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Baptism/Christening for my baby

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek DeMarco Apr 21, 2011. 17 Replies

I am an atheist from a Catholic background with a 'mostly' lapsed Catholic husband and two small kids. I will follow my Catholic roots first and make a confession... on the birth of my firstborn…Continue

 

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Peter replied to Kim's discussion 'Baptism/Christening for my baby'
"I agree with Kenneth. I think if you let your children know that they have a choice on the matter of religion (which already destroys 9/10ths of indoctrination because that's pretty much what indoctrination is all about, it's more about…"
Apr 21, 2011
Kim replied to Kim's discussion 'Baptism/Christening for my baby'
"Yup, think I am just going to keep on with the delaying tactic as I have been.   With any luck the economic crisis will mean that my Mum doesn't have a spare $300 lying around to bribe the priest this time round!"
Apr 13, 2011
Kim commented on Amber Cantrell's blog post 'Marriage is For Who?'
"There are plenty of reasons for getting married that have nothing at all to do with god!   My husband and I got married because:   We were in love! And wanted a symbolic gesture of our love and commitment to each other, both for ourselves…"
Apr 13, 2011
Atheist Mama replied to Kim's discussion 'Baptism/Christening for my baby'
"My apologies; I don't know why I was reading that it was your mother-in-law. Having severed all ties and communication with my own mother, I guess I'm not the most reliable judge for how others should handle theirs! To me, that really…"
Apr 13, 2011
Kim replied to Kim's discussion 'Baptism/Christening for my baby'
"I have tried broaching this subject on several occasions in a non-confrontational way with my husband, trying to determine his real motives for wanting the baptism. He has long ago stopped talking religion with me as he finds it uncomfortable, but…"
Apr 13, 2011
James replied to Kim's discussion 'Baptism/Christening for my baby'
"I would like to add that I do NOT think you are making something out of nothing. While the vow and ceremony is empty to us, that doesn't mean we should just let the religious have it all their way. Should we allow mandatory prayer in public…"
Apr 12, 2011
Atheist Mama replied to Kim's discussion 'Baptism/Christening for my baby'
"I say don't do it. Heck, if your husband's family wants to hold to tradition, then *traditionally* a child takes his mother's religion. In your case, none! Of course that's not likely to go over very well, but it's a funny…"
Apr 12, 2011
Kim replied to Kim's discussion 'Baptism/Christening for my baby'
"The question is not whether or not I can but whether I should.  Certainly I am physically capable of lying through my teeth to a priest if I have to, after all it wouldn't be the first time!   And yes, I suppose this is more about me…"
Apr 12, 2011
Kirk Holden replied to Kim's discussion 'Baptism/Christening for my baby'
"You got together with the family for a party. That is pretty far from stomach cramps or the dry heaves. I think you will manage to be happy after the terror of the moment is past."
Apr 12, 2011
Kenneth Montville D.D. replied to Kim's discussion 'Baptism/Christening for my baby'
"I still think you are making a mountain out of a mole hill. On top of that, you are taking something which should be more centred around your child and making it about yourself. If the time came to explain why you allowed the child to be baptized…"
Apr 12, 2011
Kim replied to Kim's discussion 'Baptism/Christening for my baby'
"In my head a vow is a vow, even if it is made to my husband's imaginary friend.  I was baptised and recieved first communion like all the rest of my family, by the age of confirmation I already had enough doubt to drop out of confirmation…"
Apr 12, 2011
Kenneth Montville D.D. replied to Kim's discussion 'Baptism/Christening for my baby'
"But the vows are just as meaningless as the baptism itself. You're not signing a legal document saying that you must do X, Y and Z otherwise you go to jail. It is otherwise you will face God's wrath, which as an atheist you shouldn't…"
Apr 12, 2011
Kim replied to Kim's discussion 'Baptism/Christening for my baby'
"Well this was part on my thinking the first time round, it's a meaningless ceremony for me, and for the baby of course since he or she doesnt have a clue what is going on.  Also on the plus side you get 'Godparents' of your…"
Apr 12, 2011
Kenneth Montville D.D. replied to Kim's discussion 'Baptism/Christening for my baby'
"It is funny how much people make out of something to insignificant. If your family is being pushy and wants to sprinkle magic water and oil on your baby's head then let them. It does nothing in the long run, your children's view on…"
Apr 12, 2011
Kim replied to Skycomet the Fallen Angel's discussion '"Mommy... what's God?"'
"Wow!  Were you listening in at my dinner table last night?"
Apr 12, 2011
Kim replied to Kim's discussion 'Baptism/Christening for my baby'
"Thanks for your reply! My husband is pushing for a baptism, but not, I suspect,  out of any real religious convictions, more that he feels pressure to do the 'right'thing in terms of our society, our family, and our community. …"
Apr 12, 2011

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