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posted by Lacy(R), WA, 03.18.2008

I think it's more about how it's presented.

Again, when teaching the children we take what the world has given us and twist it to glorify God. With the Easter eggs my theme is "We were once lost, but now we're found." And we always tell the story about the true meaning of why Eastser is celebrated. As the kids grow older they will understand more... right now they are so young and to take such a big part of childhood away from them I don't think is right. I know as a child I looked forward to Easter and Christmas.

My parents -never- told me santa gave me presents or anything like that. And even today.... presents under the tree could be seen as pagan celebrations, or you can turn that back into a messege about Christ. I teach my children that we give gifts just as God gave us the ultimate gift... the birth of His only Son. And that when Jesus was born others gave him presents too.

I don't think the children would understand if they missed out on all those traditional activites. They would hear all their friends talk about all the candy and things they got and how much fun they had... while they sat back and had no fun.

I don't think it's a real big deal unless messeges are being too mixed and they think Easter is not about Jesus but about a bunny. And that Christmas is not about the birth of Christ, but getting presents from Santa. Otherwise, I think it's relatively harmless fun that can be twisted back in God's favor. :-)

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