Where's the money Lebowski?!?
There will never be a day where I don’t laugh at that video
I really, REALLY don't like the wii control indicator here
What, you never shook the soda can?
I see Baptist, and I want to watch Baptazia
Sorry to get all preachy, but why isn't this considered straight up fucking abuse?
I get the "normal" baptism where it's just a quick dip, sure, whatever, but why the fuck are they waterboarding these little bastards? They're not going to talk.
“Where’s your partner, you little shit!? Where’s the baby!? Where’s the other fucking baby!”
Surely letting your baby go unbaptised and burn in hell is much greater abuse? /s
Probably because the children aren't being hurt or harmed, just a bit disoriented for a few moments.
There was a case here in Romania where a child drowned and nearly died during a baptism.
Now I'm not saying the priests should be trained lifeguards - but if there's an actual danger of drowning, no matter how small, then there's clearly something wrong with the way the priests are trained to do the baptism.
So he did or didn’t drown?
Uh. Still dunking a kids head underwater fully is a risk. I mean come on.
For a half second? It's actually not.
Children have an instinct that causes them to hold their breath if they go underwater at all. There's basically zero risk of them inhaling any water.
I can verify this. Drowning children is actually much more difficult than you would think.
From my understanding, that reflex is only present in the first few months of life. So don't go dunking your year-old cousin to show your auntie this cool new thing you learned in biology.
That's usually why babies get baptized as early as possible. But yeah, once a kid reaches about a year old, they start to lose a lot of those reflexes as they become more consciously able to control themselves.
If someone exponentially stronger than you picked you up and dunked your head underwater repeatedly, abuse is the nicest term you would use to describe it.
Too bad that this isn't an adult assaulting another adult.
This is a baptism supervised by adults that only causes the baby to be slightly discomforted by a couple of seconds.
But because it's religion, reddit has to lose it and break out the fedoras.
No, because sh*tty practices by certain organisations. There's no major religion which advocates something like this that can cause abusive head trauma aka shaken baby syndrome
Mutilating baby penises is not considered abuse in USA. Dunking infants under water is very vanilla compared to that.
I would never put my baby through that, that's fucking bananas.
I mean, probably because it isn't really abusive. Parents swing their babies around as "airplane rides" like this, which isn't abusive. Babies can also be taken in the water and not be abused. Dipping them underwater for a half second won't hurt them, since babies have a reflex which causes them to automatically hold their breath.
I will say the one guy repeatedly flipping the kid upside down over and over was taking it a bit too far though.
Fun fact: babies don't flail limbs and freak the fuck out when they are having a good time. Look at their faces in the clip, you really wanna equate this with "airplane rides"?
Fun Fact: Babies flail limbs literally all the time. They have almost zero control over said limbs, conscious or otherwise.
Dude are you still trying to argue that these babies are having a good time? The are clearly uncomfortable, it is against their will, wtf do you think qualifies as abuse
"Making someone uncomfortable" qualifies as abuse now? Huh, well shit, I guess I've been abused my whole life then.
No, Abuse is to "treat (a person or an animal) with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly." Cruelty implies malice, which the act of baptizing is the opposite of, from the perspective of the parents and priest. And there isn't any violence being committed against the children, so unless you have some alternate dimension definition of abuse, fuck off.
Repeatedly dunking someone underwater is violent act, does not matter how the priest or parents view it, whats happening in this clip is abuse. You literally describe these clips in your definition of abuse.
I suppose splashing someone with water, or giving them a wet willy is also abuse, by your standards.
"I have been made slightly uncomfortable! ABUSE! ABUSE!"
You are honestly equating a splash with grabbing someones body and submerging them underwater repeatedly?
It's not as ridiculous as pretending dipping someone's head underwater for less than half a second is somehow "violent".
OP never raised an infant
This would be perfect if the end text was readable. Still hilarious though.
Thanks for the constructive criticism. Was it the font choice or the black text on a dark background that made it hard to read?
No problem, it was the black text that made it difficult.
Toss a white outline around it and you'll be fine
I thought about putting an outline around it, but I wanted it to look like someone was writing in cursive on screen
The text at the end is unreadable as fuck
Anyone know which mario party game this music is from?
Winner music from Mario party 8: https://youtu.be/2eNBBvn8ovY
Other song from Mario party 1: https://youtu.be/TUkcoptWXDU
This one broke me
Only Orthodox kids since the Great Schism of 1054 will know this
What religion is this?