Baptism is supposed to be a momentous event, but it isn’t supposed to be traumatizing.
Video has emerged of a Greek Orthodox priest repeatedly and forcefully dunking a baby in a basin of water during a church baptism. The video serves as an argument against infant baptism.
The parents seem unfazed by the priest’s style of administering the sacrament. But, it’s doubtful if the other little children watching will be encouraged to take part in the ritual.
Some reports indicate that, in the Greek Orthodox Church, such a vigorous baptism is carried out to address a declining birth rate.