Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. – Acts 2:38
So what is Baptism?
It’s just one of those silly notions that Christianity has pushed for over 2000 years. Just like Jews think you need to cut off your foreskin if you’re a male, many Christians believe you need to get your hair wet before you can be a good person and go to heaven. There is some disagreement between various factions of Christianity, whether you need a full dunking, a complete hair rinse, or just a light sprinkling. There’s also some disagreement over infant baptisms, with some thinking it’s required, and others thinking it doesn’t even count. It’s a shame all those still born babies are going straight to hell because they weren’t baptized.
It’s as ridiculous as believing that you can eat a cracker and drink some fermented grape juice and have a special bond with a guy that supposedly died nailed to a cross. It’s not even a unique concept to Christianity. Like much of the religion’s ideas, it was ripped off from someone else, in this case, the Jews.
It’s all unoriginal mumbo jumbo.
That’s really all baptism is. It doesn’t matter if you’re dunked in it, have it poured over your head, or are given a find sprinkling of it. It’s just water. It doesn’t make you holy, it makes you wet.
There’s nothing mystical about the water that is used for baptisms. It has no special powers because some priest has “blessed” it.
It is water. h2o, most likely with the same trace minerals as the source of the water.You can pour it over your head or bath in it, it won’t do anything different to you than the tap water you can get at home.
The whole concept of Baptism is just a huge con, in an attempt to make you think you need a pastor, minister, priest, whatever your particular church calls the guy who steals you money every Sunday. Because that’s what Baptism is really all about, stealing your hard earned money.
The same people who bitch and moan about paying taxes to the government (which builds our schools and roads, pays our firemen, policemen and teachers, and does thousands of other productive things) have no qualms about donating 10% of their income to some guy because he has sold them on the lie that there is heaven. Wake up people! It’s 2023 and it’s time to stop believing in myths.