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Old 9th February 2017, 09:43 AM
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Hello all from the very very warm Illawarra
I feel happy to be part of this group. I am seeking information on how to 'de-baptise' my children from the catholic church. It it possible to even do it? Thanks everyone and stay cool today.
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Old 9th February 2017, 02:02 PM
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Hiya Rachel, welcome.

Your search function should now be available if no one else pops in to help you out.
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Old 9th February 2017, 02:44 PM
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Welcome Rachael!

Don't think you can debaptise them.

However, you can mention that god has huge problems trying to exist, even if billions believe in him.
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Old 9th February 2017, 02:54 PM
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Welcome, Rachel.

I read "debaptism" as "the baptism" in a West Indies accent.
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Old 9th February 2017, 02:59 PM
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Hello all from the very very warm Illawarra
I feel happy to be part of this group. I am seeking information on how to 'de-baptise' my children from the catholic church. It it possible to even do it? Thanks everyone and stay cool today.
Hello and welcome.

You can but it will take inordinate effort on your part and you'll have to be prepared to kick up a real stink.


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Old 9th February 2017, 04:46 PM
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Hi rachel2017, welcome.

There are several archived threads on this, mainly in Ask an Atheist, I think.

http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/forums/showthread.php?t=23472

http://www.atheistfoundation.org.au/forums/showthread.php?t=16385

I can understand your existential wish to free your kids from the Catholic dog tag. Personally I like as few identifiers as possible, fixing me.

I'd prefer to declare myself as atheist than an atheist.
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Old 9th February 2017, 05:22 PM
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I am not sure what you hope to achieve, given your belief in an immortal soul. Do you think that the fairy tale they were baptized into is less valid than the fairy tale you subscribe to?
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Old 9th February 2017, 05:39 PM
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I am not sure what you hope to achieve, given your belief in an immortal soul. Do you think that the fairy tale they were baptized into is less valid than the fairy tale you subscribe to?
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Did i miss something? What fairy tale is being subscribed to here? immortal soul?

I can fully see why someone would want to debaptise from the Catholic church. It's a symbolic statement i guess, but sometimes these things are important.

Anyway, welcome Rachel, hope you find a solution to your problem.

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Old 9th February 2017, 05:48 PM
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I am not sure what you hope to achieve, given your belief in an immortal soul. Do you think that the fairy tale they were baptized into is less valid than the fairy tale you subscribe to?
Welcome to the forum by the way.
Probably a bit harsh, given this is an intro thread Bruce. [IMHO]. sometimes people need to take little steps.

One thing is for sure, the Catholic church have lost any standing or moral authority, irrespective of a belief in gods or immortal souls.

Decisions like de-baptisms should be celebrated and encouraged.
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Old 9th February 2017, 05:52 PM
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Hello all from the very very warm Illawarra
Warm! I go to Wollongong on the hot days because it's often 10 degrees cooler or more! This weekend for example.

Welcome to the forum!
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