Religion: Death to Santa Glaus

Through the streets of Dijon, France last week, two days before Christmas, paraded a troupe of boys & girls bearing an 8-ft. effigy of the French Santa Claus, Pére Noél. Before Dijon's cathedral the marchers halted, and one of their number stepped out and addressed the others: "What shall we do with Pére Noél?"

"Burn him at the stake!" piped the children.

They hung the straw-filled effigy on the cathedral fence and set it afire. Over the smoking embers they posted a notice: "This is not a sporting boast nor a publicity stunt, but a loud and strong protest against a lie which...

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