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.[reference]
Lame! If they want to do it right they need to do what Julian the Apostate did. He baptized himself in bull’s blood to be de-baptized. Sure that is just as inffective as an internet certificate, but it at least shows commitment.