The coronavirus pandemic has managed to change the course of our lives. Couples are getting married via video conference, people are sending their dogs to pick up snacks from the store, work-from-home has become the new normal – social-distancing has indeed redefined our daily activities.
In another hilarious change brought about by the pandemic, a priest performs baptism on a baby with the help of a toy water gun, probably for squirting holy water, reports News18.
A picture of the incident, which is assumed was taken inside a church, has gone viral on the internet. A woman is seen holding the child while the priest points the toy gun at him. While neither the priest nor the family has been identified, we can all agree that this is pretty hilarious!
Bout ready to just give up pic.twitter.com/PKxykWu2nn
— Peter R. Quiñones (@PeterRQuinones) May 24, 2020
And people online got to business! Several jokes were cracked and memes were posted. Some also claimed how this scene is straight out of a Martin Scorsese movie!
If Martin Scorsese had followed his original intention of becoming a priest, he would have enjoyed this part so much. pic.twitter.com/TUuzF9Jwk5
— Bilge Ebiri (@BilgeEbiri) May 24, 2020
Priest is using a squirt gun for baptism? Is this staged? https://t.co/QBPtgCWUNS
— BMac (@bryanmclemore) May 25, 2020
Shooting a small infant with a water gun for Baptism.
This sums up how ridiculous religion is. The most American photo ever. https://t.co/cC4UmvX9K9
— Advaid അദ്വൈത് 🌹 (@Advaidism) May 25, 2020
Priest + Watergun = Covid 19 Baptism pic.twitter.com/FZhhuh0Iat
— Camden P. Crawford (@ranoutofcereal) May 25, 2020
The gun, the smiles, the mask / no mask combo… perfection pic.twitter.com/17i9OBPGLT
— Andrew Kern (@pastramimachine) May 24, 2020
I happen to think these pictures are some of the few positives of the pandemic. I hope the tradition sticks. Baptisms will be so much fun. A priest with bad aim or a good sense of humor would get the godparents
— NotAGuitarHero (@IamNoGuitarHero) May 25, 2020
— the life-changing magic of posting (@mechanicalkurt) May 24, 2020
Most appropriate meme EVER.
— MONERA ALRABAH 🇸🇦 (@MONERAJUVE) May 24, 2020
*points gun at baby* “any…first words?”
— LeftOnRed (@LeftOnRed2) May 24, 2020
— StaliNephthys 𓂀 (@Nephtees) May 24, 2020
— Sam Ronin (@ronin_sam) May 24, 2020
— amaya🔪 @ trans wrath year (@amayaiyah) May 24, 2020
This goes on to prove that modern problems require modern solutions!