Today I participated in the baptism of my two 'god'children. Their mother knows I am atheist, but I agreed to take part in the ceremony for the sake of her father, who is expected to pass away within days. It was a catholic/episcopalian ceremony, performed by the chaplain at the grandfather's hospice center. It was very awkward for me and my wife, but we played along and kept up appearances. Although I would have preferred to stand up for my own beliefs, I do not have any heartburn over giving the grandfather some peace of mind before his passing. Not necessarily peace of mind that the boys will be "saved" per se, but in that there are other people in the world who have their best interests in mind.