Without Baptism, we are abandoned to the wolves

I just discovered something quite troubling about the daughter of a friend.

After an interval of many years, the friend and I renewed our acquaintance with the help of LinkedIn.

He is a prosperous attorney and a Democrat who is welded to conventional measures and symbols of success and approbation, best exemplified by his reliance on the New York Times as his primary source of news.

I spent two years trying to provide him with information from the Alternative Media by emailing him my FOTM posts, but to no avail. He actually voted for pro-abort Hillary Clinton and spoke of Donald Trump with derision and contempt. So I gave up, and have not spoken to him since.

This post is about what I believe to be his gravest mistake.

Though he is a non-denomination Protestant and thinks of himself as quite devout, he married a shallow woman with no religious beliefs and no friends, whose favorite past-time is shopping. He speaks of the marriage as a mistake.

They produced a daughter, who got a degree in Art, followed by a post-graduate degree in Animation. My friend, though himself a Christian, neither had his daughter baptized nor brought her to church services. When I asked him why, he said he wanted to leave it up to her to decide for herself when she’s an adult.

The daughter is now a 25-year-old adult, who still lives with her parents in their $2 million home in an affluent suburbia and writes hysterical missives on Facebook that the election of Donald Trump means the lives of LGBTs are in peril. So much for a college education.

I recently discovered her Instagram account, to which she posted images she’s drawn, most of which are sketches of female figures, including very idealized drawings of herself (she’s much heavier) as a young girl, like the one below.

Among her drawings are three quite disturbing sketches:

(1) An ugly, apparently hairless cat with breasts, which she named “Beauty and Grace”:

(2) A goat’s head (or Baphomet), which she named “Menace of the goat king”:

(3) A drawing for her business card, of a demonic girl (herself) with two skulls:

She made a “story reel” video that she uploaded to Vimeo. Below are some screenshots I took from her video.

The video begins with a pentagram on the floor, surrounded by candles:

With the same demonic grin, she stands above the pentagram, reading from a book of incantations (note the skull at her feet):

Flash of light and a beacon of red shoots up to the sky. A puff of smoke. Her spell summoned a little demon:

The girl is angry, and swats the little demon with her book of spells. The little demon flees.

I don’t know what other Christian denominations believe about baptism, but this is what the Catholic Church believes:

According to the Apostle Paul, the believer enters through Baptism into communion with Christ’s death, is buried with him, and rises with him:

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.29

The baptized have “put on Christ.”30 Through the Holy Spirit, Baptism is a bath that purifies, justifies, and sanctifies.31

[…] By Baptism all sins are forgiven, original sin and all personal sins, as well as all punishment for sin.66 In those who have been reborn nothing remains that would impede their entry into the Kingdom of God, neither Adam’s sin, nor personal sin, nor the consequences of sin, the gravest of which is separation from God. […] 

Baptism not only purifies from all sins, but also makes the neophyte “a new creature,” an adopted son of God, who has become a “partaker of the divine nature,”69 member of Christ and co-heir with him,70 and a temple of the Holy Spirit.71 […] 

The Most Holy Trinity gives the baptized sanctifying grace, the grace of justification:
– enabling them to believe in God, to hope in him, and to love him through the theological virtues;
– giving them the power to live and act under the prompting of the Holy Spirit through the gifts of the Holy Spirit;
– allowing them to grow in goodness through the moral virtues.
Thus the whole organism of the Christian’s supernatural life has its roots in Baptism.

Baptism purifies and sanctifies (makes holy) the person, making him/her a dwelling of the Holy Spirit. That means that without Baptism, a person is without the Holy Spirit and rendered defenseless against the Evil One.

This is what my friend did with his daughter, by not having her baptized and instructed in the Christian faith.

He and I are no longer on speaking terms, so I can’t alert him about his daughter. Given his resistance to my two-year effort of exposing him to the AltMedia, even if I tried to alert him, he would probably think me to be crazy.

