Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Death by baptism

A six-week-old baby drowned after a being baptized. The priest is being investigated for manslaughter. I think Father Valentin has some explaining to do. He allegedly did not hold the baby’s mouth and nose closed during the three dunks necessary to induct the boy into whatever faith the pointless ritual represented. It’s all good though because the baptism was completed, and the boy got his spot in heaven. I don’t understand why mom and dad are so pissed. Heaven is a better place. Right? Perhaps their anger is misplaced? They could have prevented their son’s death.

"He couldn't inhale, his face turned blue and he was foaming at the mouth. He [the priest] said we should not interrupt this their ritual," he said.

Or perhaps they understand that they needlessly endangered the life of their son and now want to hold somebody else accountable?

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