Baptism

My Anglican brother-in-law just posted pictures of his son's baptism on Facebook, and this was my first thought. I didn't want to start anything by writing a snarky comment, so I made this meme out of one of his pics instead. Enjoy!

Comment by Stutz on January 16, 2013 at 1:46am

I like it. Did you submit it to atheistmemebase.com?

Comment by Gallup's Mirror on January 16, 2013 at 4:25am

B A P T I S M

If you think that's uncomfortable, wait till the circumcision! 

Comment by archaeopteryx on January 16, 2013 at 11:27am

My favorite game! Bobbing for Babies!

Comment by Ray R. on January 16, 2013 at 3:00pm
Even as fiction , these primitive beliefs and rituals defy all logic and reason .
Comment by Dale Headley on January 16, 2013 at 4:22pm

There was one good thing that came out of the Great Depression - for me, at least.  My Presbyterian parents were so desperately trying to cope with the economic morass that they neglected to have me either baptized or circumcised when I was an infant.  By the time they got around to wanting me to avail myself of the opportunity to get dunked in water and have my penis assaulted, I was enough of an individual to say - loudly - NO!!!   

Comment by Sarah Jane Hall on January 16, 2013 at 11:12pm

LOL Dale!

Comment by Suzanne Olson-Hyde on January 17, 2013 at 4:02am
There are many despicable things about the catholic church, this one is called Limbo, when a child dies before being baptized, and therefore still having original sin, and will never be redeemed.

A church going, kneeling with the rosary, woman, had a still born baby, was told by the priest that she had known all her life, said 'sorry, your baby will be in limbo, and will never see god.' She became an atheist on the spot, told the priest he was evil, his religion was evil, how can a baby be born with sin anyway, and then, not be eligible to go to heaven.

There are some priests who deny limbo, and others preach it, it is up to their personal preference. The catholic church wonders why they are losing so many people.
Comment by onyango makagutu on January 17, 2013 at 6:04am

Suzanne, last I heard Pope Ratzinger abolished Limbo or something to that effect making all those who were thought to be in limbo homeless or do we say spaceless

Comment by Suzanne Olson-Hyde on January 17, 2013 at 6:25am
Haha, yep, probably. I think it is probably the old priests etc, who still talk about limbo, they would have been bought up with this concept. They haven't caught up yet, as with this woman who said "Push Off."
Comment by Doug Reardon on January 18, 2013 at 12:23am

Just simmer your baby until tender, add herbs and spices, and va la, dinner!

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