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?

 


BIRTHDAYS ARE A SIN?

The Roman Catholic Church claims that sprinkling water on a baby or an adult while saying, "I baptise you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" does amazing things. It takes away the sin we are born with, original sin, and any other sins and grafts us on to Jesus making us his servants. It puts Jesus and God inside us to live in us and inspire us. The Church says that baptism heals the inclination towards sin that original sin causes. Baptism is a sacrament. It pictures cleansing from sin and the effects of sin and actually does what it pictures.

Some of the saints refused to celebrate their birthdays and opted instead for the date of their baptism to be celebrated as their real birthday, the day they started to walk with God by the power of the ritual. The doctrine of baptism having the power to put God inside a baby soul when he wasn't there before, meaning there was no real good in the child for good apart from God is really badness, implies that celebrating birthdays is wrong. It is more important to be in union with God. But if you weren't born you couldn't be baptised! The Christian answer to that problem is that birth is a curse without God so baptism in which we are reborn or born properly is the only birthday that counts.