I really don't want this to turn into a Pro-Christian/Anti Christian anything. So if you're thinking about debating with me, just stop now. That is not what I am after here. Thank you.
Anyway! Moving right along.
We're talked about this before. I'm a Christian, Scott is not. We have talked about what place God will have in our home and in our family, and reached a place that we are both comfortable with. Basically if I want God to have a place in Websters life, its up to me. Scott is not interested in participating, but he won't hinder either. Which is fine. We need to be able to respect each others beliefs, values and opinions about this.
I'm pretty non-denominational, but if I had to choose, I lean more towards a Foursquare point of view. Scott was raised Catholic, but wants nothing to do with the Catholic Church. Since I'm not Catholic, thats fine with me!
So my dilemma is as follows. I want to do something to introduce Webster to the church at a young age. Something like a Baptism, Christening, dedication etc. Foursquare doesn't baptise infants, and a dedication really involves both parents. We're not Catholic, so a Christening seems odd. But I need to do something. I feel like I need to have this as a commitment from me to Webster that I will follow through on his relationship with God. I want for him to have the benefit of the community, and the lifelong foundation that the Church can bring. I think if there is some sort of ceremony, then I will be more likely to hold up my end of the bargain. I haven't been regularly attending church for years, if really ever. I don't have a home church. There are 2 that I know of that I am comfortable in, but it's really hard to get up and go to a new church where you don't know anyone all by your self. But I want to do that for Webster.
Anyway, back to the point at hand. What do we do? I talked to a couple people who have similar beliefs, and they suggested having a blessing. Which I think may be a good compromise, since we can do it where/when/how we want with family (And God Parents) present, without needing to be "members" of a church.
Did you have an alternate religious ceremony for your children? Anything you wish you would have done?
**I should add that Scott doesn't have anything against the Catholic Church, or any denomination in particular. He just "doesn't want what they are serving". It isn't anything against one belief over another. I misrepresented his viewpoint a little, and I don't want to do that. I respect his beliefs, and I don't want to twist them.**
4 years ago