Ok so I know this issue going to come up between me and my mom eventually. She is very traditional religious. I am not. I know she is going to want me to get my son baptized. But I would rather go for a baby dedication. A friend of mine, that happens to be very religious, explained to me that a baby dedication is when you are dedicating yourself to God in that you will teach your child about Him. She explained that with a baptism the baby isnt conciously accepting God because, well hes a baby! I would much rather do the baby dedication, but this means it will be at my nondenominational church that my mother doesnt like. And I cant really say the "its my baby I can do what I want" thing because she is VERY influencial in decisions with my baby and that phrase just doesnt fly with her (thats just how it is). So I was wondering, would it be WRONG to do both? Baby dedication and baptism, that way both of us get what we want?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Apr. 13, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by KateKevinAdopt at 11:37 AM on Apr. 13, 2009
Darling, with all due respect, I honestly believe the best thing would be to stand up to your Mom; this is your child, you don't have to do as she wishes, you have to do what you believe is right for your precious son. I'm sorry if this isn't the kind of answer you were looking for, but, I beleive if you don't set things straight you're going to always be doing things to appease your Mom, I mean where will it end? I guess I just feel doing both ceremonies is a bandage solution & not a resolution to the real problem. Only you can decide if you are comfortable with this setup, I think that's what really counts. Although, I get the sense that she wouldn't approve of doing both ceremonies, hopefully, this will work out for you. Sorry, honey, thats the best I've got.
Answer by BubbaLuva at 11:39 AM on Apr. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:45 AM on Apr. 13, 2009
I agree with bubbaluva Its your child my mom is very religious and I am not but your raising your child not her you need to do what you feel comfortable with and know that nobody is ever going to be happy but you cant walk thru life trying to please everyone either.
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