Santa has grown into being the father-figure for celebrating Christmas without offending people of other faiths/no faiths.
He’s the jolly diversion for not talking about the elephant in the room.
If Santa shows up at a school, there will be no lawsuits. God forbid that a kid would bring the baby Jesus up the aisle at a school play.
When Santa uncorks the wine at an office party, everybody slaps him on the back.
And now we have Santas running up to the front of the church during Sunday services getting his peeps in the pews to shout “Ho, Ho, Ho” instead of “Holy, Holy, Holy.” Two letters can make a big difference.
And it’s just those nuances compounded by a two hundred years’ acceleration of ignorance and greed that make Santa fly…and he's safe, to boot.
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: A sled goes faster and faster down a well-padded slippery slope.
My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins. James 5:19,20