I tried to get out of the church of England/Anglican Church.  I was told it was a gift and there was no get-out.  Some gift.

 

Now, I am very serious about leaving this organization so absurd.  Anyone have any ideas?  Anyone ever come up against this foolishness?

 

I have been a practising atheist all my talking life.  My Mum and Dad just got me baptized like all the other kids had been.  It was not their fault, they wanted no trouble with the authorities.

 

Thanks for any suggestions,

 

Dr. Peter A. Muckley

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Comment by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on March 14, 2011 at 12:15pm

You could write to your local diocise (spelling?) and ask to be officially removed from their records (if they have them).  You could write a similar letter to the parish where you were baptized, explaining that it was done without your legally informed consent. 

Most importantly, make sure you answer the "religion" question on the next census as "none" or "no religion".   The legal advice is NOT to write "atheist" or "FSM" or whatever.  

Comment by Peter A. Muckley on March 14, 2011 at 1:35am
It is not a question of not going or not caring, it is a matter of honour. If you are numbered among them, you count as a statistic when it comes time for them to preen themselves and rob tax pounds and so on.
Should I die my body all sickly anointed-over with their unctuousness?
Comment by Jim DePaulo on March 13, 2011 at 8:43pm
My very Italian Catholic Grandmother bundled me up when I was still a squab and had me dunked by the local priest so officially I'm still a member of the flock.  As I don't give a fuck for the flock I don't really care about their "rules"
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on March 13, 2011 at 4:50pm
He means to not be listed as an official member.
Comment by Dr. Cowboy on March 13, 2011 at 4:02pm
I'm not sure what you mean by "get out".  Maybe things are different in England, but don't you just simply not go?

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