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How do I get Baptised?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by clontaago, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    This is a serious question guys. I have never been baptised, I wanted to become my nephews godparent but couldnt as my sister and her husband are catholic. They have just had another boy and have asked if I would consider it.

    Where do I start. Is there an easybaptise franchise?? Jim's baptisms?

    I need help.
     
  2. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I'm no Catholic, but generally a church would be a good place to start.
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I suggest you tell the catholic priest that what he is suggesting is **** ing heresy and if he wants to discuss it with anyone you can give him my number.

    The question is, isn't the role of god parent one of nurture in spiritual things? Do you feel you could contribute to the child's life in a meaningful way in the sphere?

    Or is it more of a figurehead position? If the latter, why don't you come up with an alternate title. In Australia something like "first mate", "first cobber", "mentor" etc would be far more culturally appropriate - seriously.
     
  4. earl

    earl Active Member

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    i havnt heard from my god parents in over 15 years. Fat lotta good they did me.lol
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Lol I have never been baptised either.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godparent


    Doug I suggest you read the above. Also I think Andrew is right though "First Cobber" sounds pretty friggin stupid as well as firstmate, does that make the child the captain...haarrr haaarrr me matey.
     
  6. c_eagle

    c_eagle Member

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    Have a swim, eat a cracker...
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the first two are jokes. But a mentor is probably an appropriate title.

    Clon: Have a look at the job description for "god parent" and then ask the following questions:

    1. Is this something the parents REALLY want for the child?
    2. Are you qualified to fill the job description?

    If the answer to either then you would be better off coming up with a title that has meaning rather than some horse **** ceremonial nonsense that has been foisted upon us by a church that has corrupted much of what is good and beautiful about the world and its Creator, supposedly in his name, but in reality to achieve it's own putrid and selfish ends.
     
  8. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You don't get a cracker after your first swim. You've got to wait a while for one of those.

    I suggest that you will garner much more respect from the child if you are the unbaptised heathen uncle, rather than the bible bashing baptised godfather.
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    That's a sad (but true) comment on the state of the world chip and chase!
     
  10. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Well I guess I see me role as a godparent as being responsible for, or at least having the opportunity to care for my nephew should anything happen to his parents.

    At the end of the day though it would probably be a title rather than anything else.
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    What you're describing is more "guardian" and the sort of thing to put in a will. "Godparent" means SFA in a legal sense.

    I reckon if you're looking for a title you could come up with something much better and appropriate and meaningful than jumping through a few dumb hoops and making a contribution to the coffers of an irrelevant catholic diaspora.
     
  12. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Could be worse, could be asking you to become jewish
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I'm told that Doug has worn away his foreskin anway.
     
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    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    I have never met my godparents and by the sounds of a few of their stories i would doubt they'd stepped a foot into a church
     
  15. earl

    earl Active Member

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    Not much of a religeous man Matabele. lol
     
  16. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i have spoken to a few people about it and its rally not my go.

    I dont think I am prepared to commit to something I dont believe in when the outcome (actually being a godparent) is of little or no true meaning.
     
  17. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    If its any help I am a godparent to a child of Catholic parents, and I'm Jewish!! What the minister doesn't know can't hurt him as far as I'm concerned. So I wouldn't go converting....its just a figurehead thing anyhow.

    Same **** different smell anyways....
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Not much of a religeous man Matabele. lol

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    I'm a follower of Christ so yeah, not religious at all. Christ had the **** s with the organised religion of his day too.
     

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