If the arctic ice cap melts…

…where would Christians tell their children that Santa’s workshop is located?

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    • Alan says:

      Hey, you’re back! With one exception, you haven’t posted in a year and a half. I was about to ask if I could hear the further adventures of Karen any time soon, but looking at your user info, you’ve got another blog, and I’ve got a lot of archives to read.

      It’s good to hear from you!

    • muddernh says:

      I like that answer, I was going to come up with something similar. I also feel the need to quote “Seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing. Kids don’t need to see this place to know it exists, they just do.” or something to that effect.

  1. sorethumb says:

    The ice caps could have melted, and that won’t disturb the most extremist of world views. I mean, how many people still say “God created the world and it’s 8000 years old” when there’s “Proof” ?
    I mean, when the ice caps are melted, people’ll still say santa lives at the north pole.

    Under water, in some BOnd-like laboratory, I’m sure.

    • Alan says:

      You, sir, win the internet today.

      Alaskans have an answer for everything, don’t they?

      • We do try. Moose, Santa, being taken seriously on the national stage…

        North Pole was incorporated by a company hoping to build toys there; kids send their wish-lists, the company sends their parents back a quote, and then takes care of it.

        True story (didn’t happen; Alaska is a stupid place to manufacture toys).

        But it does have the world’s largest fiberglass Santa Claus.

  2. Anonymous says:

    They’ll figure it out

    I’m sure the myth will survive in one form or another. They’ll say it’s Norway, or Siberia. Or maybe they’ll still say it’s the North Pole. It’s not like parents are so bad at lying to their kids that the existence of the ice caps is what’ll stop them from propagating it.

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