I couldn’t find something that addressed my question exactly on search, so I apologize if this has been asked a million times before.
I recently found out that I was baptized Catholic as an infant. I would have had no way of knowing that due to a complicated adoption/fostering process, but my bio-mother was sent a picture at the time and showed it to me when we reconnected. It’s academic since I’m non-Christian, but I have some questions.
So, in reading about how you guys think about baptism, basically it cancels out original sin, making it possible to go to heaven, and subjects one to the law of the Church, if I’m reading it right. And failing to keep the law of the church entails sins of various types. In my situation then where I was baptized but not raised in the church and therefore ignorant of the whole thing, do I just have a whole bunch of weird sins I could never have known I was committing stacked up like cord wood? Or do you have to know you’re sinning to be held accountable to it? Like, if I died and y’all are right, is my rap sheet going to have “didn’t go to Mass for 20 years” on there?
Or, does it even count if the people who baptized me did the thing without the intent of raising me in the church?
Thanks in advance.