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Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:47 pm

I'm off to a christening next month, I was just wondering is everyone supposed to buy a present? I asked my mam and she said she didn't think so, however the god parents should.
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Re: Christenings

Postby Bel Bel » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:49 pm

i usually do but i think i have only been to family christening
can you ask anyone else who is going
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Re: Christenings

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:15 pm

Well it's my bf's (and mine apparently) nephew's christening. I'd have gotten something but the family aren't big on buying presents for each other. When the the baby was born no one got her anything - I did, it's just I don't see why I should have to compensate for her two brothers not buying anything.
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Re: Christenings

Postby Bel Bel » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:19 pm

it's not compensating for others it's showing you care enough to go out and buy a gift for the little one, i think it's more about the thought and effort made
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Re: Christenings

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:24 pm

I know, I just bought him stuff when he was born and stuff for Christmas and I'll get stuff for his birthday where as the two boys won't and certainly didn't get her anything when he was born.

I don't see the point in christenings (sorry if I offend anyone), both parents are not religious - they don't go to church...I therefore see no point. One of my friends got her son baptised - I saw the point for her since her husband goes to church religiously (sorry I couldn't resist) each week.

My bf said it's a nice thing to do, so I told him if we ever had a baby and he wanted it christened - I would happily go along with under ONE term...he took the baby to church every sunday until it was 18!
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Re: Christenings

Postby Bel Bel » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:27 pm

The onyl reason i can see to get baptised is you can get married in a church
I didn't get married in a church and actually didn't want to as i don't believe in god so thought it was hypicritical, people like to do it becasue hurches look nice (thats coz they have so much mony but thats a whole other topic you don't want me to get started on :roll: )
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Re: Christenings

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:29 pm

Precisely...my parents never got me christened...my mam the none religious one wanted me christened, my dad the religious one didn't! He said he wouldn't come if she got me christened, so she never did - I think she regrets it. However they've always said that I could choose my own religion rather than being "forced" into the one they chose for me.
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