Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Un-Christianizing Baptisms

I saw this on the "Acts of the Apostasy" blog. This is tantamount to apostasy. How any practicing Christian can remain in communion with the C of E is beyond me if this actually goes through.

From the Daily Mail:

Church of England baptism services may be re-written to remove some references to Christianity.

The plan for a new ‘baptism lite’ service designed to make christenings more interesting to non-churchgoers will be considered next month by the Church’s parliament, the General Synod.

Supporters say the baptism service should be ‘expressed in culturally appropriate and accessible language’ that is readily understood by ‘non-theologically versed Britons’.

But traditionalist clergy said the idea amounted to ‘dumbing down’.


Teresa said...

This is ludicrous! This political correctness and Church's giving into what our society deems appropriate needs to stop.

LarryD said...

Matt - thanks for the link!

margaret said...

What's the point of having your kid 'christened' if you don't believe in Christianity? My mind is boggling but then it usually does when it comes to the C of E.

Mike said...

I *do* hope that people who do support such things in the Church of England realize that Msgr Ronald Knox's Reunion all Round from nearly a hundred years ago was a satire, though they seem to be treating it as inspired....

"The whole truth is generally the ally of virtue; a half-truth is always the ally of some vice." - G.K. Chesterton