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Do you still believe in Santa?

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 2:21pm

ImTheMostManlyMan

ImTheMostManlyMan

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Oh Stig, you're so gullible. I am well informed and know that this goes into great detail as to what happened to Santa.

 

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 2:25pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,667 posts

Knight

black peter a slave?
because he is black and nicholas is white?

The racial implications are there and is the reason why Black Peter was dropped in some later incarnations. Though I'm not sure that was the original reasoning behind making the character a slave.

black peter is black because he go's through the chimney. under the black they are white like everyone els. they are children that nicholas toke away to spain because they are naughty.

Yes some incarnations have Black Peter only black because of being covered in soot. There are however other incarnations where he appearance is that of a moor. Modern takes on the charater is often portrayed as a blackface, something considered racist and taboo in the US and Britain.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a7/Zwartepiet.png/399px-Zwartepiet.png

 

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 3:49pm

thepunisher93

thepunisher93

1,858 posts

Yes, I do believe satan exists

 

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 6:59pm

goumas13

goumas13

4,486 posts

Yes, I do believe satan exists

Santa not Satan. You know, the guy that allegedly brings gifts to the homes of the good children on Christmas Eve? Ho ho ho?

Anyhoo, personally, I never believed in Santa Claus growing up. So ... yeah.

 

Posted Dec 28, '12 at 8:49pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,667 posts

Knight

Santa not Satan. You know, the guy that allegedly brings gifts to the homes of the good children on Christmas Eve? Ho ho ho?

Some actually believe Santa is Satan because of this anagram.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/469841_10151178665766872_1894532587_o.jpg

 

Posted Dec 29, '12 at 1:37am

poringslasher

poringslasher

40 posts

well, giving gifts anonymously is something that believing in Santa does.
it's is part of worldwide tradition, most of us have grown believing in Santa which makes Christmas really fun especially for the kids. Makes us feel the "magic".

 

Posted Dec 29, '12 at 2:14am

thepunisher93

thepunisher93

1,858 posts

Santa not Satan. You know, the guy that allegedly brings gifts to the homes of the good children on Christmas Eve? Ho ho ho?

Anyhoo, personally, I never believed in Santa Claus growing up. So ... yeah.

I read it wrong sorry.
any how, I never believed in santa.

 

Posted Dec 29, '12 at 1:40pm

HillOfOak

HillOfOak

10 posts

I never believed in Santa, not even as a child. I remember getting in trouble in 2nd grade for telling the other kids that Santa didn't exist. Oh well. I prefer the Roman origins of the whole holiday anyways, wine and orgies.

 

Posted Dec 29, '12 at 2:05pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,853 posts

Knight

Bah, humbugs all of you.

 

Posted Dec 29, '12 at 8:52pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,090 posts

The racial implications are there and is the reason why Black Peter was dropped in some later incarnations. Though I'm not sure that was the original reasoning behind making the character a slave.

the racial implications are still a hot debate by foreigners that do not understand the tradition rightly.
in the book of 1945, black peter was also not a slave.
he was the servant of saint nicholas. much like how "passepartout " was the servant of "phileas fogg" in the noval "around the world in eighty days"
more a helper then a slave actually.

There are however other incarnations where he appearance is that of a moor. Modern takes on the charater is often portrayed as a blackface, something considered racist and taboo in the US and Britain.

the picture you posted is about this type?
if so then it just shows me again that the foreigners do not understand the tradition. this black peter is the one whit the story of the chimney.

Bah, humbugs all of you.

 
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