Britain busy with debaptisms
Last week, the Nation Secular Society in England was busy debaptising over 1500 people. If you are like me and wonder what the hell happens at a “debaptism”, Religious Intelligence has the story:
The recipient of the certificate declares they “reject all [the Church's] Creeds and all other such superstition in particular, the perfidious belief that any baby needs to be cleansed by Baptism of alleged Original Sin, and the evil power of supposed demons.”
It continues: “I wish to be excluded henceforth from enhanced claims of church membership numbers based on past baptismal statistics used, for example, for the purpose of securing legislative privilege.”
It’s all part of an interesting new attitude that atheists have now. A few years ago, you would have never imagined such a thing possible, let alone the huge number of people doing this. As silly as these debaptisms seemed to me at the time, I have come to appreciate just how bold the message out there is: “get your religion out of my face, and out of my life”. We’re finally standing up for ourselves, and it feels fucking great.
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