Have you been christened or baptised

@minxy67 (2710)
January 7, 2007 7:38am CST
I never had my children christened I have let them make up their own mind about religion, what about you and your children?
6 responses
@Darkwing (21590)
7 Jan 07
I, myself was christened, but later in life, I changed my path. I have two sons, and neither of them have been christened because I thought it was pushing something on them which they might, later in life, regret and have their own ideals on. They have grown into really nice adults and follow what they think is right to grow strong in body and mind. I'm proud of them.
@minxy67 (2710)
7 Jan 07
I think that it should be everyone's own choice. My eldest son has been christened, he done this after he met his wife who is religious, he now goes to church every sunday. Thank you for your response. :)
@Darkwing (21590)
8 Jan 07
Quite, but he did it off his own bat, and I think he will value the fact that you gave him the choice. My eldest son married a Christian girl, but so that he didn't have to go through with something he wasn't sure about, they married in a Methodist Church, which was all-accepting.
@minxy67 (2710)
10 Jan 07
I think with any relationship it about compromise, and I am happy to do whatever makes my family happy,the same as you feel, I am also very pround of my children and it does not really matter what they believe, it is all about choice. :)
@sexymuma (1261)
10 Jan 07
i have done the same with my children,i did not want them to feel pressured into any particular religion,lolxx
@minxy67 (2710)
11 Jan 07
I think it is important for people to make up their own mind, I personally do not believe in any set religion, freedom of choice, that is what I believe. ;) Thank you as always for replying to my discussion. :) xxxxxxxxx
@rainbow (6763)
7 Jan 07
I was christened, but my god mother turned up dressed all in black, so I guess she wasn't really the good fairy with 3 wishes, she was strangely also my dads aunt - she never bothered with me. I had my older son christened as I thought if anything happens to me them there are more people between him and his biological father. My younger son is now 3 and his dad keeps on about getting it done but I'm not bothered either way.
@minxy67 (2710)
7 Jan 07
It sounds a bit scary a godmother who wore black. lol I don't think it really matters about being christened only if you are religious. Thank you for your response. :)
@shobejen (645)
• Philippines
7 Jan 07
i was baptized in a catholic church when i was one year old... it's a common practice here that a newborn child is baptized at an early age... i went to a christian / protestant church before and we can choose to be baptized again if we have decided on our religion...
@minxy67 (2710)
7 Jan 07
Thank you for your response. :)
• Philippines
7 Jan 07
Im baptized. So is my daughter. I have her christened when she was just 3 months old.
@minxy67 (2710)
7 Jan 07
That is your decision, maybe you had a better experience than me. Thank you for your response. :)
• Philippines
7 Jan 07
Roman Catholic always baptize children as they were born..well, months after they were born. They say that its because you take away it's original sin. I really don't know with the other religion but suffice to say, it's up for the parents to decide. If you think that way...that you'd want to wait till he grows and choose his own religion, then so be it. Everyone is entitled to its own decision on that issue.
@minxy67 (2710)
7 Jan 07
The reason I let my children decide was because religion was forced on me as a child and instead of having a choice, I had to go to church and then I did not enjoy it, that is why I let my children make their own choice. Thank you for your response. :)