De-Baptizing When the Pope Comes to Town

Daniel Sottomaior, president of the Brazilian Association of Atheists and Agnostics (ATEA), organized mock “de-baptisms” in six cities as part of a protest of government spending during the Pope’s visit to Brazil.

“I’ve been an atheist since I was born,” says Sottomaior, who works as an engineer in Sao Paolo. “Everyone is born an atheist. The word God doesn’t arise spontaneously from babies’ lips.”