Atheists “De-baptize” Using Hair Dryers

Er … doesn’t their action to counter baptism just betray their belief of no God by infusing validity and power into baptism? Was it a coincidence that I was watching an “Idiocracy” rebroadcast when I came upon this story?

American atheists lined up to be “de-baptized” in a ritual using a hair dryer, according to a report Friday on U.S. late-night news program “Nightline.”

Leading atheist Edwin Kagin blasted his fellow non-believers with the hair dryer to symbolically dry up the holy water sprinkled on their heads in days past. The styling tool was emblazoned with a label reading “Reason and Truth.”

Kagin believes parents are wrong to baptize their children before they are able to make their own choices, even slamming some religious eduction as “child abuse.” He said the blast of hot air was a way for adults to undo what their parents had done.

The need to “undo” an act they supposedly don’t believe in only shows a lack of stock in their own convictions. An actual atheist, by definition, would care less as their lack of belief in a deity also means a lack of belief in any action related to that deity.