He stated that wants his 1953 baptism cancelled because he was not consulted and does not believe in God.
He was motivated by a similar case in Spain, where a court ruled under Spanish data protection legislation that records of baptisms could be stricken from the register.
Mr Hunt's de-baptism certificate reads:
“I, John Geoffrey Hunt, having been subjected to the rite of Christian baptism in infancy hereby publicly revoke any implications of that rite. I reject all its creeds and other such superstitions in particular the perfidious belief that any baby needs to be cleansed of original sin.”
He thereafter paid £60 to make his formal apostasy public by publishing it in the London Gazette. The London diocese has agreed to amend his baptism notes with the notice.
In accordance with Pascals wager: Atheism is a terrible bet. It gives you no chance of winning the prize. It is the height of folly not to "bet" on God, even if you have no certainty, no proof, no guarantee that your bet will win.
And in the words of Holy Scripture: "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved" Mark 16:16
"...God patiently waited in the days of Noah during the building of the ark, in which a few persons, eight in all, were saved through water. This prefigured baptism, which saves you now." 1 Peter 3:20-21
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - In an effort to reduce the church's political influence, Argentine atheists and feminists are spearheading a drive to get people who were baptized Roman Catholic but disagree with the church's politics to formally renounce their faith.
The "Not in my Name" Internet campaign, also called Collective Apostasy, encourages people who are Catholic in name only to write to the bishops where they were baptized to officially register that they have left the church.
Latin America is home to about half of the world's Roman Catholics but many people who were baptized Catholic do not practice the religion.
"The church counts all those who've been baptized as Catholic and lobbies for legislation based Read More...
From Lifesite: "On Sunday, November 9, a band of about 30 homosexuals stormed a church in Lansing, Michigan. Some were well dressed and were stationed inside Mount Hope Church, where they pretended to be normal Sunday worshippers; others were outside dressed in pink and black.
The group of self-described homosexual anarchists, Bash Back!, claims the evangelical church is guilty of “transphobia and homophobia.” The group says that it fights for "liberation," opposes "all forms of state power," and urges members not to condemn certain methods of promoting their cause "on the Read More...
lady doth protest too much, methinks."
William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
of militant atheism actually portends well for the
Church. I am hopeful that as a civilization we have
finally climbed out of the depths of our lukewarm
apathy toward God and have entered a new era where
man has become either HOT or COLD for Jesus. It may
not bode well in the short term for believers in the
wordly sense because the result is persecution. But
the battle has begun and this fire will test the
sincerity of our faith and ultimately prove the truth
of Christianity to Christ's enemies. After
hard for [atheists] to kick against the
When an unbeliever becomes angry in discussing the faith it may mean that they are actually closer to conversion than if they display "toleration" and a distant and withdrawn "respect". Toleration reveals one's apathy while intolerance the opposite. Witness how very tolerant so many atheists are of Buddhism, Hinduism or even Islam while they condemn Christianity. In this intolerance lies something very meaningful and mysterious--that at