"My own baptism was the stereotypical routine, no incidents. The baptism (attempt) of my oldest son was very similar to Noah's.
The water heater had gone out at the chapel so the font was filled with raw tap water (40 degrees). A boy and a girl…"
"Good story? Your story is truely horrific. That was abusive, mentally and physically.
My baptism was coerced. I knew it was expected, I had to do it like it or not so I just did it.
Your story is exactly why I am not JUST an atheist, but…"
"That would be horrifying! I really feel like 8-year-olds really don't know any better. I sure didn't. Really, I just wanted a white dress. And getting baptized was the hip thing to do.
Why do they baptize by immersion when Satan controls…"
"Not as good as yours!
Mine was very low-key, since it happened on a weeknight and due to family differences I only went to the LDS church a couple times a month. I remember feeling gypped since I didn't have the 'big' party…"
"Haha, that's so great! I'd love to see someone beat that story :-)
My baptism was fairly typical. Eight years old, white dress and braided hair, cutesy little holy ghost talks. The end. My non-mormon grandma was there, and she took a…"
Being born into the church with my parents having converted about three years prior to my conception, at the mature age of eight I was automatically deemed able to truly decide for myself whether or not I was willing to fully commit myself as a member. I admit at the time I wanted to, well, for the most part. I being a child with a gullible underdeveloped mind had no problem believing in Mormon magic and the like, so, sure. I was ready! Just one problem...I had an immense phobia of submerging…See More
"Good day to you all. I am quite new to this website. I am as far as I know still an ordained Aaronic Priest. When I was at the proper age for such a thing my father and other LDS' persuaded the bishop that this was a great idea to go through…"
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