Hi, I have a question concerning a good friend of mine. He grew up going to Catholic schools all his life, but I assume he was not well-catechized because he abandoned his Catholic roots. He chose to attend a nondenominational church when he went to college.
Now that he is here in college, he is experimenting with many different beliefs, being most persuaded with those of a “local” (50 mi. away) Primitive Baptist church. He wants to join that church, but they want him to be baptized again (I’m assuming because he was baptized as an infant) in a nearby river.
His other friends and he want me to attend this event, knowing that I am a Christian in the Catholic tradition. However, I want to make my opposition to his actions known. Should I go, knowing completely about their hostility to my Catholic faith? Or should I avoid it in protest, explaining to him why I refuse to attend? I’m afraid my attendance would show support.
I know that the baptism they do is meaningless since he’s already been properly baptized.