Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Mary McAleese: Baptism Violates Baby's Human Rights

The former president of Ireland believes baptism is a violation of a baby's human rights.

From The Daily Wire:

Perhaps the reason why Ireland has descended into a leftist sinkhole is because the country had Mary McAleese as their president from 1997 to 2011.

Talk about a Catholic hater; not only has this woman referred to the Church as an "empire of misogyny," she now advocates that infant baptism, a regular practice for Catholics, violates a baby's "human rights."

...McAleese, however, believes that babies baptized into the Catholic Church become "infant conscripts who are held to lifelong obligations of obedience."

"You can’t impose, really, obligations on people who are only two weeks old and you can’t say to them at seven or eight or fourteen or nineteen ‘here is what you contracted, here is what you signed up to’ because the truth is they didn’t," McAleese told the Irish Times.

“But you and I know, we live now in times where we have the right to freedom of conscience, freedom of belief, freedom of opinion, freedom of religion and freedom to change religion. The Catholic Church yet has to fully embrace that thinking," she continued. "My human right to inform my own conscience, my human right to express my conscience even if it is the case that it contradicts the magisterium [teaching authority of the church], that right to conscience is supreme."
McAleese doesn't know what she's talking about.

Baptism isn't child abuse. And the Catholic Church fully embraces freedom of conscience.

An individual baptized in the Catholic Church isn't forced to practice the faith.

Good grief.

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