Baptism or Child Abuse?
Reader, I'm horrified! Why is it necessary to dunk infants into water like this and how can anyone smile while shocking the child? This is child abuse, in the name of "God. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that babies are sinners...If this was the case, then babies will go to hell. This false doctrine of "baptismal regeneration" was perpetuated by Augustine and the Catholic church.
On last Tuesday 600 infants were baptized inside Tbilisi Trinity Cathedral with Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia becoming godfather to all of them. In an effort to help increase the birth rate in the small Caucasus nation, the patriarch came up with an initiative to baptize every third child born to an Orthodox Christian family, as well as every subsequent child thereafter.