Dear Sovereign Redeemer and other friends,
I obviously decided to end the year on a light-hearted note. Unless you’re Santa. Or a Jehovah’s Witness.
The technical answer is “no” – Santa Claus did not slap a Jehovah’s Witness at Nicea. HOWEVER, the forerunner and supposed inspiration for the modern day myth that is Santa, Nicholas of Myra, is said to have slapped that heretic of heretics and forerunner of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Arius, during the Council of Nicea. Right there in front of Constantine. To the shock and amazement of everyone present. Seems he just couldn’t take another second of the doctrine of the Trinity being perverted and the deity of Christ impugned. Seems downright in tune with the holiday, if you ask me.
Anyway, if you want more (and better) thoughts about Santa, here are some options:
– And finally, if you just want a good ‘ole belly-laugh: “Slappy Holiday”
There. Don’t say I never gave you anything.