Atheist wins right to have baptism removed as he did not consent as a baby

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Mon, Apr 13th, 2009 21:06 by capnasty NEWS

An atheist has won the right to have his baptism removed from Church of England records after claiming he was too young to give his consent to the ceremony.

Now 56 and living in Croydon, [John Hunt] said he wanted parish records amended to note he did not consent to the baptism in 1953.

He was told that his baptism cannot be deleted because it is a matter of historical record.

He then secured a "de-baptism" certificate produced by the National Secular Society (NSS), rejecting "superstitions" or the idea of original sin.Related Articles

It reads: "I reject all its creeds and other such superstitions in particular the perfidious belief that any baby needs to be cleansed of original sin."

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