples had to be taught how to even catch fish.

    Santa comes once a year then it's all over.
    Somebody's ALWAYS pushing this Jesus guy down my throat.

    Santa gives you a lump of coal if you are naughty.
    Jesus threatens you with eternal damnation if you dont do it his way.
  4. by   sbic56


    OMWhatever! Rusty, that is absolutely beautiful!

  5. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    Santa comes once a year then it's all over.
    Somebody's ALWAYS pushing this Jesus guy down my throat.

    Santa gives you a lump of coal if you are naughty.
    Jesus threatens you with eternal damnation if you dont do it his way.
    :chuckle Rusty, you are hilarious!



    I guess my feeling is, why does it have to be either/or? I was brought up with BOTH. Santa Claus is a saint, after all.
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    Santa comes once a year then it's all over.
    Somebody's ALWAYS pushing this Jesus guy down my throat.
    Rock on Rusty.....

    Heather
  7. by   tonicareer
    Well Jesus doesn't tell us to shop until we drop and go into debt for gifts.
  8. by   Robin61970
    Go Rusty!!!!

    Edited to say going into debt for gifts is a personal choice.....not something you are forced to do......people are too hung up on the price or size or how many gifts anymore..........
    Last edit by Robin61970 on Dec 2, '02
  9. by   OBNURSEHEATHER


    Edited to say: The puking smiley is in reference to those that feel Santa sends me subliminal messages and brainwashes me into going into debt for Christmas presents. Um yeah.... that's what I'll tell the Mastercard guy!
    Last edit by OBNURSEHEATHER on Dec 3, '02
  10. by   Stargazer
    Heather, is that a candy cane your smiley is yak-ing up ? Too funny!
  11. by   donmurray
    Santa isn't watching over you when you use the restroom!


    Amen, Brother Rusty!
  12. by   Sleepyeyes
    non-christians, from the title of this thread== you HAD TO KNOW what was coming... so why'd you even answer? and 2magnollia trees, i appreciate your sentiment, but for pete's sake, this is not the time of year to get a religion vs anti-religion thread started

    but as long as we're on the subject,
    Who is Santa Claus, anyway????

    SINTERKLAAS

    The Feast of Sinterklaas, or St. Nicholas, is an annual event which has been uniquely Dutch and Flemish for centuries. St. Nicholas' Feast Day, December 6th, is observed in most Roman Catholic countries primarily as a feast for small children. But it is only in the Low Countries - especially in the Netherlands - that the eve of his feast day (December 5th) is celebrated nationwide by young and old, christian and non-christian, and without any religious overtones.
    Although Sinterklaas is always portrayed in the vestments of the bishop he once was, his status as a canonized saint has had little to do with the way the Dutch think of him. Rather, he is a kind of benevolent old man, whose feast day is observed by exchanging gifts and making good-natured fun of each other. It so happens that the legend of St. Nicholas is based on historical fact. He did actually exist. He lived from 271 A.D. to December 6th, 342 or 343. His 4th century tomb in the town of Myra, near the city of Anatolia in present-day Turkey, has even been dug up by archaeologists.

    This is his story:
    Born of a wealthy family, Nicholas was brought up as a devout Christian. When his parents died of an epidemic, he distributed his wealth among the poor and became a priest.
    Later he became Archbishop of Myra, and it is from here that the fame of his good deeds began to spread across the Mediterranean. Desperate sailors who called upon the Good Bishop to calm stormy seas were heard; prison walls crumbled when victims of persecution prayed to him. He saved young children from the butcher's knife and dropped dowries into the shoes of penniless maidens. Over time, St. Nicholas became the patron saint of sailors and merchants, and especially of children. After his death, the cult of St. Nicholas spread rapidly via southern Italy throughout the rest of the Mediterranean and eventually to coastal towns along the Atlantic and the North Sea. In the 12th and 13th centuries, Holland built no fewer than 23 churches dedicated to St. Nicholas, many of which are still standing. Amsterdam adopted St. Nicholas as its patron saint, and Rome decreed that December 6th, the anniversary of his death, should be his official Feast Day.
    St. Nicholas' strong influence in the Low Countries - an area heavily engaged in trade and navigation - was primarily due to his role as patron of sailors and merchants.
    However, his fame as protector of children soon took precedence.
    In the 14th century, choir boys of St. Nicholas churches were given some money and the day off on December 6th.
    Somewhat later, the pupils of convent schools would be rewarded or punished by a monk dressed up as the Good Bishop, with his long white beard, his red mantle and mitre (bishop's hat) and his golden crosier (bishop's staff) - just as he is still presented today.
    [.....]
    It were the Dutch settlers who brought St. Nicholas over to
    New Amsterdam - USA.


    you can learn more [and read the edited stuff] at:
    http://www.thehollandring.com/sinterklaas.htm

    I'm not trying to convert anyone, nor am I trying to denigrate my Christian brothers and sisters. But Santa Claus is based on historical fact and Christian principle. IMO, in his day, St. Nick was probably thought of as a "Jesus freak" by nonbelievers. And we all know that December 25th was the estimated day of Jesus' birth.

    I'm just tired of all the PC Christmas stuff, and tired of tiptoeing around everyone's religious beliefs when Christmas is one of the two distinctly Christian holidays of the year, the theme being Peace on earth, goodwill toward all men."

    PEACE! GOODWILL! and have a happy holiday season, ALL OF YOU!
    Happy Hanukah! to the Jewish of you!
    and Happy Whatever You Celebrate (if anything-- thinking of micro's thanksgiving here :kiss ) to the rest!
    Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Dec 3, '02
  13. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Rock on Rusty.....

    Heather

    ditto...
  14. by   hapeewendy
    uhhhh not better just different?
    haha
    I dont think jesus would like us hating on santa like this....

    *ducks*
    I was just being light and humourous.. really I was..

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