My wife and I are not church goers and we are expecting our first child in September. So we'll have to deal with the whole baptism/Church thing in the near future.
My wife was raised Catholic by a pretty Catholic family...they are rather involved with the church and they go every Sunday, pray before big meals...stuff like that. And her aunt is a nun. (Funny story...we weren't married in a church...we won the all expenses paid Y98 Mega Wedding and got married in a flower shop...which was pretty cool. But her aunt doesn't recognize our marriage to this day because, 1) I didn't convert to Catholicism ... 2) We weren't married in a church. But whatever.)
I was raised UCC and I was baptized and confirmed...but after I was confirmed, I stopped going to church. It just wasn't for me. My mom enjoyed going to church, but my dad never went.
Neither my wife or me really back organized religions...it's just not something we believe strongly in. We made educated decisions based on our past experience with our religions. So...free will, right?
I know there will be pressure to baptize our child from both of our families...and I have no idea what we are going to do, or if we'll start going to church with our kid when he/she is old enough.
I'd rather not. When our child is old enough, I'd like to ask them if they would like to start going to Sunday school/Church. If they want to, that's cool...we'll probably go with them I guess. I guess that will buy me at least another 5 or 6 years of sleeping in on Sundays.
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