Greek toddler says NO to baptism
A THREE-year-old girl is hauled into a Greek church for a baptism. She effectively says “no way!” and the priest attempting to carry out this bit of Christian voodoo walks away.
The video of the girl’s refusal to along with this mumbo-jumbo finds its way onto YouTube, and attracts a great many comments, all Greek to me.
But one of the commenters explains in English that the godmother and the aunt of the child had made it clear – in a comment inexplicable removed later from YouTube – that another priest has been found to do the woo.
The godmother explained that:
For family reasons, the kid couldn’t be baptised earlier. We had prepared her for the mystery with simple words that a 3-year old kid would understand. But she got scared, as any kid could. We think that while the kid is young, its parents [should] decide for it …
I would like to tell you that the baptism finally took place, with another priest.
She added the Priest #1 had told the family “I told you so” before he walked off. Earlier he said he would not baptise children reluctant to submit to this ritual. She huffed:
He thinks that a 3 y.o. kid has judgement and opinion.
And she added:
If you think we are wrong because we want to keep the manners, the customs, the traditions, and our religion, feel free to characterize us as you want