Originally Posted by talk de jour
I believe that an infant welcoming ceremony can accomplish the same incorporation effect.
Also, I take my cues from the fact that everyone in the Bible chose to be baptized as a free-thinking adult. And TBH (maybe this is unpopular) I don't think my Jesus is going to give one bit of a crap if someone dies before baptism if they truly believe in Him and are a good person.
I think anybody can do whatever ceremony according to their religion, since I am Catholic, we baptize
Is something more than spiritual for our family and it's meaning is very important to us.
DahliaRW I think a lot of people baptize at different ages in the Catholic church. I've seen from a few days old babies to 5, 6 even 7 years old. I guess that's the way it happens
Like I mentioned before, all my kids have been baptized at totally different ages but just because it happened that way. My family is very open minded when it comes to religion, I am very spiritual but not strictly religious. I am very active in my church but I don't attend the mass every Sunday, kwim?
I have to tell freaky story... When I was baby, my mother told me she was doing some house chores while I was in my crib. By that time, I didn't know how to crawl yet not even stand up. When she came back to check up on me I was UNDER the crib without crying without any injury, I have no idea (no one does) how I got there. She was TERRIFIED and made arrangements to get me baptized asap. Until the date, my mom or no one can't explain what happened in that room. No one was in that house at the time, my dad was working and my sister was at school. Because of this, Baptism is more than a sacrament for me but also a blessing to keep my children save from evil.