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Wink I got baptised

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on day of birth

so I got a certificate for that

extra bonus type of ID proof.

might get a chance to not be labelled a terrorist as default

parents dead. so no backup of who I am.

certainly won't ever be any marriage certification
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Yep, when I was 8 years old -- I had no choice. I didn't actually want to go through with it at the time but when your entire family and community expect it... What 8-year-old kid can actually stand up for themselves?

I realized I still kind of have guilt over it. Like I should have stood my ground and told everyone that I didn't want to be baptized because I didn't believe in any of it. I feel like I was being such a hypocrite and passively supporting an organization that I never agreed with. But then I was such a pushover as a kid. It's one of my greatest regrets, I guess.

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I was, at some point between the ages of eight and ten. It was in a river, my family did it together.

We each had a Bible verse read for us on our turn. I had picked the one my mother used to sing to me when I was afraid, because she had suggested it. ("Fear not, for I am with you. Be not afraid for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee and I will help thee, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.") I was a bit embarrassed when I realized it might sound like I was afraid of the baptism itself.

I had hoped the baptism would be a new start for me, but it was not. Everything was much the same as before.

One thing, I remember not wanting to shower when I came home, I smelled nice from the river.

Who am I, then? Tell me that first, and then, if I like being that person, I'll come up; if not, I'll stay down here till I'm somebody else.
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I'm no longer religious but I did when I was younger. It was a super positive experience.
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I had no idea what it was

I wasn't present

not scient

just out of womb

or if a bit later. no memory

Mum was obsessed & told me about it. Poet-laureate was there
John Betjeman

that's all I know. The church. St Encdoc
Mum thought I was superman. dressed me up for movie

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I've never been baptized and my mom has been forcing me to get baptized. I don't know how I feel getting dunked in water in front of people. That's not something I would look forward to.
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Yes, by a woman wearing bunny ears. She was my mother's friend. I have photos of it. Lots of hippy dippy people at the party. My dad was wearing an odd outfit....a dress maybe. I was around age 5 or so.
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I was told that my grandfather, I believe it was, baptized me. The Catholic priest refused to do it because he said I would "turn out bad." Considering that I gave up Christianity years ago (never went to church or otherwise practiced Catholicism, anyway), I guess he was right.

The real irony is that the Catholic church refused to marry my parents--Dad was listed as a Methodist--unless any children born were baptized as Catholic. It looks like I didn't count for some reason.

Nice to know I was being negatively prejudged by others even as a baby. That was part of the reason I gave up on organized religion (though I'm not an atheist, either).

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I was baptized, but not as a child by the catholic church. Thankfully my dad was smarter than most about that and none of us were baptized there. I chose to get baptized later as an adult actually.

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Yep, when I was 8 years old -- I had no choice. I didn't actually want to go through with it at the time but when your entire family and community expect it... What 8-year-old kid can actually stand up for themselves?

I realized I still kind of have guilt over it. Like I should have stood my ground and told everyone that I didn't want to be baptized because I didn't believe in any of it. I feel like I was being such a hypocrite and passively supporting an organization that I never agreed with. But then I was such a pushover as a kid. It's one of my greatest regrets, I guess.
Interestingly I had the opposite thing as a child. My dad didn't want me to have a christening etc because he wanted me (and my brother,) to decide what religion we wanted when we were adults. As a child I cried about that once but only because I thought Jesus wouldn't love me. I also felt left out because my cousin had all those events and went to a Catholic school (my mum's side were Catholic, not super religious though, but yeah.)

My aunt randomly told me once (seemed like she was justifying herself to me,) when she was driving me back from somewhere that the reason she had my cousin christened was because she had a lot of trouble concieving and then my cousin was finally born premature and in intensive care, and she prayed for her to be OK.

Anyway I grew out of Christianity as a teenager.

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No, even as a baby I refused to allow it.

The only way I would get baptised would be as a deception so I could later plunder the wealthy Christian churches and monasteries.
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Well i had a christening, so the baby type baptism aka the priest just patted some water on my head when i was a few months old. It was very popular to do just out of tradition back then, but its becoming less popular now

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I too was baptized as an infant in the Catholic Church. My parents did not want my soul to go to "limbo" in case I died prematurely.

Ironically my life is in limbo right now and I would not mind dying prematurely.
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