Debaptism

I’m rather late to the party here, but this must be done! It had never before occurred to me that this is something I should do- I wish I had thought of it myself, and that such a thing were happening in the US.

I’ve always thought it’s very unfair that children have something as personal as religion decided for them at an age where they have no say in the matter- in my opinion, it’s akin to slavery. After reading The God Delusion and learning about babies being clandestinely baptised without their jewish parents consent then being stolen from their parents by the Church (as they had the “right” to be raised Catholic), I feel much more strongly about it.

So while magical splashes of water don’t actually do much of anything, making a big stink about them DOES raise awareness of something I find objectionable, so it’s certainly worth the minimal effort.

I Theresa M. Solow, having been subjected to the Rite of Christian Baptism in infancy (before reaching an age of consent), hereby publicly revoke any implications of that Rite and renounce the Church that carried it out. In the name of human reason, I reject all its 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. 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.

Of course, babies have to deal with greater unconsented grievances than magic water, but I think the tide is slowly turning against those already.