Interesting Fact - Christenings

The Church of England has introduced new wording to the Christening service so parents and godparents no longer have to "repent sins" or"reject the devil".

(The current version, used since 1998, asks parents and godparents if they “reject the devil and all rebellion against God” and if they “repent of the sins that separate us from God and neighbour”.

The new text will ask them to “reject evil, and all its many forms, and all its empty promises”, with no explicit mention of the devil or sin.

It reminds me of a quote by Charles Baudelaire, "The devil's finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist."

Famously paraphrased in the film The Usual Suspects "The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.")









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