Atheist baby. The baby doesn't want baptised... O.K. Just my opinion. If you really are an athiest, this would not bother you. You are just getting a little wet. It means nothing. Pic because cookies are awes baby baptised atheist Church lol rawl lmfao
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#32 - redrummurder (11/25/2012) [-]
O.K. Just my opinion. If you really are an athiest, this would not bother you. You are just getting a little wet. It means nothing. Pic because cookies are awesome.
#36 to #32 - brinden (11/25/2012) [-]
If you were an atheist baby, however, it'd bother you since babies get upset at everything
User avatar #56 - dikslapping (11/25/2012) [-]
>Cover the baby in intricate demonic signs and writing with ink that turns red when wet with vinegar.
>Pour some Vinegar in the basin for the baptism.
>?????
>profit.
#47 - goingtopuke ONLINE (11/25/2012) [-]
i find it amazing that the people of funnyjunk can argue the religious meaning of a picture that in the end is just a joke
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User avatar #40 - thegirlyoudespise (11/25/2012) [-]
Thankfully for me, my parents did not baptize me because they wanted me to explore and choose my own religion
User avatar #66 to #40 - thebritishguy (01/01/2013) [-]
even if they did baptise you it wouldn't mean you had to be a christian
#58 to #40 - ihavecontentthumbs (11/25/2012) [-]
lucky you
User avatar #25 - baditch (11/25/2012) [-]
He's not an atheist.
He's a baby.
User avatar #31 to #25 - techketzer (11/25/2012) [-]
A baby cannot hold a belief.
Technically, they are atheist.
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User avatar #51 to #48 - techketzer (11/25/2012) [-]
Wrong.
Atheism is the lack of belief in a deity; exactly what's present in a baby.
#49 - muzzology (11/25/2012) [-]
Since religion is something we are taught as we grow up ever baby is an atheist...

User avatar #55 - drldrl (11/25/2012) [-]
People, it's called a joke.
User avatar #59 to #55 - harlawkid (11/25/2012) [-]
thank you!
User avatar #1 - jamesisawesome (11/24/2012) [-]
Well, by default we're born Atheists.
User avatar #42 to #1 - defeats (11/25/2012) [-]
We would actually be agnostic I think.
Personally I'm an agnostic, and I don't really think that most people who call themselves Athiest truly understand what it means.
An Athiest would never need to argue that God doesn't exist.
Atheists are people who believe they don't need to prove God doesn't exist, but that it has to be proved to them that a God does exist.

I mean, it's fair to say, if you don't believe in the existence of a God, why do you have to argue that none exist?
User avatar #45 to #42 - nigman (11/25/2012) [-]
To educate stupid people that **** your life up in the name of god. Like torturing someone for looking through a telescope, stoning women to death for showing their face in public, flying planes into buildings, etc.
User avatar #2 to #1 - nigman (11/25/2012) [-]
When we are born, we are completely sure there is no god?
#8 to #2 - Rascal (11/25/2012) [-]
atheism doesn't mean "absolutely know there isn't god"
atheism means doesn't BELIEVE there is
know=\=believe
#3 to #2 - ThumbingUp (11/25/2012) [-]
Honestly, think about it. It would never occur to most people that any "god" existed if we didn't grow up hearing about it all the time.
User avatar #4 to #3 - nigman (11/25/2012) [-]
On the contrary... there have been approx 10,000 different gods that have been created by man over the entire history for our species. The christan god is just 1 of them. So as far as I know, every human civilization throught history has resorted to using mythical, supernatural beings to explain their world. We appear to be predisposed to this way of thinking as a species.
User avatar #54 to #4 - blacksmithgu (11/25/2012) [-]
Starting from tens of thousands of years ago, humans and their predecessors coined the idea of "God/Gods" in order to explain the various natural phenomena which occurs in our world, from its creation to why it rains. The idea was long unchallenged and branched off into the thousands of religions, each created from what each civilization thought were the "true God(s)".

Atheists were a rare sight until relatively recently - perhaps the late 1800's as the modern era inexorably began. Atheists are just those people who think more and more can be explained by science rather by supernatural phenomena or religion, due to our dramatically improved understanding of our world and its sometimes convoluted laws. As an atheist, it's pretty much a given that there are holes in "beliefs" as science is imperfect, but you just deal with it because the atheist doesn't see any better explanation through religion.

TL;DR: Religion started a long time ago and has been adapted/changed through oral tradition and culture. Good atheists know that they can't explain everything with science, but don't think religion is the answer.
#15 to #4 - BroadSword (11/25/2012) [-]
Carvaka, a branch of hinduism is actually anti-theist. Its a system of Indian philosophy that assumes various forms of philosophical skepticism and religious indifference. There have been civilisations that have operated fine without gods. Also its actually over 20,000 estimated gods created by man.
Carvaka, a branch of hinduism is actually anti-theist. Its a system of Indian philosophy that assumes various forms of philosophical skepticism and religious indifference. There have been civilisations that have operated fine without gods. Also its actually over 20,000 estimated gods created by man.
User avatar #21 to #15 - nigman (11/25/2012) [-]
So your example of a human civilization that does not have any gods is Indian?

