The letter I used to be excommunicated from the Catholic Church a few years back. Felt compelled to add it after reading Adrian Tippetts’ article on PinkNews this morning. The letter received the desired response, but my old parish priest took about a month to deign to reply, whereas the diocese office got back within a few days.
For those who don’t know, the Catholic Church bases its membership numbers on the amount of baptisms it’s performed. That’s where ex Oz PM Kevin Rudd got the figures quoted at World Youth Day a few years back re number of Catholics in Oz(that’s what compelled me to write the letter). You have to specifically request to be removed from the baptismal register to not be counted, but I’m not too confident in that process.
And the usual crap …
Please buy my novel, FINAL EDUCATION. =) It’s like a virtual reality ‘Lord of the Flies’, but with hoplites and aircraft carriers. =D
Guess it’s riskier than usual: a peeved religious-type probably wouldn’t hesitate to give me a negative review based on my post, whereas any ideological supporter of mine would actually need to review the product before coming to an objectively reasoned decision as to its merit. =P