can one leave the Katlick church?

It does seem we can’t quit officially.

According to theologian Patrick Hornbeck,

baptism, once given, can’t be taken back,”  “When a person is baptized, the person always remains, in some way, shape or form, related to the Catholic Church.”

and if you read Nietzsche, the criterion for truth is what comes out of the priest’s mouth, that is, they always lie.

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42 thoughts on “can one leave the Katlick church?

  1. jim- says:

    So Catholics can pursue another faith or none, but the church can still consider them (and does consider them) Catholic, provided it does not infringe on their rights.”
    Nice way of padding your numbers to maintain relevance.
    In this day and age with so much sensitivity towards mental trauma, that governments won’t step in and end this bully tactic. You can’t break up. Sorry Mak

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  2. judyt54 says:

    As with any religion, Catholic folks run on fear and Purgatory. People who leave the church are called “fallen away Catholics” (which as a child left me with the image of the desperately ill, with hollow eyes and gaunt rib cages) which meant, they can go, but they still belong to us.
    Having become one of those maybe 50+ years ago, and never having had a priest or nun knock on my door to ask why I wasn’t attending Mass, I wonder how strong that saying really is.

    There is a saying, and I agree with it, somewhat: you can leave the church, but it never leaves you.

    Possibly because anyone brought up in the church is used to a certain way of doing things, of participating, of being connected to all the points (in a manner of speaking) and you do feel as if you’re part of the show, rather than an onlooker watching the minister ‘perform’ for 45 minutes. Call and response is a great technique, btw.

    And even now after all this time, if I were to get religion again, I’d give Catholicism another go, although the changes (which were happening when I left, and is part of the reason I left in the first place) might be more than I wanted to deal with.

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    • makagutu says:

      There is a saying, and I agree with it, somewhat: you can leave the church, but it never leaves you.

      This, I find I agree with.
      If I was to give religion a go, I would start my own outfit

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  3. john zande says:

    There’s no dis-enrolment form, which is why the 2.5 billion CVtholics number is pure BS

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  4. renudepride says:

    I guess that explains the reason that so many in hell are believers! 🙂 Naked hugs!


  5. Hell, even after I’ve become a devout Muslim and participated in numerous Jihads against the infidel Christians, Da Katlicks STILL consider me one of ’em. Go figure.

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  6. so, if you say fuck the holy spirit, one is still catholic? not exactly what the bible would seem to indicate.

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  7. Nan says:

    It’s that bead thing … people just can’t seem to throw them out.


  8. Ron says:

    “Relax,” said the vicar.
    “We are programmed to receive.
    You can lose faith any time you like,
    But you can never leave!”


  9. jilldennison says:

    My grandmother found a way to leave the Katlick church … she divorced her husband and was excommunicated! They told her how she could ‘redeem’ herself, and she told them where to put it!

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  10. Nan says:

    In my VERY early days, I was taken by my mother to a “Katlick” church simply because my grandparents on my father’s side were VERY devout Katlicks (my father rarely attended). I don’t think my mother was a Katlick herself — she was just following my grandparents’ wishes.

    Anyway, I have little to no memory of these Katlick experiences (I never attended any services as I got older). However, chances are pretty good I was baptized into the faith, so perhaps I’m still bound to them … ??

    Gosh! Maybe I’ll make it to “heaven” after all. 😂😅😆


    • makagutu says:

      You could already be in the book of life.
      I was involved in the church till yesterday so I do remember quite a lot. The best memory is I slept through most of church or was always having conversation with someone

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