We came across someone yesterday who was trying desperately hard to keep their child believing in Santa. But imagine explaining to your child one day, "you know Santa, that omnipresent, omniscient rewarder of good? Yeah, he's not real. But Jesus is real. Keep believing in Him." Mixed message? It seems that this "innocent lie" can contribute to doubt about our Savior when they eventually are bombarded by an ungodly and unbelieving world that has trouble differentiating between Santa and Jesus.