The reason he will not be baptized now is because he does not really seem to care for religion, except for Mormonism because it is my mom and sister's. He likes that because it has done good for my sister, putting her on a good path whereas her other friends ended up pregnant out of wedlock and all other such shameful things. She on the other hand got married, then had the baby and has another one on the way. So Mormonism seems good for that but he does not believe in it. Anytime matters of religion are seriously mentioned he jokes it all off. He will not even set food inside a church except the Mormon church and not for church service. Like when he was kind enough to let me go by the Orthodox church he did not go in with me even though I said he could/should. He just sat in the car. I was in there for a while. Same when I have stopped by the Catholic Church--he will not go into service or anything. I'm not sure what he believes. He says he believes Mormonism is true but that's emotional I think because he does not want to enter their sect--make the sacrifices you have to make like with any religion. To him it's just a feel good thing, I believe. He's never been baptized from what I know. He grew up in the 1960s/1970s and his own family never went to church. I've told him to become Catholic but if anything he'd become Mormon. So I asked him when it seemed light enough but also on a serious note if I could baptize him if he was dying. He said, yes. Let people say if they think it would be valid. I will ask him again if he is able to respond and if not baptize him conditionally.
On whether I could induce him to become Christian, I do not think so. I have tried to but anytime I mentioned it he just jokes it off like I said. He always jokes off serious matters like religion and death. He is joking off this high blood pressure, too. My mom is trying to get him to get serious and see the cardiologist and he just says he will see my uncle who is the undertaker for the community. On that note I am getting mad he will not see the bloody heart doctor even though the family doctor told him, too. He had 200 over something blood pressure and even though it's down between 150 and 170 that is really high. They told him he's a walking death. I don't even want to think of my father dying, both because of the bad relationship we've had--I'd have a lot of regret--and because, well, I cannot judge, but half the time he says he does not believe in God. But it's not just the religious stuff--I don't want him to die, not this young. He still can live another fifteen years or more. It's about taking care of yourself.