A Baptized Bastard.

I am, a bastard child, born into a religious family. Obviously this would be a problem to some, however I was still baptized as an infant. Apparently

my great grandmother was really involved in the churches dealings, and managed to 'pull some strings', so to speak. I asked my dad about it, and he replyed by asking me if I had any idea how difficult it was to do that. Of course, I don't. He went on to say that my religion is still my choice though. No one inside of my family has ever persecuted me for being a bastard child, nor have they tried to force religion upon me, and I'm thankful for that. I've gotten enough **** from other people on that subject. Still, the look on people's faces when I tell them I'm baptized, but also born out of wedlock is priceless. To some, I'm this impossibility. Others say I should count my blessings, consider myself lucky, and a few people have actually been quite disgusted. I do believe in god, in my own way, but I've lost faith in organized religion. It seems too corrupt. Too many people being taken advantage of, and taking advantage of the church itself, with their own personal agendas. That, or they take the beliefs too far, twisting them and turning them into something that I seriously doubt god would agree with. This opinion of mine is nothing new, I just felt like talking about it. Regardless of what people think of me, and what I am, I'd like to think that it does'nt make me any less of a person. I just try my best y'know?

mistaXbarreto mistaXbarreto
18-21, M
2 Responses Mar 3, 2010

Hii my name is Alexiee and I don't know my father. My mom was really young when she got pregnant she was 18. And surprisingly she had me and my brother as twins. 1 boy and 1 girl, me. I always thought of how it was to have a father. I wonder what he looks like and what's his name. People tell me that I have lots of father figures Like my uncle. My step brothers and sisters are very close to me
Its like we are regular sisters and brothers. But when one of them gets mad at me they say that my father never wanted me and couldn't care less about me. And a week ago my little cousin called me a bastard a person with no father. He said who is your father anyway? I shrugged it off and put on a brave face. and today I cried so much to let out my feelings
I don't wanna go to my mom and tell her this because I think that she will say that it doesn't matter. But it does to me.

I'll just go ahead and say it: There are a lot of dirks in churches. As one priest I read said, what better place for evil to hide. <br />
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Yet, there are many, many good people in most of them. The hard part is making sure who they are.<br />
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About baptism specifically, I don't know of any denomination that requires a person to have been the product of a married couple in order for that person to be baptized. Whoever is telling you that is giving you some crap, ignorant idea. They can get stuffed.<br />
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(I have several close relatives who are adopted, all the products of people grooving out of wedlock. They are also all baptized.)<br />
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Whenever someone tells you that God somehow counts you out because of someone else's (your natural parents, in this case) behavior, you have every right, and obligation even, to be suspicious. You don't have to tell them directly, but, once again, they can get stuffed. They do not have your best interests at heart. Plus, they are wrong.