Mouser: gweilo8888: Incidentally, the goal is not to "raise the child to eventually be able to answer for themselves" so much as it is to "raise the child to give the answer that's been drilled into them since childbirth". There's an important distinction here: One involves critical thinking, and the other involves rote learning or brainwashing, depending on the degree of indoctrination used.Your issues with your parents are your problem, not mine.
iheartscotch: simplicimus: iheartscotch: I read that as dumping down; I figured that this would be about a video titled "Two girls, one pope".Um, Anglicans don't have a Pope. Kinda a thing with them.Oh, that's right. Their leader is the King or Queen of England; or is that different now, too?
Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Baptism got dumbed down the minute it went from being an initiation into a small cult that met in houses on the edge of town which required study and sacrifice and started being performed on babies as part of a state-endorsed religion. It's all gone downhill since Constantine.
phlegmmo: Benevolent Misanthrope: Baptism is about accepting a god and all his teaching as revealed through the church, and rejecting the Devil and all his works.I liked some of his works, but that was before he got all preachy.
Benevolent Misanthrope: Baptism is about accepting a god and all his teaching as revealed through the church, and rejecting the Devil and all his works.
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