Everyone who is Catholic is free to leave anytime. Especially in this era where there are so many options in Protestant land. Heck, if you can't find one that fits, just grab a Bible; ordain yourself minister and open up a 'church' in the basement of a hardware store in town! Some have done that and became very successful. They made a whole career out of it and retired!<quoted text> "the churches forced followers" this is an undeniable truth,the church would not be what it is today if they didn't use despicable tatics to get people to come to their church and feed them a bunch of man made traditions,does the church really need to use all the flashyness and threats if it is the true church? i wouldn't think so,as stated in the past, if god is out there you would know it in your heart and soul,you wouldn't have to be told he exists..........did you watch the whole game? was a good one right down to the end.
The Church ain't holding us hostage. They will stand up and keep proclaiming the truth even if all but 10 walks out the door. Truth is truth and can not be compromised.