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Cast Your Vote:

    • We have/will baptize(d) -- Votes: 20
    • No, we have/will christen(ed) -- Votes: 2
    • No, we haven't/won't baptize(d) -- Votes: 40
    • Other religious ceremony, yes -- Votes: 5
    • Other -- Votes: 1
Will you/have you baptized your baby? *Poll* S & S *20weeks* Due December 29; 16 kids; Larouche, Quebec 1123 posts
13th Jun '13

Just wondering. Have you baptized your kids or will you baptize your kids?



I've been baptized, but I'm not Christian. Personally I won't baptize, I'll do a welcoming ceremony of my religion. I don't believe in dedicating a baby to one religion without their consent, but to each their own! My cousin is getting her newborn baptized.

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
13th Jun '13

I don't believe in baptizing babies. When my child is old enough to make that choice for themselves if they want to I will. I was 5 when I was baptized. In my church you just had to have an understanding of what you were doing. I asked my dad to baptize me :) and he did after a few simple questions(he's a pastor).

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
13th Jun '13

Nope, I will not. I am not religious and if they want to join a church in the future they can always choose to do so then (after some understanding). I couldn't believe that any being would send a child to hell if they were not. And if that were the case I would not want my child subjected to that.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
13th Jun '13

Honestly, I'd LOVE to find a church that I can feel at home in not just for baptizing purposes. My husband believes in God but has a serious problem with how judgmental churches are of non members so we haven't even been looking for one. But I think after this baby is born and I get a good routine we will start the hunt. After I find a good church (which could take forever :( ) I'd love to get my son and husband both baptized and my daughter when she's old enough. I was baptized apolostolic Pentecostal.

Little Richard's mommie! Due July 12; 1 child; Seneca, South Carolina 4293 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting S & S *11weeks*:" Just wondering. Have you baptized your kids or will you baptize your kids? I've been baptized, but I'm ... [snip!] ... in dedicating a baby to one religion without their consent, but to each their own! My cousin is getting her newborn baptized."


They should choose for themselves. I dedicated my DS but when he gets old enough to understand and wants to make that decision I'll be right there supporting him!

human making in progress 2 kids; Port Orchard, Washington 7986 posts
13th Jun '13

my son and daughter will be baptized when they are ready, when they can fully understand the commitment (so around 10 or so..), our pastor will not baptize a child too young to understand.
but we do dedication, meaning that we as parents promise to provide a stable faith based home and that we understand that all children are children of god and we are parents are there to guide the child's decisions when they cant make them on their own, and provide a loving environment.
my son didnt have a dedication, but I think we might do one for my daughter.

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
13th Jun '13

I baptized but only because DH and I had broken up at the time and I was just at a very low place and allowed my self to get talked into it. I won't be doing her first ceremony or any of the other baptisms that come after the first baptism. Idk, if that even makes sense. I'm going to let her grow up and make the choice whether she wants to go through with that or not on her own.

MomDIA TTC since May 2008; 81 kids; Warminster, Pennsylvania 3812 posts
13th Jun '13

Nope. I believe in proven science. SO is Christian, from Russia so all he asked was that I didn't circ because we are not Jewish. So we didn't circ, and didn't baptize. He can make all decisions for himself when he fully understands.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
13th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [JadeLee]:</b>" Nope, I will not. I am not religious and if they want to join a church in the future they can always ... [snip!] ... any being would send a child to hell if they were not. And if that were the case I would not want my child subjected to that."</blockquote>




In my faith children are in an "age of innocence" until they are baptized so if they happen to pass it's not a straight to hell thing if that makes sense. And they also have to understand a little of what baptism means before one can be done.



Not saying you're wrong in any way (I'm really easy going with my beliefs lol) but just saying not all are that extreme.

human making in progress 2 kids; Port Orchard, Washington 7986 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" Honestly, I'd LOVE to find a church that I can feel at home in not just for baptizing purposes. My husband ... [snip!] ... I'd love to get my son and husband both baptized and my daughter when she's old enough. I was baptized apolostolic Pentecostal."


too bad you live in texas. :( I go to a southern style baptist church with a NW fling to it. When DH and I started going we immediately felt like family. the pastor took the time to get to know us and remembered our names and what we had talked about the second time we went (which was weeks after). my pastor holds the belief that we can not and should not judge those who do not follow the christian faith and are not a part of our church. Both my senior pastor and family ministry pastor both came from texas though!

Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
13th Jun '13

I'm Christian, believe in God but I wont baptize my kids, we don't go to church. I'd rather be home praying then to socialize with people at church who are Godly in church but nasty outside like my sisters and mother are.

Pregnancy Addiction Due August 10; TTC since Mar 2013; 7 kids; Wyoming 12150 posts
status 13th Jun '13

No, in our faith, our children are not baptized until the age of accountability, and when they decide to do so. No sooner than the age of 8.. We do Baby Blessings, when the child is a few months or weeks old, and the father stands in a circle with other preisthood holders and gives the baby a name and a blessing.

Zeke's Mama Due September 26; 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5155 posts
13th Jun '13

We dedicated DS when he was a few months old but he'll get baptized when/if he is ready to make that decision on his own.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
13th Jun '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" <blockquote><b>Quoting [JadeLee]:</b>" Nope, I will not. I am not religious and if ... [snip!] ... done. Not saying you're wrong in any way (I'm really easy going with my beliefs lol) but just saying not all are that extreme."

I come from a town where there are 50%+ Catholic, and I know that is their beliefs. Then they scold the teen pregnancies in town and don't believe in birth control. That is not something that I would believe in.



SO is Methodist, and I know they are more lenient in their thinking but they still believe that infants should still be baptized as soon as possible.

Pregnancy Addiction Due August 10; TTC since Mar 2013; 7 kids; Wyoming 12150 posts
status 13th Jun '13
Quoting [JadeLee]:" I come from a town where there are 50%+ Catholic, and I know that is their beliefs. Then they scold the ... [snip!] ... know they are more lenient in their thinking but they still believe that infants should still be baptized as soon as possible."


our thinking on it is this. Faith is a personal journey, not something that can be forced upon anyone. The whole purpose of being baptized is that you choose to follow God and make that choice to enter into a covenant and honor it. How can an infant choose that? The whole point is to choose God as your Father, and his Son as your savior and accept them. AFTER that, then you get baptized to show your commitment. not something a child can do, or should do, as they are born free of sin. So would not need that atonement.