Why Christen Babies?

December 8, 2006 1:56pm CST
Why do some people insist that their babies are Christened even if both parents are not that religous? I always assumed that Christening was for those that had commited a sin or sins and was a way of repenting, accepting God and therefor you would be forgiven. I am struggling to understand why babies are Christened when they obviously have not commited any sin. Please could someone explain.
3 responses
@icequeen (2841)
• Canada
8 Dec 06
My son was not christened..but I think for me it would be a protection factor...and that he was protected from evil and was pure in life...and love..
8 Dec 06
thanks for the response, but protection from what and I would say he was already pure at birth.
8 Dec 06
I know you say evil but what is evil? And I'm sure that some people who have been christened are not pur in life.
@Metallion (2228)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I think christening is a ceremony that "brings the child into the church congregation" I'm not very religious but that's what I've picked up on at the ones I've attended. If neither parent is very religious they shouldn't do it in my opinion.
8 Dec 06
But they do.
@chance00 (3332)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I have not idea why people do this,I think it is just tradition and it has no real meaning for child.
8 Dec 06
Thanks for the reply