There are things your parents do to you when you’re too young to protestâ€”like give you a bowl cutâ€”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).Â Already more than 100,000 people have taken advantage of this service, offered by the UKâ€™s National Secular Society, who were also behind the atheist bus advertisement campaign.
What amuses me about this is that, as far as I know, nothing really happens when you get baptized. I mean, in theory itâ€™s a spiritual transformation, and certainly doesnâ€™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 youâ€™re fine.
I really donâ€™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 itâ€™s actual a physical difference in oneâ€™s anatomy.
Then again, reversing circumcision sounds like the very definition of a scarring experience. Iâ€™m just saying.