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he doesn’t exist.” -Charles Baudelaire


37 responses to “Without Baptism, we are abandoned to the wolves

  1. “Train up a child in the way he should go,
    And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

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  2. Dr. E. I know this sets heavy on your heart. Praying for them is the only solution. I just found out my niece (because of my brother, my family is truly estranged from one another, but that is another story for a different day and time) is not a Christian. I thought she was. Her mother, my sister, passed on from breast cancer over fourteen years ago and I am quite sure that without her mother’s influence the man she chose to marry has led her astray. Praying that your friend reconnects with you and that the daughter comes to a saving grace in Jesus Christ. Satan is definitely working over time to destroy as many as he can.

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  3. Rather than see their adult children leave, some parents prefer them to stay home, no questions asked. Seems like the Christian way is absent in that home and the daughter has been given plenty of freedom in choosing her space, they don’t see anything wrong in her caricatures but a way to express the characters she portrays. However there is a sinister message in every one of them.

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    • We are God fearing people, if we don’t instill a belief in our children, the children will be adults incapable of having feelings and beliefs.

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    • I think I understand him. It is a huge mistake, but I understand him. It is a mistake made out of ignorance. This is another reason to attend a confession that is orthodox.

      Properly understood, as Dr. E has said, Baptism is our shield and power. It is the Sacrament of entry into Christ. Denying this to anybody, especially your child is almost criminal. Clearly he doesn’t understand his alleged beliefs.

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  4. Dr. Eowyn, I will also pray for your friend. You have done all you can do, other than pray.

    I love to hear testimonies of people who have lived their lives devoid of Christ, and something happens one day, and everything changes. I have heard many say that, at that one moment in time, when they are at the end of their rope, they would remember a song they heard as a child about Jesus, or a Bible verse, or a word that someone spoke to them many years before, and it comes flooding back to them. They call on Him and believe in Him, and He mercifully saves them.

    That’s exactly what happened to an uncle of mine in the early 90s. He lived only about three months after being saved; he had leukemia and went to the hospital, but in those three months, he witnessed to more people about Jesus than most people do in their lifetime. It was truly something to behold.

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  5. ” When I asked him why, he said he wanted to leave it up to her to decide for herself when she’s an adult.”
    Well THAT sure worked out swell for her,didn’t it? Is the girl’s (Woman’s) Dad okay with her lifestyle choices?

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    • Once people fall for the New World Odor they’re doomed. When someone tells you “oh, that’s old superstition”, look out. If you think your ancestors were stupid, think again.

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  6. I pray you are freed from the bondage of the cult known as Catholicism. Salvation is by grace through faith. That is the faith of Jesus. One on One. No priest necessary. The Body of Christ relies on what Paul taught. Paul had the revelation of Grace. Peter, like Jesus and John the Baptist and the Apostles, taught Kingdom. The Body has but 2 ordinances. The first being inward, The Lord’s Supper, often called Communion. It is NOT mass. The second is outward, the water baptism. It should follow a personal decision to have a personal relationship with Christ. It is not required for salvation. Further, the teaching of infant baptism is heresy. Bill.


    • Catholicism is not a cult and WE CATHOLICS ARE NOT IN BONDAGE, we follow the Christian doctrine to believe in ONE GOD, THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT,

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      • Alma, comments like his are too ignorant to discuss. It’s one thing when apostates flee the Church, it’s quite another to deride Her and demand excuses from Her faithful. It’s unbelievably rude and senseless.

        Nonetheless, I have nothing to explain to anybody, especially those in error. I’ll pray for their conversion.

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      • Alma, good evening. Just curious, have you had much opportunity to study theological matters beyond your Catholic system?


        • Not to be baited “Bill”, but YES, I was raised a Protestant and converted to Catholicism in my thirties. I’m very glad I did. And yes, my mother was VERY religious and I attended Sunday school and all that went with that.

          You and your kin, Jack Chick, are full of hatred. Sometimes hatred is born out of the knowledge that there is no excuse for abandoning God’s Holy Church. So long as you are baptized and believe in the Holy Trinity you are at least “separated brethren”. I will pray that you listen to the Holy Spirit and are led to repent and ultimately to full Communion.

