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« Reply #15: March 15, 2009, 09:51:48 am »

I downloaded my certificate months ago as a bit of tongue in cheek  fun but I also wish there was a way to "undo" baptism formally.
I've left the church officially and also disentangled myself with a spell because I felt blocked by former beliefs I was raised in. I created a kind of prayer bead which I knotted with the waxing moon while voicing the things I need to weave together to create my Pagan path. At the waning moon I unknotted it while voicing the things I need to let go from my upbringing in my former religion.

There's a thread about letting go your former religion where I talked a lot about my experiences:

http://www.ecauldron.net/forum/index.php?topic=5318.msg92193;topicseen#msg92193
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« Reply #16: March 16, 2009, 12:54:59 am »

Personally i dont believe that religions should be formalised until you're old enough to make all the other important descisions, for instance, you can't vote until your 18, you can't drink until you;re 18 etc. why can children be confirmed into a religion as a minor? i'm not trying to say that children shouldn't believe in anything, only that i dont feel its appropriate to be confirmed in a religion until you are considered an adult and are considered legally responsible for all your actions.

I have to agree as well. I was pretty smart when I was 14, but I sure as heck didn't know if I wanted to be bound for life to a religion! In fact back then I was flirting with Wicca, a very different path than the one I am on now (or well.. the same one, I'm just a lot deeper into the forest and it really doesn't feel like the same path anymore). Confirming myself to the Wiccan path would have been just as big of a mistake as me taking Confirmation in the Catholic faith at such a young age.
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« Reply #17: March 17, 2009, 11:17:40 pm »

Personally i dont believe that religions should be formalised until you're old enough to make all the other important descisions, for instance, you can't vote until your 18, you can't drink until you;re 18 etc. why can children be confirmed into a religion as a minor? i'm not trying to say that children shouldn't believe in anything, only that i dont feel its appropriate to be confirmed in a religion until you are considered an adult and are considered legally responsible for all your actions.
  I feel the same way.
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