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CofE removes sin and the devil from new christening rite: Rewrite of centuries-old passage…
Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 19:40 EST, 5 January 2014 | Steve Doughty

Posted on 01/05/2014 7:08:23 PM PST by Olog-hai

The Church of England is trying out a new baptism service which drops all mention of the devil and sin.

Instead of asking parents and godparents to ‘reject the devil and all rebellion against God’, it asks them to make a single broad pledge to ‘reject evil’.

Among other phrases abandoned in the experimental new christening rite are those referring to ‘the deceit and corruption of evil’, ‘the sins that separate us from God and neighbor’, and a promise to ‘fight valiantly as a disciple of Christ against sin, the world and the devil.’ …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: baptism; churchofengland; devil; sin
Full Daily Mail title:
CofE removes sin and the devil from new christening rite: Rewrite of centuries-old passage casts out ‘sin’ from ceremonies
The druids certainly have their hooks in deep.
1 posted on 01/05/2014 7:08:23 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Link to the full-text Free Republic thread.

60-second Youtube video, if you are in a hurry.

http://youtu.be/3zHfbEJppL4

2 posted on 01/05/2014 7:10:31 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Olog-hai
"it asks them to make a single broad pledge to ‘reject evil’."

Start by taking the baby out of the Church of England.

3 posted on 01/05/2014 7:12:11 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Olog-hai
Most mainstream protestant churches stopped talking about sin and the devil generations ago. That's why they are dead churches walking today.
4 posted on 01/05/2014 7:12:30 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard; Olog-hai

Reminds me of the saying “The Devil’s best trick is to make you think he doesn’t exist”.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 7:14:39 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Olog-hai

Isn’t this the church that was formed so that Henry VIII could get divorced and marry another woman?


6 posted on 01/05/2014 7:18:57 PM PST by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
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To: EricT.

Since he executed his wives anyway, I wonder what his point was, if it was that.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 7:22:27 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Hardastarboard

Reminds me of the saying “The Devil’s best trick is to make you think he doesn’t exist”.

***

My thought, too.

Lack of faith here.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 7:27:38 PM PST by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: Olog-hai
The movie The Godfather is better with the old christening rite:

[during the baptism]
The Priest: Michael, Francis Rizzi, do you renounce Satan?
Michael Corleone: I do renounce him.
The Priest: And all his works?
Michael Corleone: I do renounce them.
[in between the baptism the assassinations of the five families are taking place]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CDlBLvc3YE
(warning: graphic violence)
9 posted on 01/05/2014 7:35:45 PM PST by xeno
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To: Olog-hai

I thought this thread had something to do with the Coffee Messiah coffee shop in Seattle that closed back in 2006.

I did find an article about its closing.

http://www.seattlepi.com/lifestyle/food/article/On-Dining-Coffee-Messiah-grinds-to-a-halt-and-1197096.php
Caffeine saves, but in the end it couldn’t save Coffee Messiah, the funky Capitol Hill cafe whose former owner once threw “coffee spells” on Starbucks with the wish that its customers had better taste buds.

The Messiah had a passionate following on the Hill, offering quirkiness and independence — plus tangibles such as live music and vegan food.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 7:49:07 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Olog-hai

I was confirmed in the Anglican Church, the Church of England, when I was 14..

I had to go to weekly classes for at least 6 months before I was allowed to participate..

Part of the ritual are the words “I renounce the devil and all his doings”


11 posted on 01/05/2014 7:51:18 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Olog-hai
Another “church” embracing “The Nine Suggestions”.
12 posted on 01/05/2014 8:26:27 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Which one was removed?


13 posted on 01/05/2014 8:31:45 PM PST by MNDude
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To: Olog-hai

Satan took control of the CofE, PECUSA, and the ACoC long ago. Some traditional Anglican provinces are fighting back, but the Worldwide Anglican Communion is shot.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 8:56:40 PM PST by twister881
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To: Olog-hai

If their is no sin, if their is no devil, if God is all forgiving, What is the point of wasting time worshiping, doing good works and not engaging in any behavior one desires?


15 posted on 01/05/2014 11:17:16 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Olog-hai

1 John 1:8-10

King James Version (KJV)

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 11:22:27 PM PST by 444Flyer (How long O LORD?)
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To: Travis McGee

bump


17 posted on 01/05/2014 11:25:28 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I think they need to throw in something like

’ KUMBAYA’

and

Honor Diversity with your whole heart your whole soul your whole body and your whole mind...

as a replacement parts....see

All that other stuff is just old hat Fuddy Duddy.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 3:18:33 AM PST by jimsin
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