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        • Kevin J Lankford

          Don’t be too disheartened, I know exactly what you are trying to say. Adam and Eve were not saved by baptism. Noah was not save by baptism. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David, Solomon, nor any of the old prophets were saved by baptism, but by faith in the word of God and his covenant promises. The Levite priesthood did practice ritual bathing (baptism, def: bath) as a requirement before entering the sanctuary.

          It was not until John the Baptist that baptism was introduced to the Hebrews as part of their acceptance of coming Messiah Jesus as their King, which in the end, they utterly failed. Of course God was already aware beforehand, as the crucifixion of Jesus was to be the last sacrifice ever needed for the salvation of the World, Hebrew and Gentile alike.

          As Gentiles our salvation comes from our faith alone in the birth , death, and resurrection, of Jesus Christ. This is Paul’s message and revelation made clear in his letters. With out the letter of the apostle of the Gentiles, Paul Gentiles would have no Gospel, as Gentiles are not included with in the Gospel of the Kingdom which John the Baptist preached.

          If one accepts only what is preached in any church doctrine with out taking care for their own study, they can be just as lost as never being taught at all. Any how, I just ain’t up to writing down the whole Book,

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        • Hello Bill may good fortune follow you in 2018! The answer to your question is a sonorous NO! MY cousin was a priest (he is dead) and his niece a carmelite postulant studying in Italy.

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    • It never ceases to amaze me that while I’ve never talked down to or discriminated against Protestants because you are my brothers and sisters in Christ, so-called Christians like you, Bill, do not ever hesitate to display your anti-Catholic bigotry. I pray that you are freed from the bondage of smug arrogance, and that you find humility.


    • Hey Bill why is it protestants of your ilk (lots of good protestants out there) deride Catholics as if you are trying to save us? we are fine why don’t you go try and convert a muzzie they are surely in need of your sanctimonious blabbering. But no… much like feminists who attack Christian men knowing it’s safe and ignoring the blatant abuse of women in the muslim world you attack fellow Christians while ignoring blatent devil worshipers much in need of Jesus and in my opinion it’s probably cowardice but maybe I’m wrong.

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  7. Wonderful story. I couldn’t agree more. Often people regard the struggle as strictly “metaphysical” and without danger. That is certainly wrong. As you say, we “put on Christ”. “…..For man it is impossible…”. We need the counsel and power of the Holy Spirit that we receive in Baptism.

    After all, Satan is the “god” of this world. Without our armor we are powerless against him. Because of the prolonged and mostly successful efforts over the years to destroy Christianity many now have fallen away. They see no reason to raise their children in the faith.

    For the children they see no hope or grace or wonder, only things. They are easily led into instant gratification, greed and lust. Without that hope of salvation life becomes for them a study in how much they can acquire or what lusts can be fulfilled before they die into absolute nothingness.

    Earlier in this process many were “aware” of what they were missing and some converted prior to death. I don’t see this so much lately. On the bright side I see young people who have been raised in the faith that are full of grace and setting examples for others to ask about.

    It’s a sad tale of a friend that thought himself “enlightened” and wishing to “allow” his daughter to make her own decisions. It is also an example of someone who clearly does not understand his stated faith or would never have placed his daughter in this danger in the first place.

    Thanks so much for sharing that.

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  8. Dr. Eowyn,
    Thank you so much for this post. What a pleasant surprise! I never expected to read such a beautiful exposition on the Sacrament of Baptism in this site, but you did! God bless you!
    I am praying for your friend and his daughter that they may realize how much they’re missing by staying away from the Lord and His Church. That they start paying attention to things spiritual and not merely the material. That the daughter stay away from things that are evil and dangerous.
    I know how heartbreaking it must be for you to lose a friend and his daughter, so my prayers are for your intention, too.
    May Our Lord Jesus Christ bless you abundantly this Christmastide and throughout the New Year 2018.

