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October 23rd, 2013
01:24 PM ET

Baby Prince George is baptized

London (CNN) - Prince George made his first public appearance in three months Wednesday, as he arrived with his parents, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, for his christening at St. James's Palace.

The baby prince smiled as he was shown off to family members including his great-grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, before the royals entered the Chapel Royal.

George was dressed in an elaborate lace and satin christening gown that's a replica of one made in 1841 for the christening of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter.

Being baptized into the church is more significant for George than for most people, since he is in line to become king, which would also make him the supreme governor of the Church of England.

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  1. buongiorno

    what a beautiful space the world has opened its arms for the little prince of Kate & William BLESS YOU AND WISH CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW BABY.

    November 3, 2013 at 4:56 pm |
  2. observer

    y do intelligent athies refuse to post here?

    November 3, 2013 at 1:10 am |
    • 56+1

      The comment section is a cesspool of mental illness

      November 4, 2013 at 1:30 am |
  3. Winston

    With Baptism comes a transformation, a renewal of the mind, not being conformed to this world, anymore.
    Therefore, becoming a new creation in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

    October 29, 2013 at 7:47 pm |
  4. Kimberlee

    I don't know what the future will bring for the monarchy in Great Britain, but he is definitely a cute baby!

    October 28, 2013 at 11:15 pm |
  5. Attention Daniel Burke

    You have allowed this blog to be completely taken over by a troll.
    He steals everyone elses names, posts annoying post after annoying post, posts things, then replies to itslef, and is filling the blog with so much garbage it's impossible to have any discussion.

    All normal vistiors to this blog...copy this and keep posting until they throw this troll out.

    October 28, 2013 at 10:00 am |
  6. Lamb of Dog

    Why is he wearing a dress? Those crazy English and their cross dressing.

    October 27, 2013 at 7:57 pm |
    • Lawrence of Arabia

      Actually, in the 19th century, every baby wore a dress as an infant. It really makes life simpler for changing, dressing, etc... Why they do it now is probably for the same reason that Tevye from "Fiddler on the Roof" would tell us why he did many of the things he did – Tradition!

      October 28, 2013 at 8:15 am |
  7. Observer

    If you actually believed that, you'd stick around and answer questions. lol.

    October 27, 2013 at 7:50 pm |
    • Observer

      fake Christian,

      Are you an atheist or are you an agnostic?

      October 27, 2013 at 7:54 pm |
    • Max

      Your problems run deeper than that, name thief.

      October 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm |
    • Observer

      Max,

      I wouldn't be surprised if Fake Christian is just faking the mental problems, which is even worse.

      October 27, 2013 at 7:59 pm |
  8. niknak

    Great, the next generation of leeches is presented to the masses who will have to support him for the next 80 or so years with their hard work.
    The "royals," in any society, are just parasites on the a zz hole of the populous that has to pay higher taxes to support them and their lavish lifestyles.

    Hey, kinda like organized religions in this country.
    They pay almost no taxes on their various houses of myth as the local tax payers have to cover for them.

    October 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm |
    • Ummm

      Are you forgetting that the taxes themselves in part go to support the wealthy congressmen?

      October 27, 2013 at 8:43 am |
    • Asadullah khan

      teacher to students–what is first sacrament'marriage or baptism stuent relies–marriage teacher corrects her ,no it is baptism student reacts–not in our family we are respectable.

      October 29, 2013 at 12:14 am |
  9. Universe

    Quran says (Islamic Scripture)

    “The example of Jesus, as far as GOD is concerned, is the same as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, "Be," and he was.” Quran [3:59]

    “It does not befit God that He begets a son, be He glorified. To have anything done, He simply says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.” [19:35]

    “No soul can carry the sins of another soul. If a soul that is loaded with sins implores another to bear part of its load, no other soul can carry any part of it, even if they were related. ... [35:18]

    “They even attribute to Him sons and daughters, without any knowledge. Be He glorified. He is the Most High, far above their claims.” Quran [6:100]

    “Recall that your Lord said to the angels, "I am placing a representative on Earth." They said, "Will You place therein one who will spread evil therein and shed blood, while we sing Your praises, glorify You, and uphold Your absolute authority?" He said, "I know what you do not know." [2:30]

    “They say , "We live only this life; we will not be resurrected. If you could only see them when they stand before their Lord! He would say, "Is this not the truth?" They would say, "Yes, by our Lord." He would say, "You have incurred the retribution by your disbelief." [6:30]

