Cristina - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
To cut an extremely long story short, I was born and raised a Catholic, fell away from the Church, tried going to several different religious gatherings (mosque, temple, etc) to try and find answers, but then became a Christian again several years after. I just had my first child and I'm a proud stepmom.
Here's where it gets difficult, my fiancee is against religion, but believes in God. My stepdaughter is a 7th Day Adventist, and my family (the Catholic side) is pressuring me to have my baby baptized. My belief is that to force any religion on him would be detrimental. I think that a person has to find their faith on their own and that there is no certain age that it "should" be ascertained by. It took me 22 years to find my faith and I don't feel I should commit my son to something that he may not accept in the future. We plan to raise him with good morals and values, but at the same time, I feel that I should expose him to several different faiths so that he can see the diversity in life and religion.
I feel that I'm right, but I can't help but feel guilty, as if I'm being unfaithful to my religion. What do you all think?