I do not believe in any God or Gods. I believe the Catholic church has committed terrible crimes particularly against women and children in this country. As a woman I do not want to be part of an organisation that regards me as second class because of my gender. I am not merely a vessel that can be sacrificed for more little Catholic foot soldiers. I believe that the church is centred on money, power and control and I resent the fact that they count me among their members when I absolutely am not. I believe in the total separation of church and state, secular democracy and no church influence, from any church, on state legislation or publicly funded hospitals and schools. I am NOT a Catholic and I have no wish to be counted as one. The fact that the Catholic church does not allow anyone to officially leave is breathtaking arrogance on their part.