Saturday, March 14, 2009
Atheists call for 'debaptism'
Hear ye the word of the BBC.Of course, this is all rather silly. It happened, get over it. As a good Reformed Christian, I do not agree that simply any infant should be baptised: the promise is "to you and your children", not "to you and anyone's children". So in all likelihood (and clearly, I do not know this chap's family background), he was not appropriately baptised in the first place. But nevertheless, it happened. One can no more "undo" a baptism than one can "undo" the Second World War [EDIT: or, as one person pointed out far more pertinently, than one can "undo" circumcision]. And in any case, the atheist is claiming that he has left the church and that the sacrament is meaningless: why should he expect the church he despises to scrub out the historical record for his sake?