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My favorite background was SHUT UP WESLEY! The others had me chuckling, that one was an honest LOL.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2010 on random thoughts from vancouver at WWdN: In Exile
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Dale McGowan (author of Parenting Beyond Belief) argues that it's an important rite of passage for children - that they learn that adults are not always correct in what they say. He uses it as a springboard to secularism, but it really applies to anything a child will hear from a person of authority ("This herbal remedy cured my gout!"): By allowing our children to participate in the Santa myth and find their own way out of it through skeptical inquiry, we give them a priceless opportunity to see a mass cultural illusion first from the inside, then from the outside. A very casual line of post-Santa questioning can lead kids to recognize how completely we all can snow ourselves if the enticements are attractive enough. Such a lesson, viewed from the top of the hill after exiting a belief system under their own power, can gird kids against the best efforts of the evangelists – and far better than secondhand knowledge could ever hope to do. http://parentingbeyondbelief.com/blog/?p=3507
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2009 on The Ethics of Santa at PEA Soup
"I believe this revealing story represents Wakefield’s last stand." I hope you're right.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2009 on Wakefield's Last Stand at 33 Charts
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