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  9. Dr. Eowyn, as I learned it, baptism is an optional ritual of devotion, but hardly a prophylactic against evil, for it seems like baptism or not, those that choose evil choose it all the same. I doubt that if she had been baptized would’ve yielded much effect on her present state, given her parentage, and their apparent lax attitudes, and it could’ve even turned out worse, as unfortunately, if a belief system is forced, (Such as via an unchosen baptism or circumcision etc.) it can bolster, and embolden rebellion with the fuel of resentment, by causing them to feel they’ve been robbed of one of God’s most precious gifts, free will. Although at the same time no presence of belief at all (which is what it sounds like the case was with this man.) is also something that hampers. Either extreme will lead to problems.

    Other’s suggestions about prayer seem to be the best course of action, if I may offer some other points though, from what I observe with her art, she seems to be someone who likes Anime (her idealized self looks like a girl referred to as a “Sukeban”, perhaps.), and may potentially be a Furry as well. Those “fandoms” are very dangerous to someone without any spiritual backing, both typically have an overbearing presence of homosexuality which is wantonly encouraged to the exclusion, and even hatred, of normalcy, along with other bizarre, and amoral practices, and a virtual sewer of most of the worser of belief systems. (paganism of various sorts is popularized, as is occultism & gnosticism)

    This does present an avenue of being able to speak to her though, as there are Christians present in both of those fan groups, despite what their majority is, for God is more Wise, Clever, Resourceful, and Intelligent, than the devil, and those that serve Him can be found in even the most unexpected of places. She might take a bit of talking to, with a heavy dose of patience, by whoever God sends her way, (especially since she has obviously been exposed to satanism.) but hope is not lost yet, people worse than her have come back, after all.

    Keep praying, and if I may suggest, pray that someone would come her way to be able to speak to her about Christ, and Christianity, in her “language” so to speak, on her level, that she may come to an understanding of God proper, and would wish to follow Him, and depart from whatever evil she may be involved in.

    I suspect a lack of love has also been involved in her life as well, as is the case with so many anymore, hopefully that will change.

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    • “I suspect a lack of love has also been involved in her life as well”

      My guess as well. The father (my friend) had never described his wife (2nd) as a “good mother” although he used that description for his first wife. 2nd wife, mother of the 25 y.o. daughter, got a law degree but never practiced law after she married. It turns out her law degree and college education were but a means to catch a husband. Astonishingly, she uses her Facebook account SOLELY to post glamor picture after picture of just herself as a tourist in their travels across the world — Tokyo, London, Moscow, Jerusalem, Egypt, Alaska…. Her handful of college classmates (in Taiwan), all married modestly, obligingly click “like” on her “look at me!” pictures, but there is scant communication.


  10. Just so you know, hairless cats such as the one she drew, look like that when sitting, there are no misplaced breasts. https://imgur.com/gallery/lIIdCyA


  11. I come from a position that says if you add to the Bible or take away from the Bible, then you are in error. I know of few religions that are not guilty of at least part of this. I first began my beginning learning as an adult in a Regular Baptist church. They of course being very dogmatic and legalistic, but they had several rules under which they called ” Church Discipline”, and often enforced it. The main one was if a young girl got pregnant out of wedlock, the board of deacons and the pastor would expect her to get up in front of the church and confess her sin, in order to be considered back in fellowship with the church. I must admit I found the whole thing very much anti Biblical. I never saw them use church discipline against any other issue, although I was a board member for over a year.

    One of the big issues you would think, would be Baptism, after all, the name is right in the name of the Church. However, it actually has very little to do with the ministry of the church, at least the one I attended. When a person made a profession of faith in Christ, and it was felt that they were serious about it, not just some young child who might not know, but just following mommy, then they were counselled about the many things that had happened to them all at once due to their profession of faith. First of course, they were cleansed from sin, past, present, and future, as far as the east is from the west. Eternal life began for them. God forgave them for ALL of their sin, not just what they did, but for what was inside of their hearts. Especially for youth, it was stressed that God was not a deal maker. You would not lose your salvation if you made a mistake, nor would he love you less. And He would not love you any more if you did extra good. He loves you with the most amazing love, which he loved you with even before you came to him and asked for forgiveness. Our God is an awesome God. We would explain that we did not have a license to sin, based upon Romans, and explain that if anything, even more was now required of us, to try and help others experience the sense of belonging and of joy that we felt.

