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Re: Baptism vs Christening
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 09 August 20 00:03 BST (UK) »
I have just read through the chapter on baptism in a 1709 Church of Scotland handbook which I have here. The word christen never appears, only baptise.

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Re: Baptism vs Christening
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 09 August 20 06:07 BST (UK) »
This happened to me. I was baptized by a midwife because she thought I was in danger of dying. She chose my name and my parents had to stick with it because I was baptized with that name. And yet here I am over 70 years later. Stuck with a name that was spelt in a different way to the usual spelling which still causes me problems.

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Re: Baptism vs Christening
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 09 August 20 16:40 BST (UK) »
robbo43, I agree with your view .... as I mentioned earlier.
Just remembered I've neither been baptised nor christened myself, because my Mum's sister made such a fuss about wanting to be there, .... and kept finding reasons why she couldn't make it.... and eventually my parents gave up trying to fix days!
Having said that, I attended a Baptist chapel and Sunday School as a youngster, and even acted as a Sunday School Teacher for years, there ... and everyone, including the minister,  knew I'd never been either christened nor baptised!
-Do you think that might help me out of limbo, if I ever find myself there?
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Re: Baptism vs Christening
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 09 August 20 18:03 BST (UK) »
Well, you are going nowhere ,there ainít no such place as Limbo,unless you are addicted to dancing almost on the floor!
Handy if you ever get locked in a public toilet!
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Re: Baptism vs Christening
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 09 August 20 18:05 BST (UK) »
Now: that conjures up quite an image!
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Re: Baptism vs Christening
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 09 August 20 18:12 BST (UK) »
Well, you are going nowhere ,there ainít no such place as Limbo,unless you are addicted to dancing almost on the floor!
Handy if you ever get locked in a public toilet!
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 lol, I agree with Yorky;  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Baptism vs Christening
« Reply #24 on: Monday 10 August 20 22:21 BST (UK) »
Well, you are going nowhere ,there ainít no such place as Limbo,unless you are addicted to dancing almost on the floor!
Handy if you ever get locked in a public toilet!
Viktoria.

That's resurrected a memory of being stuck in the school outdoor lav. when I was a small child. An equally small classmate managed to get in and unlock the door. I can't remember whether she crawled under the door or partition or climbed over aided by a foot-up from a bigger girl. There were very few obese 5 year-olds in my day.
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Re: Baptism vs Christening
« Reply #25 on: Monday 10 August 20 23:11 BST (UK) »
And that reminds of jokers who used to put notices in toilets that had doors that did not reach the floor .
ď BEWARE LIMBO DANCERSĒ.
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Re: Baptism vs Christening
« Reply #26 on: Monday 10 August 20 23:13 BST (UK) »
I think that christening was a naming ceremony and that baptism was the water from the font so maybe at that time it was sometimes separated but now the 2 things are interchangeable for infant baptism or christening. 
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