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!

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

I like it. Did you submit it to

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!

Comment by Warren on April 16, 2013 at 12:30pm

How is this different or better than any other pagan ritual?

Comment by Suzanne Olson-Hyde on April 16, 2013 at 9:59pm
If a baby died before being baptized, it went to Limbo. Not 'official; doctrine any more as it once was, but told to parents just the same. The baby didn't get rid of it's original sin before dying.

There isn't any reference to limbo in the bible. It was a way to keep people in the fold, again by fear.


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