Now there is a bit of (twisted) logic to doing genealogical research to "save" your ancestors who never heard of Mormonism, but this guy was a staunch atheist to his dying day. Yep, until that day, but apparently not afterward. And rather than merely pray for his soul, they had a ceremony with a family member standing in for him. ... or rather enduring water torture for him.
They did it at the temple in Salt Lake City, at a baptismal thingy that has cows supporting it. Does the congregation moooo when the thing has been done? I hope so because if dad-in-law's spirit does indeed live on it was probably LOL'ing at the ridiculousness of it.
Could the Mormon religion be any stupider?
I did have to chuckle at the highest-rated comment to this article (so far):
I'm not surprised at all. I baptized a pet squirrel once after he died. He's waiting for me on the other side. I was screaming, "DON'T GO TOWARD THE LIGHT". But it was all too late
- resident, somewhere in America, 29/1/2012 23:04
If mormons would baptise their pets, I'd be a little more sympathetic toward them. After all, my pets have more cognitive facilities than the fetuses they worry about. I think they deserve a place in heaven. They would howl if the heavenly angels sang out of tune, though. They hate that.