    “We have honored the children of Adam, and provided them with rides on land and in the sea. We provided for them good provisions, and we gave them greater advantages than many of our creatures.” Quran [17:70]

    “O children of Adam, when messengers come to you from among you, and recite My revelations to you, those who take heed and lead a righteous life, will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.” Quran [7:35]

    “O children of Adam, do not let the devil dupe you as he did when he caused the eviction of your parents from Paradise, and the removal of their garments to expose their bodies. He and his tribe see you, while you do not see them. We appoint the devils as companions of those who do not believe.” Quran [7:27]

    “Losers indeed are those who disbelieve in meeting God, until the Hour comes to them suddenly, then say, "We deeply regret wasting our lives in this world." They will carry loads of their sins on their backs; what a miserable load! [6:31]

    Thanks for taking time to read my post. Please take a moment to visit whyIslam org website.

    October 25, 2013 at 10:44 am |
    • I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that

      No thanks.

      October 25, 2013 at 11:01 am |
    • Will

      You must read the book "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim's Journey to Christ" ,when released, it is a very inspiring book

      October 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm |
    • tallulah13

      I recommend "Why Evolution is True" by Dr. Jerry Coyne. It's a well-written book that gives an overview of the overwhelming amount of evidence that supports evolution.

      October 28, 2013 at 9:58 am |
  10. Widor

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3seCond6_s&w=640&h=390]

    October 25, 2013 at 8:37 am |
    • Widor

      1 Dearest Jesus, we are here,
      gladly your command obeying.
      With this child we now draw near
      in response to your own saying
      that to you it shall be given
      as a child and heir of heaven.

      2 Your command is clear and plain,
      and we would obey it duly:
      "You must all be born again,
      heart and life renewing truly,
      born of water and the Spirit,
      and my kingdom thus inherit."

      3 This is why we come to you,
      in our arms this infant bearing.
      Truly, here your grace we view.
      Let this child, your mercy sharing,
      in your arms be shielded ever,
      yours on earth and yours forever.

      4 Gracious Head, your member own;
      Shepherd, take your lamb and feed it;
      Prince of Peace, make here your throne;
      Way of life, to heaven lead it;
      precious Vine, let nothing sever
      from your side this branch forever.

      October 25, 2013 at 8:40 am |
  11. Atheism is the natural state of children and every living thing

    Their lies couldn't change things

    October 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm |
    • Steve

      Do people actually care about a baby's baptism?
      The monarch...seriously? This is still relevant? You are considered "royalty" because of what family you are born in to.
      You think this would have died out by now.

      October 25, 2013 at 1:35 am |
      • Crom

        Well...not by now, not the way things have been going, but sometime in the future perhaps, should humanity get a break from this tyranny of madness. But I certainly wish it had been different and all fixed up before I was born. That's the breaks, laddie.

        October 25, 2013 at 6:02 am |
    • Colin

      All children are born direct from the Throne of God. Life gives everyone the opportunity to choose God in love and so return to God and the amazing eternity God has planned for them. Only the extremely foolish reject God.

      October 25, 2013 at 5:08 am |
      • bluebird

        Cute fantasy.

        October 25, 2013 at 5:17 am |
        • Colin

          Might you be one of the extremely foolish?

          October 25, 2013 at 5:31 am |
        • Crom

          I don't reject what doesn't exist. There is no need and no way to do so. It's like dividing by zero.
          It is you who are foolish, delusional, and who should be pitied, for you are a victim of fraud and brainwashing.
          I am not the one with rules that say to kill other people, that would be YOU.
          You have the insane god, the one who kills anyone for no reason, tortures them in life and forever after death, for nothing that makes any sense, so that you are always terrorized, for you will never be sure if you are doing it all "correctly", thanks to your insane contradictory religion. You are the dangerous one. You are the threat. I don't have crappy rules like that.

          October 25, 2013 at 6:10 am |
      • truthprevails1

        FAKE Colin: Isn't lying considered a sin? No child knows of god until they are brainwashed to believe in it, otherwise everyone would be a believer in your god and that is simply not the case....only 2 billion gullible fools believe in your god, the other 5 billion disagree with you :-).

        October 25, 2013 at 8:15 am |
        • Colin

          I am neither fake nor lying. Do you not tire of being wrong?

          October 25, 2013 at 7:08 pm |
        • truthprevails1

          I am not wrong. The original Colin that posts here is not christian. You claimed children are born of the throne of god and in order for that to be true, children would need to have knowledge of your god at birth, no-one does-it is taught to them...not to mention the fact that you'd need to provide evidence that your god exists.

