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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysOther - Holidays · 9 years ago

is santa claus really real?

hi i always has wondered if santa claus is really real! i dont know but do you guys?

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  • R W
    Lv 4
    9 years ago
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    DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.

    "Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.

    "Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.'

    "Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?

    "VIRGINIA O'HANLON.

    "115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET."

    VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except [what] they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

    Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

    Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

    You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

    No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    ••• Yes, Santa Claus is 100% real... as real as you and me. •••

    About 60% of the people you meet will say he does not exist.

    About 40% of the people you meet will say he does exist.

    Now, those 60% of people clearly don't believe. Perhaps the crazy thought of his existence is too magical and make-believe, and to them, it is clear and quite obvious that such a man cannot exist. Or, as they grew up, their parents did not believe in Old Saint Nick and that doubt of his existence spread right down to those other 60% of people.

    Now, for the 40%. All I can say is that people say "yes". And sometimes they have sightings and evidence to back it up. It's as simple as that.

    But you may notice that the ratio is not 50/50. More people don't believe, and this number of individuals grow each year.

    Now, I will admit that the idea of Santa Claus seems made-up or even childish. Even the fact that mathematically in order to reach all believer's homes he must enter 1,178 homes per second is a bit astonishing. But I'm not saying he is not real. Honestly, I am not sure if he truly does still exist or not. For me, there's a 75% chance that he does not exist, but there's still 25% percent left for the thought of accepting his existence. And I'm not going to stop believing until the non-real percentage reaches 100%, which I think will never happen.

    It is a fact that this man DID exist long ago, and did give poor children presents.But does he still exist and do this today? How can he?

    As a child, do you think your parents would sneak out and buy you all of those presents even if they couldn't afford them? Well, only if they (or you) didn't believe. In many families, Santa brings gifts to the parents as well. It's just very rare as parents, having a mind that thinks logically, do not often believe in a man like this.

    If someone says there is no Santa, he or she clearly does not believe. And what happens when you don't believe? He does not come to your house. There. A perfect set-up for someone to be sure that he does not exist. But if you don't believe, you will actually never know if he really does exist. If you do believe, he will come, but you may never have pure evidence that it was actually him, not your parents. However, people have said that they have even heard hoofs on the roof while in the same room as their sleeping parents. Also, food left for the reindeer is often thrashed about the yard like a true animal had eaten it. Sometimes children receive a mountain-load of gifts that their parents could not afford. There are even sightings of Santa, usually in the sky. Men from the air force have confirmed this. Yet other people always think that they are lying!

    When you don't believe, your percentage of likely-hood of his existence immediately drops to a 0%, where if you do believe, it should be between a 100% to 1%. Remember, you still believe until you reach a 0%.

    So my advice to you is to really do what you want. If you want him to be real, believe. If you don't, don't believe. Ignore anyone who tells you what they believe, because what they say is not fact... it is opinion. As we get older, we tend to loose faith in his existence, and eventually our default answer to whether he exists or not will be "no". This is shown in any TV show or Movie that denies Santa Claus's existence. If you search Santa up on Wikipedia or in the Dictionary it will most likely say he does not exist because both of those sources are logically driven. (By the way, children finding other's opinions in trustworthy sources like the internet or dictionary is one of the most common ways for a child to stop believing in Santa Claus).

    The real answer of whether he exists or not will still be present, but I think we will never truly know it. No one will ever have 100% accurate evidence that he does not exist, but then again, it is rather unlikely that someone will be able to find 100% accurate evidence that he DOES exist. It's a tricky concept to wrap your mind around, but if you think about it for a while, it will always come back to the same answer: We will never know.

    So, that is why I tell you to believe what you want. Do what you think is right. I believe in Santa Claus, and guess what: he HAS come. There; proof from a believer. And how likely is it that a non-beleiever will believe the believer? Well, the non-believer can't see Santa for evidence, so the believer in this scenario would be a little stuck getting the non-believer to believe, don't you think? Unfortunately, that's how our life is working now. It's much easier to get people not to believe than to get them TO believe.

    So, here's what's going to happen: If you don't believe, he won't come. If you do, well, we will see what happens. We will see what happens...

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Yes, but hes not what you think.

    He was a real man that gave presents out to children, but not world wide.

    Only in holland, and his name wasn't Santa Claus.

    :)

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    DO YOU REALLY THINK THE CHRISTMAS TRADITION WOULD GO ON THIS LONG IF HE WAS FAKE!!!?????? ANYWAY, HE IS REAL BUT IF YOU DONT BELIEVE HE WILL NO LONGER COME. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT SAYS THEY "SAW" THEIR PARENTS PUT PRESENTS UNDER TH TREE, THATS BECAUSE THEIR PARENTS DONT BELIEVE AND SANTA NEVER CAME FOR THEM! DUHHHHH!!!!!!! HE IS REAL AND I HOPE YOU BELIEVE.IF YOU DONT ITS GONNA B A SAD CHRISTMAS WITHOUT SANTA <3

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  • 9 years ago

    He was real, a famous guy who handed gifts to poor households a long time ago, I can't remember details though, and he wasn't called Santa Clause or Father Christmas

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  • 9 years ago

    Santa was invented by Coca Cola

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Yes his real. But make sure you sleep tonight or he wont come. Don't listen to the other answers there just being mean and messing with you.

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  • 9 years ago

    He is real, if you believe in him. However, I think that he was based off of St. Nick.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    He's real as long as you believe.

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  • 9 years ago

    No. he was a saint though if you believe in god

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