Saturday, March 9, 2013
I Had My Son Baptized... Now What?
I was going to church weekly to... well... to show up so the priest would see me there, and recognize me as an active member of the church when it was time to have my son baptized I also went through a 3-month process to have my Bahamas marriage-on-the-beach recognized by the church so I could have my son baptized in the faith.
Well, fast forward to today, and I'm an atheist... but I still feel guilty about having baptized my son in the Catholic faith. I realize that there is no big guy in the sky that I pledged my son's allegiance to, but I still feel guilty about it. I guess part of the problem is that the church recognizes my son as a member.
I feel fortunate to have discovered atheism early in his life, when little damage has yet to be done. He's only been to church 3 times, and he's only 4 years old. I also have a daughter, who has never been baptized.
BUT... with all of the atheist cries about childhood indoctrination & the harm of baptism, I ask you all this... what do I do now?