Friday, October 25, 2013

Babies,an interesting trend

looking older than 6 days by PhylB
looking older than 6 days, a photo by PhylB on Flickr.

With all this media interest down south about the christening of wee Prince Wotsit this week I happened upon an article about how christenings had changed in the last thirty years. I was very interested to see that the current rate of christening in England and Wales had fallen to less than 10% in the last decade. Now more than 90% of children are not christened. Rules for who can be a godparent, however, have not changed. You are still meant to be have been christened yourself to become a godparent so that suggests to me that the number will fall to almost zero in the next generation because there will be no one left eligible for that position! In just a generation religion seems to have fallen off a cliff in the UK.

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