With Christmas around the corner this might be a good time to look at some of the strangest conspiracies about the Holiday season… from flesh-filled mince pies, to Satan through to an intergalactic war… we have it all. Why don’t you check out our four “top” Christmas conspiracies… Just try not to laugh too hard. We don’t want you choking on that mince pie!
Have A Mince Pie. It’s Fleshly Baked
There’s a conspiracy out there that says that the humble mince pie was invented by a group of cannibals in the 16th century, who decided to make little Christmas pies with fruit, spices and minced meat – diced pieces of flesh from their human victims. Mince pies today no longer contain meat to distance this Christmas tradition from its bloody origins.
The Christmas War…
Atheists and non-Christians, and corporations and governments trying to appease atheists and non-Christians, are conspiring to take the ‘Christ’ out of Christmas, to secularize what is really a Christian celebration. All in the name of political correctness. What do you think?
Santa Claus Actually…
There are those who believe Santa is Satan in disguise. Apparently because Santa dresses in Satan’s favorite color. He has supernatural powers. He flies around the world on the night before Jesus’ birthday. And most obviously, the letters in his name can be rearranged to spell ‘Satan’. This is one of the craziest conspiracy theories… but is there any truth in it?
The Hungry Life of the Former Mr Claus
Apparently, Santa wasn’t always the kind and generous figure we know today. In fact, he used to be a monster/demon who would slither down chimneys and kill and eat children, or stuff them into a sack to eat later. He only changed his ways when a holy man caught up to him and forced him to make amends by visiting each house and delivering gifts to the children instead. The holy man made the demon do this every year. In time, the demon recruited elves to help him carry out his annual gift-giving and he became Santa Claus. Really?
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