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unum baptisma

By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 30, 2009

Here's a new twist: atheists resurrecting an Anabaptist sacramental theology in order to apostasize.

More than 100,000 Britons have recently downloaded "certificates of de-baptism" from the Internet to renounce their Christian faith.
 

The initiative launched by a group called the National Secular Society (NSS) follows atheist campaigns here and elsewhere, including a London bus poster which triggered protests by proclaiming "There's probably no God."


"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," said NSS president Terry Sanderson, 58.


Sorry, Terry. A man may leave the Church and abandon his Faith, but no one can un-baptise himself. Should any of these apostates have second thoughts later on and decide to return to the fold, he can't be baptised a second time and indeed won't need to be. Those certificates aren't worth the parchment they're written on.

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