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At the ages of 5-10 the majority of children in Western culture believe in two illogical daft categories of ideas/concepts.
Category 1 - A personal God.
Category 2 - Santa / Tooth Fairy / Easter Bunny / etc.

Yet, by the age of 11-12, nearly all children have independently worked out, using their own developing intellect,
that everything in category 2 above, just doesn't make sense and they cease to be believers.

Both categories defy logical reasoning.
More proof for the existence of Santa is provided than for the existence of God.

So how come belief in category 1 persists into adulthood?

(Edit: Somehow, this is a 500 point question!)
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