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Anne Rice no longer interested in being Christian

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Anne Rice no longer interested in being Christian

Postby sirlamre » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:52 pm

Like many of us, she has great love for Christ, but can't tolerate those who claim to be His followers, yet don't act as He would.









Legendary author Anne Rice has announced that she’s quitting Christianity.

The “Interview with a Vampire” author, who wrote a book about her spirituality titled "Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession" in 2008, said Wednesday that she refuses to be “anti-gay,” “anti-feminist," “anti-science” and “anti-Democrat.”

Rice wrote, “For those who care, and I understand if you don't: Today I quit being a Christian ... It's simply impossible for me to ‘belong’ to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group. For ten years, I've tried. I've failed. I'm an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else.”


Rice then added another post explaining her decision on Thursday:

“My faith in Christ is central to my life. My conversion from a pessimistic atheist lost in a world I didn't understand, to an optimistic believer in a universe created and sustained by a loving God is crucial to me," Rice wrote. "But following Christ does not mean following His followers. Christ is infinitely more important than Christianity and always will be, no matter what Christianity is, has been or might become.”
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Re: Anne Rice no longer interested in being Christian

Postby Linnea » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:01 pm

I agree completely with her and I wish I could have said it as eloquently.
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Re: Anne Rice no longer interested in being Christian

Postby Brian » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:10 pm

Frankly, I'm confused. :scratch:

I mean, kudos to her for using "disputatious" in a sentence :thumbleft:, but I'm kind of shocked to see someone claim to have faith in Christ but in practically the same breath disavow being a Christian. If she thinks that all Christians are schmucks, that's fine, but a) that's painting with a mighty wide brush, and b) (and correct me if I'm wrong, since I'm not a Christian) being a Christian doesn't mean following Christians. It means following Christ. Did she sleep through church that day? :scratch:
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Re: Anne Rice no longer interested in being Christian

Postby Linnea » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:11 pm

I kind of took it to me she doesn't think much of organized religion.
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Re: Anne Rice no longer interested in being Christian

Postby Brian » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:30 pm

"I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower
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Re: Anne Rice no longer interested in being Christian

Postby Linnea » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:59 pm

Off topic, but I've been making a LOT of typos lately. I guess I need to prrofreed better.
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Re: Anne Rice no longer interested in being Christian

Postby Brian » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:23 pm

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Re: Anne Rice no longer interested in being Christian

Postby sirlamre » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:05 am

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Re: Anne Rice no longer interested in being Christian

Postby Brian » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:51 am

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Re: Anne Rice no longer interested in being Christian

Postby sledge » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:24 am

Anne Rice is either a true believer or not in the first place?

To follow Christ you need your own convictions and relationship with god than following leaders of any given church. That may be considered following some kind of cult as their leaders believe they are true divine? (more like brainwashing).

Go live in North Korea as their government leader is also their God, saviour and most powerful being in the universe. Hail Kim Jong-il! :bs:
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