          October 25, 2013 at 9:11 pm |
        • liar prefails

          Hey dip sh it there is more than one Colin in the world. Just as there are way more better liars than you

          October 26, 2013 at 5:42 am |
      • Betty

        Oh so that's where they got the red carpet idea from. All the blood from all those newborns popping out right up there at the throne would hide well in the red carpet.

        October 25, 2013 at 10:10 am |
      • Sandman

        Sweet dreams, little Prince Colin. One day you will grow up to be very handsome and brave and you will win the heart of the most beautiful princess and you will live happily ever after.

        October 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm |
        • Colin

          Am there doing that.

          October 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm |
        • Sandman

          Ah, well, see, my stardust worked then!

          You're welcome.

          October 25, 2013 at 7:16 pm |
        • liar prefails

          You didn't have sh it to do with it "sandy"

          October 26, 2013 at 5:43 am |
      • G to the T

        By that logic – religion is exactly what El/Yaweh wouldn't want. If everyone is born with knowledge of god, that should be enough for them to live their lives in accordance with El/Yaweh's will. By prostelizing, you would actually be damning even more people because of your suck-as.s job of presenting christiantiy to non-believers.... so.. yeah... good job.

        October 25, 2013 at 3:36 pm |
        • Colin

          Born from the Throne of God. God =creator of everything vs god = idol

          October 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm |
  12. Yeager

    How embarrassing would it have been if the baby came out a Muslim.

    October 24, 2013 at 5:35 pm |
    • G to the T

      Do mean "Arab" maybe? Or "Middle Eastern", "swarthy" even? It's horrible either way but, I mean come on, it's not like "muslim" is an ethnic group or anything...

      October 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm |
    • Halloween

      Nope, I think the poster means what if he'd been born with a religious preference. I'd vote for theistic Satanism. It'd be like "the omen" only with a horse drawn carriage. What a movie!

      October 25, 2013 at 7:02 pm |
  13. Colin

    In many ways, royalty is the terrestrial equivalent of religion. People adore and supplicate themselves before total strangers for no other reason than they are told they should. Although, at least royals exist, which is more than we can say for any god.

    October 24, 2013 at 5:15 pm |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV

      It's the same thing.

      The British monarch is the head of the Church of England as well as the head of state.

      The royal motto is: Dieu et mon droit which literally means "God and my right" but can legitimately be interpreted as "My divine right".

      Monarchy and the divine right of kings are interconnected. While in Britain this is very symbolic the idea still had creedence well into the 20th century – particularly in Ja.pan where the Emperor was considered divine.

      October 24, 2013 at 5:27 pm |
  14. Woody

    They have to put the new baby in the CRIB as soon as possible.

    Childhood Religious Indoctrination and Brainwashing.

    October 24, 2013 at 11:55 am |
  15. Realm

    “Most of all we are celebrating baptism, and baptism at its heart is about the gift of God, about God’s gift of life, just ordinary physical life, but also the offer of spiritual life to all of us, so life forever,”
    “All through Christian history, for 2000 years, being baptized meant you joined the family of the church, and that’s what it means today. What a family.”

    –Archbishop Welby

    Baptism is indeed a joyous celebration!

    October 24, 2013 at 8:50 am |
    • Realm

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=254D9Qy8l_U&w=640&h=390]

      October 24, 2013 at 8:52 am |
  16. Tom, Tom, the Other One

    What kind of religion has people waterboard their babies? What kind of parents would go in for wateboarding? Shouldn't that baby be in protective custody?

    October 23, 2013 at 11:51 pm |
    • I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that

      Although I'm guessing you're joking, I don't think they submerge the baby. I'm pretty sure they just pour some water on its head. I dunno though, the last baptism I attended was my own.

      October 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm |
      • I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that

        Although I guess you're not really submerged when you're waterboarded either.

        October 24, 2013 at 12:03 am |
    • saggyroy

      I dunno, what religion does Cheney and Bush practice?

      October 24, 2013 at 6:07 am |
      • Crom

        They will say and do anything, no matter how evil or insane, to gain power and wealth. I doubt they worship anything.

        October 25, 2013 at 6:43 am |
  17. Merryam

    Fuck them and kill them? Nice. Stay on this side of the pond, yank.

    October 23, 2013 at 11:21 pm |
    • I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that

      OK, as long as the Redcoats stay on their side.

      October 23, 2013 at 11:42 pm |
  18. Rad Brad

    That's what I'm talkin 'bout.

    October 23, 2013 at 9:46 pm |
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