Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?


Baptism is so important to the Church and its understanding of what Jesus wants that the Church agrees with people who have a child all covered in sores and who is very sick being baptised with stagnant water. This happened a lot in the poor hygiene of the Middle Ages. It can happen today in war zones. Infection will happen and may result in the death of the child. The Church holds that baptism must still be given for spiritual life that is being made pleasing to God by baptism matters far more than physical life. Jesus put his spiritual life before his physical life and didn't try to escape the arrest that led to his cross. He risked the life of his mother and friends and brothers in the way he practiced his spirituality.
Show solidarity with the babies and the sick who were killed by filthy baptismal water by keeping your baby away from the poisonous waters of baptism.