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(Houston Press)   Teacher to 5-year-olds: There is no Santa Claus   (blogs.houstonpress.com) divider line 49
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2012-12-04 03:06:39 PM
7 votes:
cdn.motinetwork.net
2012-12-04 03:50:59 PM
6 votes:
Obligatory:

reverendogore.files.wordpress.com
2012-12-04 07:59:28 PM
5 votes:

ProfessorOhki: /ho-ho-hot


Son of a...
i47.tinypic.com
2012-12-04 04:05:44 PM
5 votes:
"IT'S THE EXPRESSION ON THEIR LITTLE FACES I LIKE, said the Hogfather.

"You mean sort of fear and awe and not knowing whether to laugh or cry or wet their pants?"

YES. NOW THAT IS WHAT I CALL BELIEF."
2012-12-04 07:26:49 PM
4 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com

You people are slow.
2012-12-04 08:34:45 PM
3 votes:

lewismarktwo: Kids are dumb, they need a reason not to set the cat on fire.


I told my children very early on to shout "FOR SCIENCE!" before they do anything that anybody would find questionable.
2012-12-04 07:54:24 PM
3 votes:
The mother said another parent told her that a second teacher assigned her students to draw two pictures on a piece of paper, one of something real, and the other of something imaginary. When the student started drawing Santa on the "real" side of the page, the teacher said Saint Nick belonged on the fake side.

Namby pamby hand-holding new-age nonsense. Let the girl finish her assignment, turn it in and give her the F for being 50% correct. That's how learning works; you have to let them make mistakes.
2012-12-04 04:17:32 PM
3 votes:
The kid learned a very valuable lesson: NEVER push your luck with a substitute kindergarten teacher. 
 
Those people are one secret shot of Popov vodka and a high-pitched kiddie scream away from full-on mass Kindercide!
2012-12-04 03:18:09 PM
3 votes:

vpb: [cdn.motinetwork.net image 640x494]


If you cropped out the table, it'd look like they were about to team up to fight crime.
2012-12-04 03:08:05 PM
3 votes:

naughtyrev: which draws core tenets from the "Akashic Records"


They produced some dope ass albums in the mid-90s.
2012-12-04 02:38:56 PM
3 votes:

ManateeGag: The My Little Pony Killer: I'm okay with teachers not encouraging lies like that.

I'm sure you'd be ok with an athiest teacher telling a christian student that there is no God too, right?


That's really the only reason the parents are upset. Because now they have to figure out how to explain why Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy are all made up bullshiat but Jesus is totally real.
2012-12-04 02:25:04 PM
3 votes:
FTFA: "Aven had previously attended a Waldorf school, where belief in fairies and other supernatural beings was nurtured."

Mmmm....cult-like school detected.
2012-12-04 02:23:59 PM
3 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: I'm okay with teachers not encouraging lies like that.


I'm okay with other people minding their own goddamn business.
2012-12-05 01:27:29 AM
2 votes:
What are you people talking about? Santa is real. Why wouldnt he be real? He brings presents every year, where do you figure they come from? Some magical box store that breaks into your house?
2012-12-04 08:17:02 PM
2 votes:
Is this the same teacher that tells the adoptees that those are not their real parents?
2012-12-04 08:03:03 PM
2 votes:

skinink: Because she is disrupting the school atmosphere, can she be fired under her teaching contract's sanity clause?


1.bp.blogspot.com
"You can't fool me, there ain't no Sanity Clause!"
2012-12-04 07:57:41 PM
2 votes:
A lie?

i0.kym-cdn.com
2012-12-04 07:54:37 PM
2 votes:

Krymson Tyde: The My Little Pony Killer: I'm okay with teachers not encouraging lies like that.

I'm okay with other people minding their own goddamn business.


That teacher has robbed those children of their childhoods.
2012-12-04 07:53:19 PM
2 votes:
Because she is disrupting the school atmosphere, can she be fired under her teaching contract's sanity clause?
2012-12-04 07:26:43 PM
2 votes:

maxalt: Maybe that teacher should find out what it is like to come down the chimney.


I tried that once, but got soot all over my weener and I'm pretty sure one of the neighbors was watching.
2012-12-05 09:44:59 AM
1 votes:

ferretman: Wow...there are a lot of sad, lonely assholes on Fark today.


One extra word.
2012-12-05 02:44:54 AM
1 votes:
Telling kids that Jesus is fake is awesome but telling kids that Santa isn't real is a dick move? Stay classy, atheists.

/trollface
2012-12-04 10:34:25 PM
1 votes:

UseLessHuman: Maybe if you didn't tell lies to your children you wouldn't have to use outrage and intimation on those that speak the truth.

Santa Claus is a gateway drug to Jesus. They need him and they know it, hence all the outrage at truth that threatens their next generation of junkie. It's a sick cycle of lies and abuse but what else is new?


derpface.com
2012-12-04 10:10:43 PM
1 votes:

Mugato: Krymson Tyde: They will learn many truths about the world soon enough. Let them be children and believe in childish things while they can.