    Now, when it comes to other religions, I often step on toes a lot, and I apologize in advance to those of you that I offend. I feel that the gospel is at it’s core, very simple and based upon a few simple things. First, the person must realize that they are lost. Second they must know that the only way that they can be saved, or forgiven is through the blood of Jesus. Third, they must accept that shed blood from him as his own personal blood of salvation. That is pretty much it. You can add more detail, fill it in to make it easier to understand from someone who is not certain about everything, but that is basically it. When I start to have problems with some religions is when they try to add certain things as being indispensable to the entire sacrament or it will not work. Some churches add that baptism must be included, which is uniblical. Think the thief on the cross. Some have said in the past that an animal had to be sacrificed, that also is not Biblical, Jesus was the last sacrifice ever needed to be made. Some include prayers to deities or mother mary, which again, is not Biblical. As to Baptism being so important to salvation, why then did Paul, the first real missionary, go so far as to say that he was glad that he did so little of it, only doing it once or twice, and his helpers also a couple of times. Because you must remember to look at what is going on throughout the time of Jesus death and all the way through the book of Acts and the Synoptic Gospels and John as a sort of history of the early goings on of the early church, and a change over, from an old way of doing things, to a new way of doing things. From the Jewish way, to the Chistian way. Some were still stuck with the idea of not eating meat that was sacrificed. Paul said, if it bothers you, don’t eat it. If it doesn’t bother you, eat it. He knew things were changing, and was giving people time to get used to the new day.Soon, all old things would pass away, and all things would become new. Just like the Holy Spirit one day would come upon each would one day soon come upon each believer immediately at the moment of conversion. You think about this, and give me your thoughts. I know I am not always right, but I think I am on the right track.

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  12. I live in the deep South. I am Catholic. I have heard more venomous, arrogant, self-righteous “witnessing” by fundamentalist Protestants than I care to remember. I have been called Satan by people here as we collected funds for a local charity that assists sick children in our town. I have had to remove Jack Chick anti-catholic tracts from all the cars in our parking lot placed there during Mass. But I do not hate my separated brothers in Christ. There is a generational ignorance of the truth of the Catholic faith here. That, unfortunately, is the result that comes from well intentioned men who “Get the call to preach” but don’t bother to attend a qualified seminary. And it gets passed down again and again. But we get just enough people who go through the RCIA program every year and receive their Sacraments to remind me that God is still calling his people to come home to him. My Goddaughter, (a convert from the Baptist faith) has told me she already knows what her task in purgatory will be. Explaining to all her protestant friends what purgatory is, and why they are in purgatory with her. Pray that God will show mercy to all the people blinded by this world who can’t feel his presence or hear his call. Pray also that the sins committed by our Clergy will not keep people from seeking the truth found in the Catholic faith.

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  13. How horrible . . . . I just finished writing a very lengthy response to this article . . . . when all of a sudden the whole thing disappeared, and was gone in the blink of an eye.

    I still don’t feel well enough to write the whole thing again, but suffice it to say Dr Eowyn, do not ponder over this sorrowful event. I pray that you will be blessed to put this out of your mind, you did all you could do. No one can be forced to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Heavens have noted that you were willing to share the best of Eternal truth with this man.

    I fully believe that both the man and his daughter suffer with mental illness. This is one reason why they feel so comfortable in shifting all the blame for their own life’s problems and failures on the fact that Donald Trump was elected POTUS. This young woman’s drawings really are disturbing, she has obviously had Satanic influences in her life. This is one of the pitiful things that can happen when a young and impressionable person is not prepared to take on the world with spiritual arm.

