I offer my apologies if I’ve posted in the incorrect subsection of the forums. Anyways, onto my question: what must one do to be automatically excommunicated for heresy? I know they must have the knowledge that they can be excommunicated for what they believe, but I’m a little foggy on memory about how much they believe the heresy, if they didn’t know that the Church taught something different, factors in.
For example, let’s say that it’s possible I may be automatically excommunicated from the grand church of chocolate for believing that tiramisu is a better flavor than German chocolate (don’t ask… :D). Let’s say also that for some odd reason the grand church of chocolate has the same rules about excommunication the Catholic Church has. If I was unaware of the fact that I have to believe German chocolate is better than tiramisu to stay in the grand church of chocolate, would I be excommunicated from them automatically?
Yeah, weird analogy, I know, but that’s the best I got, haha. Keep in mind the above is a ridiculous situation and I don’t believe that I’m going to be automatically excommunicated for heresy in real life. I’d just like a better understanding of it. Thank you!