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Reverend Susan Sparks, Senior Pastor of Madison Avenue Baptist Church in New York City, was shocked to hear about this practice, commenting to The Huffington Post:
How outrageous! Surprise baptisms? You have to be kidding. I must have missed the section of the Gospels that deals with forcibly baptizing unbelievers with squirt guns and water balloons. To throw water on a person, then claim they are saved is like sprinkling a person with Dewars, then claiming they are Scottish. Just not sure that works...
What purpose would this kind of baptism even have? Don't most conservative forms of Christianity stress that it's not enough to just go through the motions, that you have to actively and consciously accept their dogma? Why do people think they have the right to decide someone's fate or choices for them? Why am I not surprised this happened here, in the Bible belt?
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or, the only thing stranger than an imaginary friend is an imaginary enemy :)
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