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"What are godparents?"

That's a pretty shitty policy.

Ironic that I've been asked to be godfather to so many kids (of my Christian friends and family members) that I've lost count.

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I’m a god parent. In name only obviously. His mother is Catholic, but not Catholic and he’s gay. Basically just promised to watch out for the guy

Punch Level 4 Nov 9, 2018
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The people who godfathered the members of this site clearly failed in their duty.

Sgt_Spanky Level 6 Nov 8, 2018
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My father kept pressing me to get confirmed (as an Anglican - Generally you do this about 14-16). I kept refusing because I did not quite believe.

Finally, as a supposedly clinching argument, he said to just do it to let my godparents off the hook for my soul. Then I could do whatever I wanted.

I responded by asking who my godparents were.

The subject of confirmation never came up again.

John_Tyrrell Level 5 Nov 8, 2018
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So what happened ya think? They realized the godparents thing was bologna since they were so uninvolved you didnt even know who they were?

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I was asked to be a godmother and we settled on guardian. That is what they really wanted and what I am comfortable with.

Paracosm Level 7 Nov 8, 2018
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Good for you - negotiating a different word, which would still give you a place in your friends' childrens' lives.

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I thought it just meant if the parents carcked it you had to look after the kid.
Should get the PC crowd onto it. Can't say actress anymore, call it secondbestparent.

powder Level 7 Nov 8, 2018
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Since the point of Godparents is to help raise the child in the faith, it makes sense to choose godparents that practice that faith. A Catholic can't vow to help raise a child in a different faith and vice t.

KissedbySun Level 7 Nov 8, 2018
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I am a godparent and have no idea what my responsibilities entail. At least she's in college now so I'm unlikely to show my ignorance

Seeker3CO Level 7 Nov 8, 2018
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Technically, you can't be a God parent if you are not Catholic. During the ceremony, you are asked to help raise the child Catholic.

This is Information that I received many decades ago. So, take it with a grain of salt.

Jay1313132018 Level 5 Nov 8, 2018
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I've been asked to act as godfather for the children of two relatives, neither of whom I have seen or spoken to for the last 30 years. I probably wouldn't recognize the children (who are full-grown by now) if I met them on the street.

Seems like a useless custom to me.

Elganned Level 4 Nov 8, 2018
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God parents is nice concept, we just need to come up with a secular name for that concept.

creative51 Level 7 Nov 8, 2018
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Uhhh...so some infant, who doesn't even have the concept of the number 2...or not to number 2 in it's diaper...can't have a friend or family member assigned to assist raising? I didn't know that...and it seems like a stupid rule. Seems like that's who SHOULD have godparents...since they are being raised without the guidance and brainwashing into ridiculous beliefs.

jondspen Level 6 Nov 8, 2018
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They are ppl u have to deal with

Morganfreeman Level 7 Nov 8, 2018
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The whole idea creeps me out.

MarvelAnn Level 7 Nov 8, 2018
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