When I say every human civilization throught history has resorted to using mythical, supernatural beings to explain their world, I am not meaning 100% of the population believes it. There can be individuals that do not believe, but the civilization in which they live has created god(s) to believe in.
#65 to #4 - ThumbingUp (11/26/2012) [-]
That's why I said "most" people. Not all. Yes, I am aware that throughout history people have thought up some crazy **** . But most humans don't imagine gods on their own. They just hear about it from other humans.
#11 - LEDEL (11/25/2012) [-]
why does it matter if someone is baptized or not? it won't change who he is in the future, and if there is heaven/hell think of it as paradise insurance.


and i don't care who you are, there is a 50/50 chance on there being a God, or if it was some freak act of nonexistence becoming something. No one knows or will ever know until you die.
User avatar #16 to #11 - zraxx (11/25/2012) [-]
while i do agree with you, for arguments sake. if all religion is is "paradise insurance" why is it so upheld in society?
User avatar #24 to #11 - iamhungrywhut (11/25/2012) [-]
well i got circumcised now i have half a dick because of my parents religion
User avatar #39 to #24 - defeats (11/25/2012) [-]
I'm sorry to hear that... But the presence of a foreskin really doesn't make your penis look much bigger... Everything definitely feels better though.
User avatar #62 to #39 - iamhungrywhut (11/26/2012) [-]
I didn't say it looked bigger
User avatar #63 to #62 - defeats (11/26/2012) [-]
Just the way you said you now only have half a dick.
User avatar #64 to #63 - iamhungrywhut (11/26/2012) [-]
ahh okay then sorry
User avatar #23 to #11 - zevran (11/25/2012) [-]
Er... where do you get 50% chance of god from?

That's like saying there is a 50% chance unicorns exist.

Anyway, baptism doesn't hurt the child. But it begins an unhealthy indoctorination into an organized religion.
User avatar #22 to #11 - roflcopterkklol **User deleted account** (11/25/2012) [-]
I have legally died 3 times, one of which was for 2 minutes.
there is no god.
User avatar #13 to #11 - shiifter (11/25/2012) [-]
I'm just waiting for some disgruntled 14 year old "Athiest" ******* to come down here and try to "correct" you. It's not even a matter of if. It's a matter of when.
User avatar #61 to #13 - shiifter (11/26/2012) [-]
Point proven.
User avatar #17 - sirchopchop (11/25/2012) [-]
My argument would be that, if any god exists, wouldn't the highest achievement for them be creating the universe? The universe is ever expanding, but is only mentioned 4 times throughout the Bible, 3 time in the Quran, and to my knowledge, never in the Torah. Something as large scale as the universe should be a crowning achievement, not just Earth.

There might be a higher power somewhere, or there might not be, but I doubt that any religion on Earth explains how everything went down
User avatar #18 to #17 - kanatana ONLINE (11/25/2012) [-]
See, that's the thing: the Bible was written at a time in which even basic chemistry was confusing for man. Just for the sake of this argument, let's assume God is real, and the Bible was written (and/or translated) according to His word.

Much of the Bible is written in parables. It isn't a big stretch to think that God knew that the concept of the universe was too much for humans at the time, so He kept the whole thing on the hush. He mentioned it so little because it wasn't that important; what was was people learning about Him and getting through life. It's only relatively recently that we have learned to put the whole universe into perspective.
User avatar #20 - tkfourtwoone ONLINE (11/25/2012) [-]
And that is why, in my narrow-minded vision of the world, baptising should be illegal to the age of 18.
You know, the wonder-age when it is assumed you have the discernment for your actions.
IMO that is the age when people should CHOOSE (not shoved down their throats) their religion according to their education at home OR personal preferences after several years of studying different religions and their philosophies!
Or, heaven forbid, they might not chose any religion at all!
If we are to be given true human rights, let one CHOSE his religion! And inb4 "you can always convert" FYI no Muslim (for instance) can ever convert to another religion; as far as I know, that would be punishable by death.
User avatar #38 to #20 - defeats (11/25/2012) [-]
Well, a parent or guardian has legal authority over their child.
Also, for a parents who's a believer, if their child dies without being baptised they cannot go to heaven.
#5 - deathhardiv (11/25/2012) [-]
This is why I hate so many Christians
How about you let him formulate his own theories and morals rather than just shove it down his throat
User avatar #9 to #5 - cantfindausername ONLINE (11/25/2012) [-]
Just because the baby is baptized, doesn't mean the baby is a certain religion. The baby doesn't even know what religion is. It won't even remember being baptized.
User avatar #10 to #9 - gamebug (11/25/2012) [-]
I, as an atheist, am constantly embarrassed to have to add "Well, I was baptized Catholic" to my "I am an Atheist" response to religious questions...
#14 to #10 - lolznintwo (11/25/2012) [-]
Then don't do it. I'm pretty sure it's as simple as that.
User avatar #12 to #10 - cantfindausername ONLINE (11/25/2012) [-]
I think I was baptized and circumcised, and I'm an Atheist.
#29 to #12 - spedals (11/25/2012) [-]
How can you "think" you were circumcised? Its right there just take a peak.
User avatar #52 to #29 - cantfindausername ONLINE (11/25/2012) [-]
Oh, I meant I think I was baptized and I was circumcised. Silly me.
User avatar #44 to #10 - ultrarobbie (11/25/2012) [-]
So what if you were baptised? It's a little small thing that doesn't mean anything unless you're religious yourself. I myself was baptised, but I'm still an Atheist - It's not going to exclude you from any Atheist clubs or anything, jeez.
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