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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 10:51 AM
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2. Hi, BensMom.
When I was a fundy, baptism was a big thing, but in our church you had to choose to be baptised, so it wasn't a baby thing.

It sounds to me like this is something for the parents. You love the mom & dad, but don't share their beliefs... that doesn't mean you're a hypocrite if you go to the ceremony. Also, going to the ceremony doesn't mean you buy into what it means to them.

Forgive me for drawing this analogy, but maybe you could look at it like going to a funeral. No, not that it means death to anyone! But funerals make me quite uneasy, but I go because I love the family.

Just my two cents. Good luck on your decision. :hug:
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  -I am invited to a Baptism BensMom  Apr-23-05 10:46 AM   #0 
  - What denomination? eom  donco6   Apr-23-05 10:47 AM   #1 
  - Hi, BensMom.  bertha katzenengel   Apr-23-05 10:51 AM   #2 
  - It is to absolve the child of "original sin". Whatever the hell that is?  NNN0LHI   Apr-23-05 10:55 AM   #3 
  - The sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden  Roland99   Apr-23-05 11:43 AM   #9 
     - I was taught in my Catechism classes that it had more to do...  NNN0LHI   Apr-23-05 12:37 PM   #12 
  - Are you standing up as a godparent?  LostinVA   Apr-23-05 10:57 AM   #4 
  - I think it's catholic  BensMom   Apr-23-05 11:04 AM   #5 
  - Smile & nod--  Doohickie   Apr-23-05 01:07 PM   #14 
  - what to do?  Lilyhoney   Apr-23-05 11:16 AM   #6 
  - You "choose" to be confirmed at such a young age  Warpy   Apr-23-05 11:32 AM   #7 
  - I was lucky  Lilyhoney   Apr-23-05 12:15 PM   #10 
  - In many dioceses, the kids are older now at confirmation than we  LostinVA   Apr-23-05 01:39 PM   #15 
  - It isn't just a "Catholic thing".  WillowTree   Apr-23-05 11:40 AM   #8 
  - That would suck.  Gyre   Apr-23-05 12:29 PM   #11 
  - Answers to your 5 Questions:  elehhhhna   Apr-23-05 01:01 PM   #13 
  - I'm an atheist more or less  sharonking21   Apr-23-05 01:50 PM   #16 
  - I really like your post. Well said. Very well expressed.  Kerrytravelers   Apr-23-05 01:59 PM   #18 
     - Thank you, Kerrytravelers  sharonking21   Apr-23-05 05:42 PM   #19 
  - If they know how you feel about religion, your politics, and you get along  Kerrytravelers   Apr-23-05 01:58 PM   #17 
  - Unless you have been asked to be a godparent, all you have to do  Lydia Leftcoast   Apr-23-05 05:49 PM   #20 

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