Anyone here baptized?

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    I was recently asked to become the godparent a friend's kid

    I guess there is a baptism involved.. I was raised Catholic but I don't practice, not really a religions person and think I might burst into flames if I walk into a church

    anyone here been down that road?
     
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    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    I was baptized. No biggie. They put the baby in a dress, drag him/her to a church and perform Chinese water torture on the baby for five seconds.

    Then everyone goes out to eat.

    The whole "god father / god mother" thing is in name-only. It has no binding in law.

    One thing, though. 90% of the time, those who choose friends as god parents almost always end up not having a relationship with the person 10 years down the road. If the person choosing you as god parent is not a family member, do them a favor and remind them of this and ask them if they're sure they want a non-family person in the role.
     
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    I'd go to church if you're still living in that haunted house.
     
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    Anfkid Blue Banner Mafia Staff Member

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    u should practice by jumping in your neighbors pool in a white dress.
     
  5. Justin

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    You're not going to have to dunk the kid in the holy water or anything.

    Typically, you will go in front of the church. The priest/pastor holds the baby, says some rites, you read some rites off a paper saying something along the lines of you will teach the child to live a holy life if their parents pass, and that's it for your involvement.

    By the way, this thread is going to go downhill, real quick.
     
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    I was baptized as a baby and confirmed as a teen because my parents made me. Now religion / churches have no place in my life. Still baptized the kids in case they choose to have religion in their lives but I would say there is a small chance of that given they have no exposure to it whatsoever.

    Being a godparent can mean more than the religious part, it's just a way to show that you will be close to the kid. Unless the parents are hard core bible thumpers and expect you to toe the line, go for it.
     
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    chapped Well-Known Member

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    best post ever

    :artiejj:
     
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    boomer1976 Well-Known Member VIP

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    What the fuck is up with that AV?

    And that right there is some good advice. I guess all that semen hasn't warped your brain too much. Goo fo you.
     
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    A godparent is supposed to remain in the child's life and assist the parents in raising the child to be a member of the Catholic Church. These days, people just look at godparents as potential Christmas and Birthday gift machines.
     
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    slab0meat negative creep

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    I was.
     
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    Keep the kid away from the pedophile priest. :grad:
     
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    agreed. almost my exact situation.

    I am godmother to my sister's kid, and her husband and I always joke around that the church walls will come tumbling down when I step inside. But i did it, and would raise her catholic, if need be.
     
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    Baptized, received 1st communion b4 I had classes, at my sisters wedding. Wasted all that time going through the ceremony when it wasn't needed. Never started confirmation as it was fully my choice at that point.

    Godparent swears to assume the religious teachings if the child's parents are killed/incarcerated.
     
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    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    Oh, PappYawn was treading water so I suggested she drown me and use my lifeless, bloated body as a flotation device.

    It's a whole friend thing.
     
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    I forgot to answer the question. Baptized but not confirmed. Now am a full-blown atheist.
     
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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    I was born Catholic, but that's about the extent of my participation. I still like going to a Catholic church now and then, there's definitely something otherworldly about the experience in the older buildings. I'd say just go and enjoy the show, but avoid the Holy Water. It burns.
     
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    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    My sister past me over for one her "friends." More than 15 years later, she has no idea where that dude is.

    Fuck her. Make me carry the fucking fruit up to the altar at her wedding. Ha ha ha. Very funny. Older brother gets the wine, younger brother gets the bread and I get stuck with the fucking fruit.

    I'm so glad her son is a spoiled, bratty little cunt. :jj:
     
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    *passed
     
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    Seriously? Who the fuck carries fruit up to the altar?
     
  20. FlaFlaFlunkie

    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    I always fuck up passed/past. :pissed: