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Priest Dunking Child in Controversial Hazing-Like Baptism Sparks Online Debate

Is this baptism or hazing?


Parents in Tbilisi, Georgia lined up to have their children blessed at the Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral. Patriarch Ilya II personally administered the said ceremony. In fact, he even came up with the idea of having a mass baptism to stimulate the country’s low birth rate, saying he would personally baptize every third child in every family.

A video of the ‘acrobatic child baptism’ was later uploaded online by EuroNews and it has since sparked mixed reactions from netizens across the world.

Patriarch Ilya II baptized 780 children during a mass baptism at the Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral.

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Some concerned parents noted how dangerous it is to shake a baby that way. Meanwhile, others questioned if this mode of baptism is really approved in the Bible.

Watch the video here and see for yourself:

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Georgia and its problem with low birth rate.

Source: EuroNews

Why is Georgia having a low birth rate, you may ask? Well it’s all because many in the country consider sex before marriage for women as taboo. Many marry at an early agree and a marriage is usually regarded as a legal license to have sex.

Girls, on the other hand, who are unmarried to their boyfriends choose to either abstain from pre-marital sex or just go against the society’s norms. So when pregnancy occurs, abortion is often preferred than to raise the child. These two trends – sexual abstinence and abortion – have thus lowered the birth rate statistics.

Still, some are arguing that this kind of baptism isn’t exactly inspiring people to have children.

Source: EuroNews

Well, what do you think about it, folks? Is this an acceptable way of baptizing or does it look like some kind of hazing? Hit us up with your reactions on the comment section!


This Badass Delivery Guy Can Carry 5 Water Containers At The Same Time

And I struggle with just one of these!

The video below shows us a delivery guy carrying five water containers at the same time. Yes, you read that right – five freaking water containers at the same freaking time!

It’s really impressive how strong this guy is and how dedicated he is to his job. Also, we’re amazed with his technique. I mean I struggle with just one of these! And then here this dude is, making it look all easy like it was nothing.

Viral video shows this delivery guy carrying 5 water gallons into a store.

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Mom Explains Why You Don’t Owe Strangers Candy For Sitting Next to Your Kids on Planes

Parents with babies are giving out sweet treats and ear buds to fellow plane passengers – and one mom finds it offensive.

It is really not easy traveling with kids via public transport, most especially on planes. Despite the numerous preparations parents make, they would always need to expect the unexpected. Disasters like a poop explosion, forgotten milk bottles, and the most dreaded meltdowns can all happen during the flight.

Still, the worst thing parents need to endure are the loud sighs, snide comments and irritated glance of their fellow passengers. Most parents would choose to ignore it, while others become defensive of their situation. There are, however, some parents who have found a different tactic of handling this kind of dilemma.

A mom traveling on a plane with her infant and toddler children.

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Mark Zuckerberg Declares He Is No Longer An Atheist

He’s always been a self-described atheist since age 13. Well, he just had a change of heart!

Mark Zuckerberg is a name that needs no introduction. After all, the Facebook founder of Facebook is considered as one of the richest men in the world.

Since he was 13 years of age, he has identified himself as an atheist, going as far as listing himself as one on his Facebook page.

Zuckerberg, however, recently had a change of heart and revealed he now believes that religion “is very important.”

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