Wanna see something dumb? Take a look at this baptism in Eastern Europe. I have to ask, are these people really trying to pass their genes on or not, perhaps it's a concerted effort to win a Darwin award? In any case, it looks shocking.
Of course many will say this is a part of their "religion" and so it's off limits to criticize it. Sorry but if this is a condition of their religion then I think their religion is stupid. Others might say it's highly "symbolic", if that's what it is then just pretend, like they do here in the CofE (a little sprinkle on the forehead will do just fine!)
In reality we all to often know the story here, religions make their adherents do stupid things, things that normal (sane) people simply wouldn't do (probably wouldn't even think of) You only have to watch the news tonight (most nights actually) to see yet another story about an otherwise normal lad doing something insane in the name of his religion. Rasheed Benyahia, an engineering apprentice from Birmingham left his family to join ISIS in Syria, he was killed in 2015 but his Mother kept it a secret for over a year. She has finally opened up about her experiences and is trying to gather some momentum around an awareness campaign aimed at preventing others having to endure the same fate. The ironic thing about this particular case is that the family isn't originally from an Islamic country, the mother converted in her youth and indoctrinated her Son (as is the religious way), I wonder if she feels that was still a good idea now or not?