What the hell is baptism for?
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25-01-2015, 08:23 PM
RE: What the hell is baptism for?
(25-01-2015 08:01 PM)Plan 9 from OS Wrote:  There are two schools of thought on what baptism is supposed to be. RCC and many reformation churches believe it's to wash away the original sin committed by A and E or whoever the first humans were if you don't believe in a literal creation story in Genesis. Others, normally fundies, baptists, etc believe baptism is an external sign demonstrated by a believer as a means to show your faith to a congregation of an inner working grace. In the latter case, it's not critical to your salvation.

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25-01-2015, 08:24 PM
RE: What the hell is baptism for?
If you've ever watched a baptism, you know you've taken a quick glance "down there" to see if the preacher was getting a boner under that robe. Don't act like you haven't.
Also, tighty whities under the white robe, that's a cardinal sin right there. It's not a pretty sight.



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25-01-2015, 08:25 PM
RE: What the hell is baptism for?
(25-01-2015 07:24 PM)pablo Wrote:  If you do it right, it scares The Devil out of them.

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That looks a whole lot more like a drowning than a baptism...holy shit!

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25-01-2015, 09:09 PM (This post was last modified: 25-01-2015 09:15 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: What the hell is baptism for?
(25-01-2015 06:40 PM)thecontemplator Wrote:  Well? How does dunking your head in water save your soul?

It's for moms that wished they had girls to dress up their baby boys in long dresses just once and not get yelled at.
http://www.amazon.com/Kitestrings-Baby-B...ning+gowns

Seriously, there used to be (maybe still is) a ritual purification immersion for Jews for certain things. It prolly came from that.

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25-01-2015, 09:15 PM
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So for those who believe baptism washes away your sin. Do they think unbaptized babies go to hell?
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25-01-2015, 09:17 PM
RE: What the hell is baptism for?
(25-01-2015 09:15 PM)thecontemplator Wrote:  So for those who believe baptism washes away your sin. Do they think unbaptized babies go to hell?

Depends who you ask. That's why the Cat-o-licks invented Limbo, (not the dance).
I think Aquinas wrote a lot about that.

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26-01-2015, 06:20 AM
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(25-01-2015 07:24 PM)pablo Wrote:  If you do it right, it scares The Devil out of them.

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It's that seriously a blow up pool? Lmfao
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26-01-2015, 06:28 AM
RE: What the hell is baptism for?
(25-01-2015 07:53 PM)Clockwork Wrote:  They claim it washes away sin. But I think it started as a way to sober up the people who had a little too much sacrificial wine.

they say your guilty from the moment your born till you repent, that you can't wash away your sinful birth
then washes it away like yesterdays trash
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26-01-2015, 06:29 AM
RE: What the hell is baptism for?
What the hell does eating a cracker do? What the hell does wearing a costume and scaring the crap out of people needlessly on Sunday do?

Baptism like praying to a fat guy, or not eating cows, or walking around a square building with a meteor in it, all amounts to the same thing. The same crap that causes humans to think the moon landing was faked. The same crap that has people think that Ouija boards work.

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26-01-2015, 06:50 AM
RE: What the hell is baptism for?
What are they charging for a baptism these days?
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