Skip to comments.My Wife and I are Atheists, but Our Daughter Wants to be Baptised Catholic
Posted on 01/14/2014 8:25:45 PM PST by marshmallow
I'm proud of my daughter, but I can't deny that she stopped us in our religiously disinterested, bleeding-heart liberal tracks
For decades, god and religion have played no part in my life. I was baptised as a baby, but didn't make it as far as first communion. That may officially make me a Catholic in the broadest sense, but if it does, I'm one who's not so much "lapsed" as "stalled before I started".
Apart from morning assemblies and weekly hymn practices at primary school, followed by a couple of years of religious education classes at comprehensive (which I dropped as soon as exam options allowed), I have barely considered my immortal soul, much less the direction it may be heading when I die.
Over the years, when I bothered to think about it at all, I came to the conclusion that I prefer the scientific theory of life and the universe to the spiritual one. I'm most likely an atheist, but one leaning to the agnostic side of the spectrum. I know I'm a sceptic, in the true sense of the word. Or shallow. One of the two.
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As someone who's been asked to do this on multiple occasions, you don't want to go there.
I don’t follow you. Explain.
You’ll be surprised at how many Muslims send their children to Catholic schools strictly for the quality of education.
Never heard of a conversion because the children know what dire consequences await them if they did.
She has as her mission to pray for her parents. They are very, very fortunate.
*8For me, it means regular trips to the presbytery for extra “Catholic lessons”. It means going to church for family mass on Sundays and not knowing when to sit or stand; **
Good for this dad. May the daughter bring him and her mother to the Catholic Church.
Catholicism is very conservative at it roots. It’s just that everyone does not know those roots.
They are indeed
Good post! :-)
Old Woody Allen joke.
A hypocrite is a guy who writes a book extolling atheism and then prays that it does well.
As C. S. Lewis might put it, an atheist couple who wants to pass atheism on to their children really cannot be too careful of their schooling.
When I was a confirmation teacher, back in the 90s, we had one girl sign herself up for confirmation. Her parents were indifferent about it, but didn’t stand in her way. When her younger brother was old enough, she brought him to class and they both ended up confirmed. I never met her parents. I wonder if they had the faintest idea what a remarkable daughter they had.
Great minds think alike. See post #9.
Never heard of a conversion because the children know what dire consequences await them if they did.”
I helped out at a recent first communion in my parish. One of the boys receiving his first communion was named Mohammad.
I assume it was a conversion.
Woody IS a joke. Funny you would pick such a pervert to prove your point. What's next, you're going to quote the pedophile priests?
Wow, what a story!
There is a children’s book on this topic. I cannot remember the title.
It is about a teenaged girl who is expelled from a high dollar private because of something she didn’t do. The only school that will take her is a Catholic one that has a very strict dress and discipline code. She is upset at her secular, atheist parents for not standing up for her and making her go to that school. She decides that the best way to get back at them for putting her in Catholic school is to pretend to become religious which will mortify her parents. After a while she discovers that has stoped pretending.
It was a pretty well written book for teenagers
Here are the final words in both Darwin's "Origin of the Species" and its modern eye-opening update "Darwin's Ghost" by Steve Jones.
There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one, and that, whilst this planet has gone on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved."
“...life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one...”
Quite a “scientific theory”.
>> Over the years, when I bothered to think about it at all, I came to the conclusion that I prefer the scientific theory of life and the universe to the spiritual one.
Atheists are idiots.
exactly. Science is about what you can prove by experimentation. When you get into speculation, it’s then a religious thought...