hello everyone ive been posting about this situation about my daughters and their jw mom so if u want to get a back story about whats going on you can check out my previous posts.
Note- Daughters are only 5 months old, and i live in the united states.
right now im typing up my court orders to present to the court but ive come to a road block. i want to add reasons to why its not a good idea to have my daughters be baptized at a young age.
HERE IS MY ROUGH DRAFT -
1. "Age appropriate baptism – I wish that my daughters to be baptized at the legal age of 18 years old. Reasons-Religion play a heavy roll in my daughters mothers life. She is Jehovah witness and I believe she wants my daughter’s to be as well. Problem is the age of them being baptized. I have no problem with them being Jehovah witnesses but an age younger than 18 is not acceptable. Being baptized at a Jehovah’s Witness is like signing a contract which my young daughter’s won’t understand at a young age. The mind, body and soul of a person doesn’t fully develop until they reach a certain age and making such a decisions at a young age and not fully understanding the religion’s policies and rules and consequence that follow if they choose to leave the religion I fear will have a negative effect on my daughters which I fear will damage them in adulthood.
Example – You baptize your child as a Jehovah witness at a young age such as 7 or 10. Children tend to want to make decision like this just to make parents happy not knowing exactly what they are getting into. Children want to be doctors at 5, movie stars at 7, astronauts at 10. Such young minds still developing not knowing exactly what they want in life. Becoming a Jehovah witness you would have to give up those dreams because the practices of the religion won’t allow you ventures on those endeavors. WHY? Because you in order to stay active as a Jehovah witness you would have spend a lot of hours and time and hours knocking on doors and attending meetings two to three times a week, instead of pursing a higher education which the Jehovah witness organization highly discouraged.
If my daughters get baptized young and later realize that the Jehovah witness life isn’t for them and decided to leave the religion or stop going to meeting or any of the religious functions. I fear the consequences. Being a Jehovah witness you are encouraged not to have any friends outside of the religion and become friends with people only in the church, "
i stopped right there. Can anybody give me a hand here and let me know of some ideas i can add on to this. I know a bit about JW but i know there are some EXJW on this sight that could possibly shed some more insight.