10 months ago
Last edited at 7:22PM on 2/24/2013
At 6 years old or less, it's fairly common to believe that just maybe, magical creatures might actually exist (and how exciting that would be!). There's Santa Claus, or the Tooth Fairy, or the Easter Bunny, or Linus's Great Pumpkin, an all powerful Sky Dad... But as the child gets older than that, magical beliefs tend to fall one by one, until (mostly just in America) the last one that remains is the most profitable for those in power: faith in God.
For the enlightened, that one eventually falls away too.