Yeah, lie to your kids about Santa and when they turn 6 or so, "Psych! It's all bullshiat!". Great way to raise a kid.


holderbaum.educationextras.com
/What some farkers in here may look like
2012-12-04 10:09:11 PM
1 votes:
In Massachusetts, if you say "Christmas" in public school, people look at you like you lit an arab and a jew on fire at the same time.
2012-12-04 10:07:05 PM
1 votes:

Blue_Blazer: I have a 2yo. First time parent. Wife loves Christmas and Santa and stuff, whereas I really think it's a bunch of crap. I was having this conversation with my dad just the other day. He went on and on about how my sister and I loved the whole Santa thing, but how I figured it out. He starts in with the usual "oh what's the harm it's all in good fun." So I waited, and then I finally made my point:

When children figure out their parents have been lying to them their whole life, they ask themselves the next logical question:
If my parents have been lying to me about this, what ELSE have they been lying to me about?

Pretty sure my kid is gonna be that one that ruins Christmas for all the kids in his class, and I am going to get some nasty phone calls from the school and from other parents.


Nah, your kid will be the one who gets stabbed in kindergarten.
2012-12-04 09:33:10 PM
1 votes:
Deck the halls with lox and bagels

/channukah carol
2012-12-04 09:28:29 PM
1 votes:
You can be a douchebag all you want to adults, but leave the kids the fark alone.
i.imgur.com
2012-12-04 09:27:07 PM
1 votes:
The kids have become body count in the War on Christmas.
2012-12-04 09:21:48 PM
1 votes:

sendtodave: soupbone: encouraging the imagination and creativity of children

Young children learn from experience that stating an untruth can avoid punishment for misdeeds, before they develop the theory of mind necessary to understand why it works. In this stage of development, children will sometimes tell outrageous and unbelievable lies, because they lack the conceptual framework to judge whether a statement is believable, or even to understand the concept of believability.

When children first learn how lying works, they lack the moral understanding of when to refrain from doing it. This takes years of watching people tell lies, and the results of these lies, to develop a proper understanding. Propensity to lie varies greatly between children, some doing so habitually and others being habitually honest. Habits in this regard are likely to change in early adulthood. -- wikipedia

"Santa knows when you've been bad." - a lie
"I have been very good!" - another lie

Encouraging creativity!


Wikipedia Psych 101! Thanks for the child psychology lesson! Now I know why I come to Fark. To learn how to raise kids from the best and brightest in the world.
2012-12-04 09:19:46 PM
1 votes:

madgordy: ManateeGag: The My Little Pony Killer: I'm okay with teachers not encouraging lies like that.

I'm sure you'd be ok with an athiest teacher telling a christian student that there is no God too, right?

I am OK with this.

I also am OK with asking the kids to ask their partents to provide proof of the existance of any god.
I am also OK with asking the religious people who come to my door to provide any proof what so ever of a supernatural being, any being any proof.

the best any of them have done so far is , "I just have this feeling that there is." basically an emotional need for there to be gods.

ts4.mm.bing.net

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2012-12-04 09:12:32 PM
1 votes:

Indubitably: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Gunny Highway: The pictures are lies and your niece is a brain washed consumer, you evil fark!

Boy, you don't know the half of it! :)

Please don't use that word to start a sentence ever. Thank you.


Hey boy......

/is it any better when one ends a sentence with it?
//lighten up Francis
2012-12-04 09:00:44 PM
1 votes:

Blue_Blazer: Oh and the other point I made to the wife and to my dad: why the fark should I allow my kid to think some made-up being gave him all these sweet gifts. I'd much rather he know that he got these presents from Mom and Dad who love him, and that's just what people do this time of year.


I know. and the other day I had to smack my son's face when I caught him playing with Star Wars action figures, pretending like they were talking to each other and having adventures. "THOSE AREN'T REALLY PEOPLE!" I screamed at him. "THEY CAN'T HAVE ADVENTURES, THEY ARE JUST CHUNKS OF CHEAP PLASTIC, STUPID! GO TO YOUR ROOM UNTIL YOU LEARN TO NOT BE RETARDED!"

Me and you are keeping it real for our kidz, amirite? Fist bump.
2012-12-04 08:54:53 PM
1 votes:

sendtodave: Question for parents: Is it OK when your child lies to you? Makes up unbelievable falsehoods to justify their actions?


"Hey Dad! SURPRISE! I am planning you a surprise birthday party. It will be next Tuesday at 5:00PM in the park. old friends you havent see in years will be there and i got you that painting you have been searching for all these lomg years. See ya then."

*phone click*

'I wish I had thought that damn kid about lying'
2012-12-04 08:53:58 PM
1 votes:
dl.dropbox.com
2012-12-04 08:45:44 PM
1 votes:
Indubitably: I honestly can't tell what is real anymore.

