Violet Affleck baptized in West Virginia over Christmas

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ben and jenJennifer Garner and Ben Affleck visited Jen's family over the holidays. Their one-year-old daughter, Violet, was baptized at a Methodist Church on Christmas Eve. Violet's cousin Alex, a few months younger, was baptized at the same occasion.

Jennifer Garner's parents and her younger sister, Susannah, and husband are all members of the Charleston, West Virginia, congregation. I wish I had a family congregation at which to baptize my children. Well, okay, that isn't completely accurate. Technically, I do have one. I just don't want my children to be baptized into that religion. My attempts to have my children baptized have been met with somewhat mystified looks by various pastors: You want to baptize them, but you don't want to go to church here? My previous understanding had been that baptism was a necessary sacrament, but it seems to be a ritual that is linked to membership in a congregation.

I suppose that's understandable. But I can't help feeling that Jennifer Garner is lucky.

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