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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.
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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