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Ben
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Thinking about some ideas related to family lately + it occurred to me that I don't know much at all about how different religions deal with rites for adopting family. I know that Mormons have sealings, but what about others? What are Hindu or Jewish traditions, for example? I've also heard a little about American Indian traditions of blood brothers but don't know enough to identify it or parts as cultural, religious or myth. Any of you guys care to share?
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Among atheists, an adopted child is not considered truly one of your blood until you have eaten the heart of his or her birth mother.
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TD, Hahah! Though that seems similar to something I read about eating the placenta.
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A non-Jewish child adopted by Jewish parents can undergo a conversion. But at the age of 12 for a girl 13 for a boy, the child gets to choose whether to accept it or not. If they accept it, the conversion was good from the get-go.
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quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
Among atheists, an adopted child is not considered truly one of your blood until you have eaten the heart of his or her birth mother.

You forget - if the kid is a Jew you have to sew skin from its face onto its penis to undo the damage and leave him forever marked.
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With Catholics there's just the baptism, or if the child was already baptized in another Christian denomination, then you just kind of pick up from there. If the child was older and didn't want to be baptized or Catholic though it's not required.

I was adopted by my dad and although there was no specific religious ritual, we marked "adoption day" on the family birthday calendar and celebrated it every year with a special dinner.

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quote:
Originally posted by TommySama:
quote:
Originally posted by TomDavidson:
Among atheists, an adopted child is not considered truly one of your blood until you have eaten the heart of his or her birth mother.

You forget - if the kid is a Jew you have to sew skin from its face onto its penis to undo the damage and leave him forever marked.
Hey chill out man, us atheists aren't discriminatory. We do that to all the circumcised orphans we adopt.
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quote:
Originally posted by Rallan:
quote:
Originally posted by TommySama:
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Originally posted by TomDavidson:
Among atheists, an adopted child is not considered truly one of your blood until you have eaten the heart of his or her birth mother.

You forget - if the kid is a Jew you have to sew skin from its face onto its penis to undo the damage and leave him forever marked.
Hey chill out man, us atheists aren't discriminatory. We do that to all the circumcised orphans we adopt.
Nonsense. Such practices are barbaric holdovers from a more primitive and ignorant time of humanity. In my brand of atheism, we only sometimes mutilate our children (spiritually, intellectually, or physically).

[ September 21, 2010, 10:13 AM: Message edited by: TommySama ]

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