instilling "false" entities is just a component of human insecurity and apathy employed when accepting prior 'beliefs' and not making efforts towards evolving and/or acquiring more complete knowledge with a humble, open mind.
Each individual becoming a parent has the choice to make; as to teach these prior beliefs to their offspring or not. The path of least resistance is to carry it on through, and wait for 'society' to agree too subtle changes, i.e. St. Nick evolved into Santa Claus (thank you Marketing professionals, not)
A parent's duty is to teach their children how to gain insight and love their selves, leading to becoming secure enough to ask "why" and appropriately "why not." And be comfortable with deciding as individuals what to believe.
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