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We went to a Catholic mass tonight. I grew up Catholic and for baptismal reasons I wanted to attend mass. Ron is Methodist so we went to a Methodist church last week. Soooo I am conflicted.

We want to get Skylar baptized.

The Methodist church we attended seemed very lax and not very ritualistic or formal. Being Catholic I guess I'm biased in that mass is very ritualistic and organized and structured. Watching a lady play a gold guitar while singing about God just seemed highly odd! But that's not the point of this...

I was drawn in to Catholic mass by the Priest talking about people losing their direction in life etc. then he Totally lost me when he started taking about the law passed in the Supreme Court this week. And how the Parrish shouldn't support it because God doesn't. And how life begins at conception and any Catholic elected official who doesn't vote Catholic is blasphemous. Um yeah. I am all for homosexuals having the same legal rights as heterosexual couples. Why not? Isn't love love? Oh, after talking about blasphemy he went on about kindness and charity ... But that just couldn't connect in my head after the speech on homosexuals. Didn't God create them? Does God make mistakes? I don't think so.

I don't know. I've spent about 20 years away from organized religion, but I do want Skylar baptized. But right now trying to find the right fit is tough..... I just couldn't believe what was said tonight - although I know it was difference in belief that steered me away to begin with- but it's also so comforting to me because its known and structured and just seems REAL...

Just a vent. I'm curious to see what is said, if anything, in the Methodist church tomorrow morning....

posted on June 29, 2013 6:15 PM ()


I was baptized in the most radical, liberal church in the city, then grew up attending a Presbyterian church. However, my mother grew up Catholic and went to Catholic schools so I was raised with the Catholic mindset and beliefs. Now I'd call myself a Deist. No matter what you decide, you will raise her with good values because you have good values.
comment by catdancer on July 14, 2013 11:28 AM ()
I was baptized Catholic, but chose not to be confirmed with the rest of my 11th grade class. I tend to agree with some of the posters here regarding the option of having Skylar baptized into the Episcopal faith. Personally I no longer identify as Catholic, just spiritual. Blah..blah. I'm sure you and your husband will make the right decision for your daughter or just let Skylar make the decision herself when she's older.
comment by jaydensblog on July 5, 2013 12:30 PM ()
Priest: We should hate homosexuals but be kind and charitable. That sort of insensitive, unreasonable, contradictory hooey doesn't fly and is why I get my religion outdoors hiking in the wilderness as opposed to in some organized religious house of "God."
comment by steeve on July 1, 2013 11:06 AM ()
This is a tough question and one you and Ron should work out together.
Skylar will certainly not be doomed if she is not Baptized.
comment by elderjane on June 30, 2013 6:28 PM ()
I agree with sexysadie - take a look at the Episcopalians. The Catholics are in a hard place because they are trying to defend their position on birth control and whatever it is the priests are doing about sex when it doesn't make sense for our world today.
comment by traveltales on June 30, 2013 1:10 PM ()
I am Catholic and my wife is Methodist.
The children went to the church and stayed on till they got older and making a choice Catholic or Methodist.Their choices was none and still today none./As I got older and lost faith in all religion.Let Skylar make her own choice as she gets older.
comment by fredo on June 30, 2013 10:43 AM ()
(Putting my opinions on organized religion aside.) Before you baptize lil Skylar at the Catholic church, check out an Episcopal church. Hans and his wife attend an Episcopal church and they have the ritual and traditions that you are looking for with a greater love for all people including endorsing same sex marriage. Hans' church actually lost their right to marry anyone based on their support and defiance of the law by marrying same sex couples years ago. Hans and his wife had a court house wedding before having the ceremony at church to make it all legal. They keep a lot of the Catholic traditions in their services. They just do it a little better.
comment by sexysadie on June 30, 2013 9:52 AM ()
Why start them on the religion habit? Give the children the choice later, when they can make up their own minds.
comment by jondude on June 30, 2013 7:13 AM ()
I'm what we call a bush Baptist ie believer in all that I can see , my 3 girls and 2 sons were not baptised , both wife and I agreed to leave it to them when they were older and thought for themselves
Out of the five only one had herself baptised into the Methodist church. to skylar
comment by kevinshere on June 30, 2013 12:21 AM ()
I dropped out when I was 14, although it took time to discover what I actually believe. The rituals and symbolism was part of the turn-off. I read the Dali Lama's feed on facebook and there is just no comparison between him and the pope. Anyway, it will be quite some time before Skylar knows that she was baptized and even longer than that before she understands what it's supposed to mean. But, on the other hand, perhaps this is *your* way of coming to terms with what *you* believe, so exploration is a good thing!
comment by jjoohhnn on June 29, 2013 9:00 PM ()
Kristy, my wife is catholic and I haven't been much of anything. All my kids were baptized in a catholic church, and my 2 daughters attend catholic school. It's like a priest told me before I got married, you build upon what you have in common and work from there.
comment by redwolftimes on June 29, 2013 7:46 PM ()

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