Should We Tell Our Children Stories of Imaginary Figures?

I recently saw a social media post where someone said, “We don’t do Santa. We don’t want to lie to our kids about an imaginary old man.” As much as some find it disturbing to tell such “imaginary” stories, I find it just as worrying with (self-righteous?) statements of this nature.

When people say they don’t tell stories of imaginary figures, I want to ask them if they know of and tell the story of Saint Nicholas of Myra. My guess is that they probably don’t know much of Nicholas’s story and the great works done by him in the name of Christ. And I find this problematic when it comes to those protesting an “imaginary old man”.

What’s my point?

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