Oh, a story from my baptism that I forgot to add...
I was a babe, merely 12 years old when I decided that getting baptized was the only
way to get in line to the new system to have the chance to see my dear grandfather again
(he'd passed on three months before, and I still cry to this day about it, seventeen years
I got in the pool, was dunked, and then heard "Sister, Sister!"
I didn't even turn around LOL I was nearly out of the pool before they tapped my shoulder
and said something I will never forget.
Anyone here ever seen the Lewis Black routine where he talks about hearing the
stupidest sentence you've ever heard...and not being able to think about it
for more then a few seconds because if you do, you're sure to die of an aneurism?
This was one of those kinds of sentences.
I was told: "Your hair didn't go under all the way."
My hair was down to my, well anyway I felt the top and it felt wet to me! But they insisted.
"We don't want it on our conscience if you weren't baptized properly, please come back so
we can do it again."
and they DID!
Like god would have kept me out of the kingdom for being 'only mostly baptized'...
Twice dunked, and still just as out *lol*
p.s. if they'd said "Do you know that you're pledging your life to an organization
of old guys who can change their opinions at will and insist you follow...or you'll
lose your family and almost everyone you love?" How many of us would have gotten into