=== That was it ===
I guess it was posted as a warning to people who chose not to continue going to the Catholic Church.
"Apostasy is the formal disaffiliation from, or abandonment or renunciation of a religion by a person."
Excommunication = Being officially kicked out of said church.
There you have it.
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The Curmudgeon left a comment saying, "Closing the stable door after the horse has bolted."
Pretty well sums it up for me.
I was brought up a Roman Catholic in a household that wasn't big on religion. We trotted off to church as kids - I remember being really bored. So bored, in fact, that I often got a sore tummy through mass - I was only little.
My mum used to say, "I don't know, you have to believe in something."
In my opinion, not a hugely good reason for swallowing someone else's bullshit.
I was baptised without choice. I left the church by choice a long time ago.
I've never regretted leaving. I still haven't been presented with a formal APOSTASY NOTICE, which could be seen as a bit slack by the church. I mean, they've had decades to deliver the bloody thing. My brother Robert left the Roman Catholic Church for a long time and didn't get one either. Though, I think he's relieved now because he crawled back in and is now Mr Sanctimonious.
"If you leave, they won't
let you back in. Well, mostly.
I had a few interesting experiences in my time as a catholic - I won't go into them here.
I have to say that there is absolutely no possibility that I would ever want to go back.
"Apostasy results in excommunication from the Catholic Church.
Do you know how many fucks I'm giving?