Jun 22, 2009
We had a rare adult baptism at my church yesterday. Being of anabaptist tendencies in a catholic/Lutheran setting, I often cringe at parts of the ceremony. The traditional "moistening of the forehead" leaves me unconvinced in the efficacy of the ritual.
Better would be a dunking booth (gussied up for proper decorum).
The baptismal candidate, dressed in white robes, could take their place in the booth, and there profess their belief before man and God. The attending pastor could then throw (overhand) three softballs at the target, while invoking the three-in-one names of the Trinity.
"In the name of The Father!" (whoosh!)
"...and of the Son!" (whoosh!)
"...and of the Holy Spirit!" (SPLASH!)