De-Baptism Easier Than Reversing a Bris

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There are things your parents do to you when you’re too young to protest—like give you a bowl cut—that you later regret, but can’t change. And then there’s baptism, which you can now undo by downloading a certificate of de-baptism from the internet for about six dollars (three pounds).  Already more than 100,000 people have taken advantage of this service, offered by the UK’s National Secular Society, who were also behind the atheist bus advertisement campaign. debaptise
What amuses me about this is that, as far as I know, nothing really happens when you get baptized. I mean, in theory it’s a spiritual transformation, and certainly doesn’t hurt you in any way. If you grow up and object to Christianity all you have to do is not go to Church and you’re fine.

I really don’t have a lot of sympathy for the people wasting their money on this stuff. However, I do get why some men might consider reversing circumcision, since it’s actual a physical difference in one’s anatomy.

Then again, reversing circumcision sounds like the very definition of a scarring experience. I’m just saying.

Posted on March 30, 2009

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