We are both aetheist too and not having Myles christened, my MIL is very religious and my DH's brother got their dd christened for her sake but i am not prepared to do that, as far as i am concerned it will be m's choice when he is old enough
my 3 kids arent christened and wont be, im not christened neither are my brothers and sister.
my OH is catholic and his mum n dad are religious, (MIL is always in church)and want us to get them christened but im not religious so dont see why i should. they dont necessarily want them to be catholic, MIL just wants them christened because shes scared they will be sent into limbo when they die if there not
i do believe in god and all that but just dont feel i have to go to a building called a church to have faith in god.
i know people who go to church tho and they find it very comforting and sometimes i actually envy them of that!!!
my MIL actually took BIL little girl into her kitchen and blessed her with holy water because he refused to have her christened
We had our LO christened, DH is christened, and i am both christened and confirmed
I do believe in God, yet don't go to church all that often.
We had Reuben Christened as it is part of family tradition and also our british heritage, the same as celebrating xmas, easter etc.
As a child, i enjoyed going to Sunday school and learning the stories of the bible, and for me, if you believe the stories are true, or made up, it gave me a place in our community, it was fun to learn the stories, and learn about Christianity.
I wanted to give my LO that chance to be a part of the church. It will probably not be until the xmas service that i take him to church now, but as he grows older, he will be able to choose if he wants to be involved, and whatever he chooses is ok, but i would like him to have had a taste of what it is like so he can decide properly iykwim
I am not christened but my husband is. We dont go to church and are very open minded with religion.
Roman is due to be christened next week and we have chose to do it so that later in life he can make the decision as to what he believes and if he chooses God then we pushed him in the right direction from being young. Also we have chose 2 very special people that are not related to him in anyway but we want them to be a big part of his life and also to be part of his life if anything was to happen to me or my husband. Its easy to just say that, that is what we want but we wanted to make it official.
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