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I already have four godsons from before I became a Buddhist and made my acceptance that there is no God about five years ago.
Yesterday my neighbour's son asked my partner and myself if we would be godparents to his new son and we both said yes but as I was driving away it suddenly dawned on me that in the Church of England that the role of godparent is very heavy on the God and Jesus element.
Is there any way of reconciling the two, being a Buddhist but also being a godfather? I could stay there a pay lip service but would also feel like I was being a bit disrespectful to their faith.