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Would it count?

If someone had you repeat after them in a language you didn't understand, and it turns out they were having you dedicate yourself to another religion, would it count?
I'm confused by the (mostly anons) ranting in the other question about the little girl who converted at a church where she does not speak the language. How can you say the conversion was her own free will and consenting choice if she didn't understand the words she was saying?

 
NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 2:38 AM on Jun. 29, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (24)
  • No

    #1 Words are just words. And a foreign language is just garbledy-gook to a non-speaker of that language.

    #2 7 YEARS OLD IS TOO DAMN YOUNG TO MAKE SUCH A DECISION AS WHAT RELIGION S/HE WANTS TO BE! Can a 7yo sign a contract? No. Can a 7yo consent to be married? No. Can a 7yo be bribed by Grandma/pa? Most definitely!!!
    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 3:51 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • if she meant it and knew she needed Jesus yes! so easy a child can understand it!
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 2:40 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • Oh I missed that part about her not speaking the language.

    It is your faith that counts. If there is no faith to back up your words, that's all they are; just words.
    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 2:41 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • I read that question and it did not say she did not speak the language?
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 2:43 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • trick question?
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 2:44 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • "in a language you didn't understand".....how could you miss that?? Its in the first sentence.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:46 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • i never read that. She said it I am sure they translated it for her,lol come on?
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 2:52 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • Romans 3:23
    Romans 5:8
    Romans 10:13
    read these verses and you know enough to get saved tonight! ASK HIM(Jesus)?

    How hard is that?
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 2:55 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • The OP never said anything about Jesus.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:58 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • YES she did!
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 3:01 AM on Jun. 29, 2009

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