Richard Patterson is an officiant or celebrant for Humanist funerals, weddings and baby-naming ceremonies. He describes what happens at a secular baby-naming ceremony, and reflects on how such rituals reflect both the seasons of nature and a human need to mark significant events.
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- 29 June 2007
Students could explore the ways in which the symbolism of the seasons could be used in baby-naming ceremonies, weddings and funerals. Why might such ceremonies feel religious even without any mention of God?