Why baptize your child as a catholic when you won't raise them according to the teachings? There is a part in the ceremony that you promise to to do so.
Did you mean you won't take him to church till he is older or that you won't let him take the future sacraments till he wants to or that he comes with you but will decide at 7/8yo if he wants to take the other sacraments?
I'm struggling with this as my DH and I are godparents to his cousin's children and they are non practicing catholics. We are old school and practicing and not sure how to go about it as we promised to be part of their spiritual journey.
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10-08-2012 22:51 #51
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10-08-2012 22:54 #52
I resent my mum for making me go to church long after I had decided it wasn't for me. When I was living in the uk she was still guilting me into going at Christmas and if she was doing a reading and I was visiting I HAD to go to 'support' her.
10-08-2012 23:41 #53-
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to a degree. I wont be allowing any indoctrination through school or friends.
My kids are exposed to a number of religions and will be free to make up their own minds.
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10-08-2012 23:52 #54
I will show DS my religion but I'm also happy to explore other religions if that's what he chooses.
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11-08-2012 04:32 #55
No I won't be. I am not baptised and my parents have always told me it is up to me if I want to follow a religion. They were not going to practice a religion so thought it was hypocritical to have me baptised.
My DH is Catholic and was forced to attend church up until he was in year 10. Over the years he has made many comments that it is a load of crap etc. Although he has mentioned a few times about baptising our children and I as 1. to make his mother happy (even bigger reason not to in my opinion) 2. because he all of us to go to heaven with him, bc he has been told over and over again if you are not baptised Catholic you won't go to heaven. This annoys me.
11-08-2012 06:27 #56-
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Both my husband and I were raised in extremely supportive Christian families. My MIL and my parents always attended church, and we were taught from a young age about God. From the age of 14 I had the choice whether to come to church or not (before that we weren't allowed to stay home on our own at any time) and I continued going to church until I was 21. 4 years of being away from my faith and I realised I wholly believed what I had been taught growing up and returned to my faith. My children will learn about religion at school and we will discuss at home, but we intend to raise our children in a supportive Christian family, where they feel no condemnation if they want to make other decisions but will be equipped with the understanding of why we believe what we do. Sorry for super long post but there is always so much negativity about Christian upbringings, and it's not always like that.
11-08-2012 07:47 #57
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11-08-2012 08:17 #60
I grew up attending a catholic church/school and a non-denominational prayer/social group.
Hubby grew up in a home that used the church support system but not actually attending the church. He spent a few years in a orphanage and than back to his parents where the nuns would take them (kids) away on respites etc... It is all too complicated
Anyhow we have raised our kids in our belief's. They don't have to believe if they choose not to as as all faith is personal. They have to come to church until they are of age where can stay home on their own or work as dd choose.
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