I know this class you should take!
2012-12-04 08:38:37 PM
1 votes:

Blue_Blazer: I have a 2yo. First time parent. Wife loves Christmas and Santa and stuff, whereas I really think it's a bunch of crap. I was having this conversation with my dad just the other day. He went on and on about how my sister and I loved the whole Santa thing, but how I figured it out. He starts in with the usual "oh what's the harm it's all in good fun." So I waited, and then I finally made my point:

When children figure out their parents have been lying to them their whole life, they ask themselves the next logical question:
If my parents have been lying to me about this, what ELSE have they been lying to me about?

Pretty sure my kid is gonna be that one that ruins Christmas for all the kids in his class, and I am going to get some nasty phone calls from the school and from other parents.


Why are you still talking to you dad? He is a liar and did you a disservice all for his own selfish gain.
2012-12-04 08:38:33 PM
1 votes:
it's refreashing to hear people tell the truth for a change
to bad tommorrow alot of people will be saying, bless you, after someone sneezes and you will reply, thank you, for no farking reason
2012-12-04 08:33:52 PM
1 votes:
The My Little Pony Killer:

The lie is that God does not exist and that atheists are not religious. You have faith that God is not real. You certainly cannot prove it. You are a sad, angry person who wants to push your beliefs on others while you pretend to be the opposite. You are pathetic.

/Troll - 3/10

You cannot prove that Thor doesn't exist. Ditto Zeus. Ditto for The Flying Spaghetti Monster, Allah, Atlantis, the Loch Ness Monster, Vampires, Ghosts, Dragons, that Elvis is still alive, Aliens, and an infinite set of other gods, demons, angels, etc.

Your logic is retarded and broken. Most people here know that you can't prove a negative.

If half the kids in the class learn from this to recognize the difference between verifiable or plausible reality and imagination - and that most adults are liars - then the teacher should be given a teacher of the decade award.
2012-12-04 08:02:17 PM
1 votes:
I'm a (relatively theologically conservative) pastor, and part time troll on fark (part time enough that nobody recognizes me, but i've been here a LONG TIME), imitating idiot conservatives to vent my frustration about them.

Anyway, my favorite thing to tell members of my church who think that it's adorable to tell kids about Santa is that many people point to their disillusionment about Santa as the first step in their turning away from God, and that by telling them lies about Santa Claus, you demonstrate that you care more about your own amusement than the spiritual destiny of your child.
2012-12-04 07:59:24 PM
1 votes:
I never believed in Santa Claus. When I was four I told the other kids he wasn't real. The adults were mortified. It seems I was born to piss on your fantasies.
2012-12-04 07:55:57 PM
1 votes:
The mom emailed a complaint to the principal, who told he that she has reprimanded the teacher and given her the "tools to deal with this situation" in the future.

They read the e-mail out loud in the breakroom, all of them had a good laugh at the asshat parent and the principal then told her what she wanted to hear and got back to more important things.
2012-12-04 07:55:23 PM
1 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: ManateeGag: The My Little Pony Killer: I'm okay with teachers not encouraging lies like that.

I'm sure you'd be ok with an athiest teacher telling a christian student that there is no God too, right?

As I said, I'm okay with teachers not encouraging lies...


The lie is that God does not exist and that atheists are not religious. You have faith that God is not real. You certainly cannot prove it. You are a sad, angry person who wants to push your beliefs on others while you pretend to be the opposite. You are pathetic.
2012-12-04 06:14:00 PM
1 votes:

stpauler: Not so at her new school, where the teacher reportedly has a partner-in-grinchiness.

I hate that misuse of the term. I've been called a Grinch or a Scrooge before and it's utter bullshiat. They ended up having a change of heart.


You tell yourself you're not that kind but you don't even know your mind
Even you could have a change of heart
Don't lose that number You don't wanna call nobody else
Send it off in a letter to yourself, It's the only one you own
You might use it if you feel better when you get home
2012-12-04 06:00:36 PM
1 votes:
Not so at her new school, where the teacher reportedly has a partner-in-grinchiness.

I hate that misuse of the term. I've been called a Grinch or a Scrooge before and it's utter bullshiat. They ended up having a change of heart.
2012-12-04 04:17:51 PM
1 votes:
Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. - Voltaire

Gotta get 'em while they're young. That way, reasons for waging war seem much more believable.
2012-12-04 03:56:30 PM
1 votes:
Reality belongs in education. Fantasy belongs in religion.
2012-12-04 02:42:52 PM
1 votes:
Maybe that teacher should find out what it is like to come down the chimney.
2012-12-04 02:35:30 PM
1 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: I'm okay with teachers not encouraging lies like that.


I'm sure you'd be ok with an athiest teacher telling a christian student that there is no God too, right?
 
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