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Going to a christening

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norbury Oct 26, 2009. 25 Replies

I'm off to my neice's christening this Sunday. This may raise awkward questions about why my daughter, who's eight months older, hasn't been christened. Quite a few of my family are religious and…Continue

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Norbury replied to Norbury's discussion 'Going to a christening'
"No, we're not big on discussing religion in my family. Which is why I wasn't expecting awkward questions from them, but from others. As it turned out no-one ever brought it up. Ho hum."
Oct 26, 2009
Reggie replied to Norbury's discussion 'Going to a christening'
"Huh. Any reason given?"
Oct 26, 2009
Norbury replied to Norbury's discussion 'Going to a christening'
"Well that was interesting. My mum didn't go up either... It has been a while since I've been to a communion service with them, but I didn't expect that."
Oct 26, 2009
Norbury replied to Norbury's discussion 'Going to a christening'
"Which is why I'm easy with being a godfather. Yes, tomorrow now. Early start too, two hour drive to get there with a little almost-toddler, that bit might not be fun either. Ah well, alea jacta est, as Julius liked to say."
Oct 24, 2009
Norbury replied to Norbury's discussion 'Going to a christening'
"No, we're from the "other side" of Norn Iron. Which incidentally is one of the biggest reasons that I'm off religion. That's a whole other debate though! It's possible that my little one won't last the ceremony…"
Oct 24, 2009
Doug Reardon replied to Norbury's discussion 'Going to a christening'
"You know Dave: if you chew them up they bleed, and that takes care of the dry and dusty."
Oct 23, 2009
Reggie replied to Norbury's discussion 'Going to a christening'
"But, at least a godfather has a purpose that can exist without the religiosity. I wouldn't worry too much about some inconsistency when we live in a theist's society. So, is it this Sunday? Good luck!"
Oct 23, 2009
Reggie replied to Norbury's discussion 'Going to a christening'
"You'd think Jesus would have some taste. Salty, maybe? Steak?"
Oct 23, 2009
Norbury replied to Norbury's discussion 'Going to a christening'
"Yeah well, I'm a godfather twice over! I'm comfortable with my inconsistency. Way I look at it, I'm saving the kids from having a bible-basher as a godparent. I'll be man enough if someone got arsey about me being an atheist, but…"
Oct 23, 2009
a7 replied to Norbury's discussion 'Going to a christening'
"firstly, why have you decised to sing their folly, come on man, spine up. keep your mouth tightly shut and rejoice in the knowledge that you and your kid are free of the dogma. i have been tpo lots of these things in our friends and family circle…"
Oct 23, 2009

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Gradual growing disbelief in god becoming firmer over time.

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