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How to host a stylish adult baptism

November 14, 2012 | By Abraham | 29 comments

Everything you need to know in order to put on an elegant baptism that won’t disappoint…

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29 Comments

  1. JZ says:

    My faith doesn’t do baptism by submersion, but the fact that she “prefers” it to be done in a swimming pool instead of a church tells me everything I need to know…

  2. B says:

    I guess I’m not churchy enough to understand what’s so super wrong with this? I mean, OK in a pool is totally weird, but I don’t see why the video is so horrible. Yeah it’s rich people crap, but At least people are being baptised. Isn’t that what religious people like to hear, about baptisms? Isn’t a weird baptism better than none at all?

    1. Andy says:

      I think a lot of Christians would say that an unauthentic baptism is worse than none at all. Generally we believe that believers will be changed by their new identity in Christ, and a lot of what this woman had to say would arguably run contrary to what that identity should look like. If this woman/people like her believe that being dunked in water actually makes you right with God (without the relationship and change that goes along with being a believer), then they are deceived.

    2. Scott says:

      It’s kind of like PDQ Bach (the spoof on classical music). If you’re familiar with the theology and tradition behind baptism, you’ll be more able to see the eye-rolling, gag-inducing, palm-to-forehead-smacking, groan-emitting, disgusting (yet hilarious) elements of this video.

      btw, I just love how this all-about-me, “stylish” baptism was sabotaged by God via rain. I guess a more “traditional” baptism would’ve covered that contingency.

  3. Anna says:

    Because nothing says “I’m taking up my cross and denying myself” than like spending money and centering allllll that attention on yourself (instead of on the one who redeemed you).
    This has to be a joke. It has to be…

    1. This Guy says:

      You’re implying that most people who actively practise Christianity actually understand what they profess to believe.

  4. PS3Gamer says:

    As a believer, this cultural Christian stuff is a front to what real Christianity is. Many are lukewarm. Many are like the 5 foolish bridesmaids in the Bible. Many outwardly profess to be Christians, but inwardly are dead. What a shame.

  5. Griffin says:

    If this is what you want, pass on the Baptism. You aren’t a Christian.

    C’mon internet. Call me judgmental. I don’t care. This is from hell.

    1. kyle says:

      I went to the website listed listed at the end. It’s legit. Apparently this woman has a show on the “Style” network called “Big, Rich Texas”.

      And I’m feeling sick.

  6. Scott says:

    Where is the best place to have a baptism? A lake, a church, or a pool? How about in secret in an apartment if you live in places like the Middle East, North Africa, North Korea, or Southeast Asia because just that simple act puts your life in danger. And they are concerned about glamorizing it and making it all about them? This video makes me sick.

  7. Patrick says:

    Nothing in the video says it’s a Christian ceremony. At the end, she said that its a commitment to live a better life, not a commitment to try to live a life like Christ. I mean, clearly baptism comes out of Christianity, but this in the video appears to be a meaningless cultural ceremony. Just one more thing culture has taken from Christianity.

  8. Nicole says:

    Actually baptism is found in many religions and has been in Judaism way before Christ did it, or we read about John the Baptist. Like Christmas, it is one more thing *Christians* took and for some reason thought they were the ones that originated it. Do your research.

  9. Katherine Willis says:

    I have heard of parents having a small party when a child accepts Christ. But not a big blow that looks more like a wedding.

  10. bbweis says:

    Golly… this woman is so missing the point of baptism. It’s not about whether or not the mom wears a classy dress. It’s not about the cake. It’s not about the doves. Baptism should be a public profession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, not a posh pool party.

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