violence! in the church

There was a Youtube video going viral.  It showed a Greek Orthodox baptism in a Greek church.

Journalists decried the violent treatment of the baby.

These people parody themselves.

Bizarre moment priest repeatedly dunks tiny baby in water in ‘most violent baptism ever’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5723147/Orthodox-bishop-violently-dunks-baby-water-baptism.html

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/enthusiastic-archbishop-carries-out-the-12522791

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8 thoughts on “violence! in the church”

  1. Well . . . yes. All three of mine were baptized the same way. The youngest by his uncle, Fr. George Lardas. All three screamed like the dickens. What do you expect when a baby is put in water over their head? They do it three times in the name of the Trinity.

    That is how it is done in the Orthodox church. Been that way for nearly 2000 years. (And all three of mine are doing fine.)

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  2. Interesting, isn’t it, that no one – on pain of immediate imprisonment – may report on organized violent treatment of women (“sex-grooming”) by members of an unnamed religion in England?

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  3. Fragile snowflakes can’t imagine surviving such an ordeal. Fortunately, the parents and everyone else was ok with it — everyone else except the tabloid press, who attempt to exploit this for clicks. I have to wonder how many readers cared.

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  4. civil westman:
    Interesting, isn’t it, that no one – on pain of immediate imprisonment – may report on organized violent treatment of women (“sex-grooming”) by members of an unnamed religion in England?

    Great point.

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  5. Larry Koler:

    civil westman:
    Interesting, isn’t it, that no one – on pain of immediate imprisonment – may report on organized violent treatment of women (“sex-grooming”) by members of an unnamed religion in England?

    Great point.

    It might be that grooming is a kind of baptism for Islamic men to offer to the world. And it just might take more than 3 times, too. Once for each of the many names of Satan.

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