No, but I think they're more focused on the manipulation and hypocrisy with other beliefs being put down. I mean we hear about cults all the time but how do they compare to your religion? Is it different? Is it "one of the good ones"? People put down people that have different faiths but never scrutinise their own. In Santa, sure it's a manufactured lie to repel pagan holidays and sell things but you only dismiss because you're aware it's not true. How do you know what you have faith in is true? Kids have faith in Santa until they're proven wrong but having a belief where they can't prove you wrong, either by the complexity of your " evidence" it beliefs or the changing if definitions of your belief sound just like you're choosing to deluxe yourself. People mainly become Muslims, Christians, Jews through indoctrination as a child where they don't know better. It's the same way you get them to believe in Santa.