I remember being a child and having a girl tell me she knew who Santa Claus was but she wasn’t supposed to tell me. I begged her until she finally told me everyone’s parents are pretending to be Santa Claus. She was a Jehovah’s Witness.
I couldn’t believe everyone was participating in a grand conspiracy, but I also had to begin my journey as a practicing skeptic and investigator. I remember when all the pieces came together. I called out my family member on their mistake. I was proud to have figured it out. But I was also disappointed that I had been lied to.
All I need is a good reason. I hadn’t found a good reason for doing this Santa Claus thing until this morning. My idea is that we should enjoy giving good gifts to people without a care for receiving acknowledgement. I also don’t like telling lies. So I am thinking about giving gifts from “Santa Impersonator”.
It would be nice if we could scale up a Santa Impersonator operation which connected people who want to give with people who have unmet wants and needs.
God bless Jehovah’s Witnesses!
Written by Gavin Palmer practicing a relationship with the Greatest Intentions