A very old friend of mine asked me to be one of the godparents to her newborn. As an atheist I don't support or believe in baptisms, and I'm actually against them. My friend knows this, but she insists. Should I obliged just for the sake of friendship, or should I simply say no?

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Comment by Unseen on December 4, 2011 at 5:37pm

You're treating the baptism of her baby as if that part of it is any of your business. As for being asked to be a godparent, ignore the "god" part of the word and be proud of the fact that she thinks you're the one who'd do the best job of bringing up her child.

Comment by Danny Sanchez on December 4, 2011 at 5:54pm

I have baptized two children and probably another soon. I just go through the motions of the catholic mumbo jumbo to get to the part that comes with the fun(and responsibility) of being a "Padrino"(Godfather in spanish) My goddaughter and and godson are awesome they are my little buddies(or were my little buddies they have grown up to be teenagers now) and they come to me for advice and tell me things they wouldn't tell their parents. They light up my life and are probably the closest thing I will ever have to my own children. When I die they get everything I own. I consider it an honor to have been given the gift of sharing the lives of these two young persons.


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