    The one saving grace in all this is that this girl is a daughter of God the Father, and as such, he always remembers her. Perhaps, he will arrange for someone to come into her life at some point in the future who will be able to teach her the Gospel. After all, it is not her fault that her father made such a disastrous decision to not teach his child about spiritual matters.

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  14. I hope your friend finds peace and starts making some positive decisions for his future, but I have some concerns about his 25 year old college educated daughter. Her drawings look like something a 15 year old boy would draw and kind of disturbing.

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    • Glenn47 . . . I certainly do agree with you about the drawings being more reminiscent of a “15 year old boy, rather than a 25 year old female.” I also feel that she is in the throes of not only mental illness, but has brushed with Satanic influences. That is a very dangerous combination. I hope that she will find some kind of intervention in her life. The same goes for her father.

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  15. When I was in kindergarten, I met a girl the same age as I whose father was the President of a university in Manhattan. He was born and raised a Catholic, by his own admission to me at that time.
    He fought in WW II and survived the Battle of the Bulge. They say war does something to a man, and I believe it. At any rate, he successfully renounced his faith and belief and became a resolute atheist.
    He saw to it that all three of his children were thus raised. (That girl I knew has had a more materially successful life than I, but she and her sister remain atheists. And both are lesbians).
    I think about this man and his daughter now and then. The man relied on the philosophy of Sartre and Camus—by his own admission. Looking back on him (and his strange propensity to smoke in bed, which set his house on fire twice!) I can come to no other conclusion that the man was a psychopath—and one who hated women, at that.
    The man died ten years ago. I think it’s a safe bet to wager where he is spending eternity— not only for his own unbelief, but for enforcing it upon his own flesh and blood.
    As for my own father, I never met a man outside of the priesthood as afraid of offending God as he was. He raised us with the Traditional Roman Catholic faith. For the life he lived, I dare say I believe he is a saint, and I owe him a debt I cannot repay.
    Moral of the Story: Be intelligent and read, and read well. But DON’T be an “intellectual.”

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  16. Dr. Eowyn, this friend of yours is self deceived. As evangelicals, my wife and I dedicated our son to the Lord, and raised him in the teaching of the Lord. “Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
    For us that meant going to church, enrolling him in Christian school, and viewing him as “the mission field” until he really committed himself to the Lord. After dedicating his life to Jesus, he was baptized at our church as a testimony of his faith. Thank God, he did. If my son had turned out like your friend’s daughter, I would be inconsolable.
    My son’s cousin was raised like your friend’s daughter. He’s now changed his name to a female name, is taking sex change drugs, is diagnosed as psychotic, and is in my opinion, demon possessed.

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    • “My son’s cousin was raised like your friend’s daughter. He’s now changed his name to a female name, is taking sex change drugs, is diagnosed as psychotic, and is in my opinion, demon possessed.”


      From my friend’s daughter’s “art” work, she may be possessed as well. Exorcists warn that occult activities (such as casting spells and summoning demons) are gateways for the demonic.

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      • We keep saying here that this is no joke. I know that I mean it. One of the tools they use is to convince us that our ancestors were ignorant and full of superstition. They have “replacements” for faith that provide instant gratification. Religion is like ordering a cheeseburger.

        Well, all that makes is bait for Satan. But, people like these are much too smart for us.

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  17. I was not raised a Traditional Catholic, but I try to live as one. I credit this to the 3 priests on my father’s side of the family. They were all ordained before ‘the changes’ and one in particular did not wish to go along with the changes and was shuffled off to Australia with no parish.
    As for parents who renege on their duties and don’t give their children any religious foundation by using the pretense that they want the children to decide for themselves; my personal experience in a number of cases has been those children have no religious affiliation later in life because they don’t pursue any religious studies on their own.
    As for Catholic Baptism; before the changes of the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Sacrament of Baptism was a rather lengthy rite which included several exorcism prayers. In the current rite of baptism, all exorcism prayers have been removed and it is more a welcoming into the community rather than a rite to remove original sin. (I think the societal results speak for themselves.)
    Here is a link to the Traditional Catholic rite of Baptism for those who may be interested.

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