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Thread #54983   Message #854251
Posted By: wilco
27-Dec-02 - 06:02 PM
Thread Name: Pagan thoughts on 'Santa Claus'
Subject: RE: Pagan thoughts on 'Santa Claus'
I wonder if "folklore" is the name we give "popular culture" of times past. Its intersting to follow the transformation of non-religious personages and festivals into (respectively) religious/cultural icons or religious liturgical occasions.
    In five hundred years, some semi-pedantic sorts like us will be wondering where exactly Santa Claus became a ceature called Uncle Homer Simpson. Dahhhhh!!!!!