You might be surprised to know I was baptized. I barely remember what led to that, but my best friend was a born-again Christian and she wanted me to go to this camp with her. My mother agreed, and so I went. I remember the pressure they put on me to join in the baptism ceremony to be saved.
I was already a Christian at the time, but being one that doesn’t follow blindly, I think my friend felt I wasn’t ‘Christian enough’. This was a dunk-you-in-the-lake type baptism, washing away my sins, and frankly I felt the process rather frightening that I had to trust the pastor not to drown me. I was maybe twelve at the time.
What also prompted me to share this post is that I recently learned how Mormons will baptize the dead, to save their souls. I see that as being incredibly obnoxious and just plain disrespectful. They even baptized Anne Frank, if you can believe the impudence.
So I share with you the concept of being de-baptized!
Instead of being dunked, they remove the ‘anointing’ with hair dryers. I find the concept hilarious.
What do you think on the topic of baptism? Have you ever been baptized, and was it a good experience for you? Post in comments.