Justin Bieber and Santa Claus
Posted: 19 December 2011 07:12 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I thought this story contained more than a little irony, or perhaps egregious doublethink?

“My mom always told me there wasn’t a Santa,” Bieber said in a new interview…“This was her logic: She thought if I grew up knowing about Santa then finding out he wasn’t real, that it would be like she was lying to me. And then when she told me about God, I maybe wouldn’t believe her,” he explained. “So she just wanted to be straight-up and honest with me all the time.”

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Posted: 19 December 2011 08:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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smirk  It is a little confusing, but he’s adorable and rich so he doesn’t have to show much cognitive ability to get by.

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Posted: 20 December 2011 02:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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mckenzievmd - 19 December 2011 07:12 PM

I thought this story contained more than a little irony, or perhaps egregious doublethink?

“My mom always told me there wasn’t a Santa,” Bieber said in a new interview…“This was her logic: She thought if I grew up knowing about Santa then finding out he wasn’t real, that it would be like she was lying to me. And then when she told me about God, I maybe wouldn’t believe her,” he explained. “So she just wanted to be straight-up and honest with me all the time.”

Irony, yes, but I agree with the mom’s underlying logic.  (She wanted him to wind up believing in God, and he, apparently does.)

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