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    11 days ago - By The Guardian

    Oddparents or squadparents: it's not just the names for today's secular guardians that are causing confusion Once upon a time in Redhill, Surrey, Sophie and Joe asked Jenny and Mark to be godparents to their baby daughter. It made perfect sense to Mark. Joe had been his best man. They went way back. But Jenny wasn't so sure. “I said no, because I'm not a Christian,” she recalls. “They said it was fine, as they aren't Christian, either, and they weren't going to bother with the church bit. I still said no - I didn't understand what the job I was signing up to actually was. They said it was...
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