First off, let me say I am new here and I needed someplace to rant, lol. I am not Catholic, but have taken classed about it and am married to a catholic man. I also am pregnant and on a pregnancy board I was visiting there is this woman. Here’a her background. Her parents are catholic but they wanted her to “chose Jesus for herself” so they NEVER baptized her or anything. She doesn’t want to baptize her child coming because she wants them to “chose” it for itself. Her fiance (yeah she’s pregnant and not married) is catholic as well and says he DOESN’T CARE if the baby is baptized but his mom DOES care. But this woman says she doesnt’ care what his mom wants - that it’s “HER” baby.
So, some guy takes this as a chance to rip on the catholic church and how they believe babies go to hell if they are not baptized. One of my pet peeves is people spouting off about religions they have no concept of. I told him he needs to get his information straight and that is NOT a belief of the church and that in fact for centuries, babies in that situation would go to Limbo and be in total bliss but away from God and I explained that the pope said this is not a teaching either and that he has every belief/hope these babies ARE in heaven with God.
So, this poster who is supposedly supposed to be cacholic says that "I* don’t know about the Cathlic faith and I quote “you should be a little more familiar with what you are talking about. If a child is not baptized, they cannot go to Heaven nor Hell. They would go to Purgatory in all technicality. Just saying. And to be baptized is to repent your sins, believe that Jesus died on the cross, and rose on the 3rd day. So please don’t jump on my case, without having proper knowledge to answer this question in a logical manner!”
Uhh! She doesn’t even know about Catholicism and she “claims” to be catholic (even though she’s not baptized there or apart of the church from RCC rules). Even Satan acknowledges Jesus rose on the 3rd day but I doubt he’s baptized. If that’s what she believes baptism is, she is sorely mistaken, And unbaptied babies go to PURGATORY??? Uhh, where is she getting THIS from???
She just rubbs me the wrong way. I mean, how can you claim to know so much about a faith you know so little about. And she claims to be Catholic and she’s not. She is totally going to ignore her future mother in law’s wants because she wants to put her foot down and show who’s boss when it comes to “her” kids. I mean, how do you even respond or get through to someone like this???