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Old 04-23-2014, 10:52 AM
 
Location: The backwoods of Pennsylvania ... unfortunately.
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My friend refers to me as the ungodlymother, which I rather like!
Haha! I would wear that monicker with pride.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Seattle bound
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A friend of mine invited me to her twin's christening (I'm Agnostic). The first twin took everything in stride, and smiled through the entire ordeal. The second twin jumped from the priest's arms and had to be chased down and brought back in order to finish the ceremony. That twin writhed, kicked and screamed through everything. I joked to my friend that we now knew which one was the "evil" twin (something me and my twin never figured out).

I wouldn't have missed that for the world. If only phones had had videos back in the day. So my answer is, yes, I would go because it's her faith and I am all for standing with people when it comes to their faith. I was also her maid of honor at her very religious wedding ceremony.
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Castlederp
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I would go, yes. But I wouldn't partake in any religious parts of the ceremony such as blessings/communion etc.
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:36 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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I consider myself a "non-theist" because while I don't believe that gods exist, I'm not militant about it.

I VERY strongly believe that it is wrong to indoctrinate (brainwash) children into religion and so I don't want to participate in any way in that process.

If you believe the same thing about children & religion, how would you handle an invitation to the christening of a relative's baby, and the family get together after?

Would family feeling or obligation outweigh your moral convictions? or vice versa?
NOPE. I agree, it's WRONG to brainwash anyone kids included into believing an ancient fairytale for people who simply need something to follow. Pointless. In the garbage it would go. Why would you go to some event where you get to see a kids head get water poured on it or whatever their gig is?? I can go to the swimming pool for that, AND have fun.
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:56 PM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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For me it would likely depend on mood the day of. After my grandfather's funeral in January of last year, at which I though I was going to have a panic attack, I said that I would never again set foot into a church for any reason, but I suppose I'm open to making a liar of myself should, say, my younger brother retain his Catholicism and father a child at some point
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Depending on whether or not there will be free food afterwards.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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Depending on whether or not there will be free food afterwards.
I wouldn't care if there was FREE beer and women, I STILL wouldn't go!
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