‘Debaptism’ certificates

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JP: Another good reason (besides the Biblical ones!) for believer’s baptism!

100,000 Britons download “debaptism” certificates

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More than 100,000 unhappily baptised Britons have apparently downloaded “certificates of de-baptism” from the internet. It’s a campaign (of course!) from the National Secular Society, whose president Terry Sanderson explains: “We now produce a certificate on parchment and we have sold 1,500 units at three pounds (4.35 dollars, 3.20 euros) a pop.” One of the first to seek debaptism, a 58-year-old male nurse, says in this AP report that he was christened at five-months old, and was therefore “too young” to make a decision on faith. So just why do parents baptise their children before they are old enough to consent?

More: Following atheist trend, Britons seek ‘de-baptism’

Michael Evans, 66, branded baptising children as “a form of child abuse” — and said that when he complained to the church where he was christened he was told to contact the European Court of Human Rights.

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