Questions and Answers
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- Is unbaptism necessary; is it meaningful?
- Why have you added revocation of posthumous baptism?
- Do you undo baptisms yourself?
- Will I go to hell if I get unbaptised?
- I've changed my mind; how do I reverse this?
- Can I unbaptise my child?
- Thank you so much; how can I help you?
Unbaptism is only necessary if you think it is. If you are bothered by the fact you are baptised and as a result feel tied to a religion in which you do not believe, then unbaptise yourself. In that case, signing your certificate in front of a witness then makes an affirmation that you have formally broken those ties. That gives the certificate meaning.
If that's not the case with you, then perhaps unbaptism is just a harmless diversion.
Our normal practice is to simply provide documents for those directly affected to undo baptisms affecting them. We feel that the signature of the affected person has more weight than does the signature of a third party. However, we have reversed the posthumous LDS baptisms of a few individuals: George Carlin; Gandhi; T.H. Huxley
We do not know if there is an afterlife, though we very much doubt it. If there is an afterlife, we do not know if hell is one of the options. If there is a hell, we do not know what specific qualifications it takes to enter, or to avoid entry. And regardless of what any religion tells you, no-one else alive knows either. They might believe, but they don't know.
If hell is a genuine concern for you, then don't reverse your baptism.
Go to a clergyman or clergywoman of the religion you believe in, advise them that you have been unbaptised and request to be baptised again.
Feel free to change your mind every day and drive a priest crazy.
I am of the opinion a person should make his or her own decisions. A child should not be baptised without the informed permission of the child, but, nor should someone else make the decision to undo the baptism. An informed child - old enough to understand and to sign a document can handle it for herself or himself.
Of course, if you disagree, you are free to use one of our documents as a graphic template and use your own wording.
There are several things you can do if you want. What we'd like, particularly as this site is new, is publicity. Make the site known.
- Tell your friends.
- Link to us from your web site.
- Put your certificate up where others can see it, and when questioned, mention the web site.
- Put a small ad in your local paper - or a national magazine if you are feeling generous - such as "Reverse your unwanted baptism - free - at http://unbaptism.org."