I used to be livid that I couldn't ever prevent the catholic church from counting me.
As I understand it, the catholic church doesn't even think of excommunication as a permanent severing of ties... and in fact, i was never interested much in learning a whole lot about excommunication since it seems like another foolish part of the silly game that is god-belief.
I don't care as much about this now, but I do wish that there was a way I would never be counted among catholics worldwide. I consider myself baptized and confirmed entirely against my will since I was a child and no other choice was presented to me.
Does anyone else think about this ever? If so, does it ever bother you or do you just not care?