If you are forced to have your child baptised there is no law says a priest must baptise her or him

The Roman Catholic Church claims that sprinkling water on a baby or an adult while saying, "I baptise you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" does amazing things. It takes away the sin we are born with, original sin, and any other sins and grafts us on to Jesus making us his servants. It puts Jesus and God inside us to live in us and inspire us. The Church says that baptism heals the inclination towards sin that original sin causes. Baptism is a sacrament. It pictures cleansing from sin and the effects of sin and actually does what it pictures.

If you are forced by society to have your baby baptised a Catholic and you don't wish to, you could baptise the child outwardly yourself. If you withhold intention the baptism is invalid. It's no more valid than a baptism on a TV soap opera. Or you could simply use the words, "I baptise you in the name of the great force of all life". That would be invalid in the eyes of the Church. Keep a record. People doing the baptisms themselves yourself could really take off! The child later on can decide if he or she wants a real baptism or not.

There is no excuse for propping up a specific denomination and giving it an excuse to run schools by letting it baptise.  It sprinkles your baby and argues then that that is a sign that you want the baby raised in a school that it runs and controls.  It even goes as far as to stick its ethos in hospitals.


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