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"Icelandic Atheist Group Wants to Register All Newborns as Atheists; Mocks National Church Practice."

But is this really a form of mockery?  Newborn humans don't have, as far as I can discern, any concept of what deities are, which is a prerequisite to believing in one (or more).  This "belief in at least one deity" is a requirement to be a theist (e.g., Christians believe in Yahweh, Muslims believe in Allah, hard-core Pastafarians believe in The Flying Spaghetti Monster, etc.).

[Caption with featured image:  "Melanie Chubb holds her 4-day-old daughter, Sofia, in the maternity ward at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, eastern England, November 3, 2011. A private company called Circle will take over NHS hospital, Hinchingbrooke, in 2012 in a deal which will be the first of it's kind, local media reported. Photograph taken on November 3, 2011."]

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Icelandic atheist group Vantru has suggested it would like to register all newborn children as atheist members, mocking the National Church's practice of automatically registering babies if their mothers belong to the church.

"In a satirical statement to highlight the flaws of the National Church, the atheist society revealed that everyone would be a member of the organization until they deregistered their membership," Ice News reported.

"Soon-to-be parents were told any babies born from 1 March onwards would not be left out of their 'lively community' as they would automatically be registered at birth — even if parental consent had not been given. It added that this was the 'best and fairest' way to go about things."

Government statistics show that as much as 80 percent of Iceland's population is at least nominally registered to the Lutheran State Church, also called the National Church.

The 2012 Global Index of Religion and Atheism poll found that 10 percent of Iceland's population would describe themselves as convicted atheists, however.

In recent times there has also been a movement to revive some of the customs and traditions behind the Norse religion, such as plans to build the first temple to the Norse gods since the Viking era.

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Icelandic atheist group Vantru has suggested it would like to register all newborn children as atheist members, mocking the National Church's practice of automatically registering babies if their mothers belong to the church.
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Too much color on Freddie, too few on Sinatra. They are not on equal terms.
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The former prime minister says rather than seeking to gain more powers, he wants to be like Queen Elizabeth II
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Why is blind obedience often considered morality?
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Too Americanized for my taste.
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1 cup of this, 1 gallon of that, boil at this F...
Since when making yogurt became rocket science?
We are losing our touch to reality as a species.  So sad.
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Yes no body wants it, why not start from Gazza, Westbank and Occupied/Colonized territories?
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