So I was thinking about baptism today, and something that was said in my JC meeting a few months ago. I was baptized at the ripe old age of 10. Yes that's right, 10. That should be illegal. What kind of 10 year old knows what they want to do for the rest of their life? I think there should be a limit on when one can get baptized. There is a reason you're not considered an adult until you're 18. It's because you're not an adult! And even at 18, who in their right mind really knows what they want to do.
Anyway, it bugs me because if someone has reached say 15 years of age, they begin to be looked badly upon by others if they have not gotten baptized. Why aren't you baptized? Are you doing something immoral? You're not studying enough are you? What's wrong with you? That's what I've seen at least. In my JC meeting, they brought up the vow that I had made, and told me I had an obligation to fulfill it whether I wanted to or not. I had made a vow. I thought to myself, "WTF? How could I possibly have known what I was getting into at 10 years old? And now I'm bound for the rest of my life by something I did when I was 10? Not Bloody Likely! There is no way that would hold up in the imperfect human courts of this evil evil world. Why then would Jehovah accept the vow of a 10 year old?
Just my ramblings. Any thoughts?