Monday, November 03, 2008

Baptism...

...politics is really NOT what a baptism is all about - so I shouldn't give the impression that I thought so by my long-winded post.


I was excited to get Boo baptised, even though I don't believe in God myself, for some pretty good reasons:
  • I was raised in the Church of England (unsurprisingly, being British) and even though Boo is being raised in America, it feels like I can at least make him understand part of what it means to be English by sharing something I was a part of growing up.
  • I don't think he was the son of God, but if you pay attention to a lot of the stuff Jesus said, you can't deny the chap was pretty smart. Jesus told us to be charitable, patient, tolerant, accepting, peaceful, honest and humble. If only more so-called Christians remembered what his message was REALLY all about, I wouldn't get my knickers in such a twist about them all the time.
  • The community around our local Anglican church is wonderful and our Reverend is a lovely, wise and kind woman.

Sunday was a really special day, with Boo and I in matching kilts, the family all around and lots of smiles and laughter and friendship.

And really, all superstition aside, isn't that what it's all about?

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[Rest assured, Militant Ginger will back to his angry rants against the 'moral majority,' the Right Wing and Americas' crazier Christians soon enough. - Editorial Bear]

4 comments:

Kitty said...

It is absolutely what it's all about. I'm glad you had a lovely time. x

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Great post Roland, sorry I haven't been around to see it before. You all look wonderful and such a happy family.....love the kilts

Lloydie said...

What a fantastic post - and a great reminder of how inclusive the Anglican church CAN be!

paisley penguin said...

Love the kilt! Love it when my guy wears his!