As you can see from other current threads in this section many people have suffered terribly at the hands of the religious institutions. This can make people look for alternative ways to 'make a statement'. It seems this came about by the Church of England's refusal to remove the baptised from their registers. This would anger and frustrate me. I would not want my name to give any statistical merit to any religion nor help place Bishops in The House of Lords. There are currently 26 of them and they DO influence the legislature. Their power is entirely disproportionate to their actual support in the UK population. And in an era where we have seen the secular representation of the people attacked by the erosion of the influence of trade unions by successive governments it is outrageous that these Bishop Lords go unchallenged. So for some this is certificate is a bit of frivolity, but for others it can be a more serious issue and one they have a right to be passionate about.Is it possible to "debaptize" one's self without simultaneously taking one's self too seriously?