Skip to comments.Novelist Anne Rice says she's leaving Christianity (Uncoverts after converting)
Posted on 07/30/2010 8:37:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
NEW YORK Anne Rice has had a religious conversion: She's no longer a Christian.
"In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control," the author wrote Wednesday on her Facebook page. "In the name of ... Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen."
Rice, 68, is best known for "Interview With a Vampire" and other gothic novels. Raised as a Catholic, she had rejected the church early in her life but renewed her faith in recent years and in 2008 released the memoir "Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession."
In a telephone interview Thursday, Rice said she had been having doubts for the past two to three years. She was troubled by the child abuse scandals in the church, and the church's defensive reaction, and by the ex-communication of Sister Margaret McBride, a nun and hospital administrator who had approved an abortion for a woman whose life was in danger.
"I believed for a long time that the differences, the quarrels among Christians didn't matter a lot for the individual, that you live your life and stay out of it. But then I began to realize that it wasn't an easy thing to do," said Rice, speaking from her home near Palm Springs, Calif. "I came to the conclusion that if I didn't make this declaration, I was going to lose my mind."
Rice said she is a Democrat who supports the health care legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama and believes gay marriage inevitably will be permitted throughout the country. Although no longer part of any denomination, she remains a believer and continues to read theology and post Biblical passages on her Facebook page.
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a. rice is so overrated
Ahhh...who really cares? So she writes books. Whoopie.
It's kind of a relief that she's not claiming to be a Christian anymore.
Wow! What a huge surprise! Another confused Democrat. Imagine that. ;-)
Yep, she’s a classic “stony ground” hearer of the word.
“I refuse to quit popularizing the notion blood drinkers are, like, so cool.”
That is it exactly!
And so sad... imagine, to be standing before God on that day and having Him read your post back to you....
So close and yet so far...
And she says she left Christ so she wouldn’t lose her mind....
“I came to the conclusion that if I didn’t make this declaration, I was going to lose my mind...”
Sounds like the declaration came a bit too late.
Enjoy Hades Anne. The boatman at the River Styx awaits you for the one way trip.
I wonder when Barack Obama will come clean about not being a Christian as well.
This and two bucks will get you on a subway.
I kinda respect Anne Rice for what she did. At least she refuses to pretend to be something she isn’t.
There are too many people who INSIST on being a Christian, insist on being a member of a church, and then publicly attack what the church teaches. What the heck are they members of the church for ?
If you no longer believe in Church discipline and Church doctrine or its creeds, LEAVE THE CHURCH and STOP PRETENDING that you’re a believer.
Yes, I’m talking about those politicians who claim to be Christian/Catholic and then openly support abortion, partial birth abortion, gay marriage and the like.
Where did all the vampire and being an undead is cool books come from;suddenly the library has dozens,and many are in the teen section.
Her son is gay which led to search for justifications to leave the Church.
Too much work for her to be a Christian. Distressingly I find a lot of fellow Catholics who use the sex-abuse scandal in the Church as a convenient excuse for everything from lack of church attendance to lack of faith. It seems to me to be a simple matter of good vs. evil. I try to explain to them that the word of God and faith do not change. The tactics used by Satan in his attempts to subvert the Church constantly change. The sex abuse scandal is just another of Satan’s endless and devious means by which he seeks to destroy the Faith.
It’s apparent Anne never did know Christ. She simply has not undergone the transformation necessary to properly deal with these issues which she claims will cause her to lose her mind. I know, as at one point nearly 30 years ago I was not unlike Anne in many ways.
When you place anything above God that is your god. that being said, Christians are pro-gay people, anti gay behavior. Who knows what she means by feminist, so I can't respond to that, but men and women are equal in God's eyes as far as I can tell. And by the birth control thing I suspect she's talking about contraceptives and likely the catholic stance on it, which I believe is the segment of Christianity she'd converted to if memory serves. She can choose to reject God, many (actually most) do...but I rather doubt she was ever really a Christian (and I'm not getting into the fore-ordination debate with that).
Funny things can happen when you start putting conditions on God.