I recently saw a news scroll on a tv news channel (I was bored) about Mormons apologizing to the family of Simon Wiesenthal for Baptizing dead holocaust victims.
You know, sometimes I think some groups of people are in a contest to see who can be the most ridiculous. First, why would anybody care if a dead person was baptized? Second, why would anybody be baptizing a dead person? Baptism only works when you're alive.
Why would Jews be offended by Baptism? Baptism was invented (for all intents and purposes) by John the Baptist, who was a Jew, and who baptized other Jews. I mean c'mon, Baptism is nothing more than a spiritual awakening and enlightenment, dying in the darkness (of the flesh) and being reborn in the light (of salvation). Who would be offended by that? Seems like a positive thing to me. Jesus was Baptized, he was a Jew. He wasn't that big a fan of it however.
"If man does not know the root of water, then what good does it do for him to be Baptized in it?" -JC
I can understand Jews not accepting Baptism as part of their religion. Its just a ceremony, like any other. If the RCC was trying to force them to do it then that would be a problem, obviously, but someone Baptizing dead people is harmless and certainly not an insult.
The world really is becoming an ideocracy.
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