The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


'De-baptism' forms a hit

A British organization is producing “certificates of de-baptism” for people wishing to renounce Christianity — and claims it’s getting thousands of takers.

The National Secular Society says more than 100,000 people have downloaded the certificates from its Web site.

The initiative is among a series of atheist-oriented campaigns in Europe.

Italy’s Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics sponsored a nationwide “De-Baptism Day” last October.

In Spain, a high court ruled that a Valencia man could have his baptism records erased under data protection laws.




Posted at 9:10 pm (U.S. Eastern) 6/7/2009

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