I'm not Catholic but my partner comes from a Catholic family. His family are quiet traditional in some ways still, but as for my partner, he hasn't been to church for many years, not to say he doesn't consider himself a Catholic still.
Anyhow, he mentioned the other day he wants our child to get baptised.
It instantly irked me, and I snapped back 'Oh yea, so you and this child don't go to hell but me and my son do, right?'
What a cruel thing of me to say, and I admitted to that afterward.
Anyhow, I don't like religion, and I don't want to put one on our child. My first born (not my partners child) is of a muslim father but was never introduced to any religion and I even told that father before the son was born that we would let the child decide his own faith when and if he showed interest.
I'd like to do the same with this child (not put a faith on the child but educate on all religions and ways and let them chose their faith) but I know he wouldn't be too happy about this.
In the end, it's just me against his whole family on this matter. I am cornered.
Don't both parents have to be part of the church to have the child baptised, or is this an old rule? I'm kind of hoping it's still a tough rule adhered to today as it may be my only argument to use!