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Novelist Anne Rice says she's leaving Christianity (Uncoverts after converting)
Yahoo News ^ | 07/30/2010 | Hillel Itale

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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1 posted on 07/30/2010 8:37:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

a. rice is so overrated


2 posted on 07/30/2010 8:38:50 AM PDT by barbarianbabs (Liberty 5-3000)
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To: SeekAndFind
Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the birds of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns, the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit...
3 posted on 07/30/2010 8:39:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ahhh...who really cares? So she writes books. Whoopie.


4 posted on 07/30/2010 8:40:13 AM PDT by Commander X (TOTUS...destroying the USA one lie at a time.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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

It's kind of a relief that she's not claiming to be a Christian anymore.

5 posted on 07/30/2010 8:40:14 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow! What a huge surprise! Another confused Democrat. Imagine that. ;-)


6 posted on 07/30/2010 8:41:12 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yep, she’s a classic “stony ground” hearer of the word.


7 posted on 07/30/2010 8:41:23 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: SeekAndFind

“I refuse to quit popularizing the notion blood drinkers are, like, so cool.”


8 posted on 07/30/2010 8:42:00 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yep!

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....


9 posted on 07/30/2010 8:42:13 AM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: SeekAndFind

“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.


10 posted on 07/30/2010 8:42:14 AM PDT by Old North State (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro)
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To: SeekAndFind

Enjoy Hades Anne. The boatman at the River Styx awaits you for the one way trip.


11 posted on 07/30/2010 8:42:44 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: agere_contra

I wonder when Barack Obama will come clean about not being a Christian as well.


12 posted on 07/30/2010 8:42:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This and two bucks will get you on a subway.


13 posted on 07/30/2010 8:43:23 AM PDT by mort56
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To: barbarianbabs

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.


14 posted on 07/30/2010 8:43:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: agere_contra

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.


15 posted on 07/30/2010 8:43:32 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Her son is gay which led to search for justifications to leave the Church.


16 posted on 07/30/2010 8:43:32 AM PDT by bronxville
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To: barbarianbabs

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.


17 posted on 07/30/2010 8:43:54 AM PDT by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


18 posted on 07/30/2010 8:44:15 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: SeekAndFind
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...

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).

19 posted on 07/30/2010 8:44:36 AM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: SeekAndFind
"...I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control..."

Funny things can happen when you start putting conditions on God.

20 posted on 07/30/2010 8:44:41 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Although no longer part of any denomination, she remains a believer “

So...she renounced Christianity but remains a believer? Sounds like she has one foot on earth and one in hell. Can’t have it both ways sister!


21 posted on 07/30/2010 8:44:48 AM PDT by happilymarriedmom
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To: agere_contra

RE: It’s kind of a relief that she’s not claiming to be a Christian anymore.


I kinda, in an odd way, 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.


22 posted on 07/30/2010 8:45:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually, her first couple of vampire books were pretty good, though not recommended for children. Then they started to go downhill, as she no longer seemed able to convey as an author that evil is, well, evil. Which I thought was the point of the earlier books.

Although I am a Catholic, I found no interest in her books about Jesus, written after conversion. I was pleased for her, but thought the books were feeble. They didn’t sell as well as the early vampire books, either.

Well, I’m sorry to hear that she has relapsed once more. Prayers for her.


23 posted on 07/30/2010 8:46:17 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind

If her problem with the church is theocratic rules then why am I being required to tythe Obamacare, a program that President Obama sold on the religious message of being “my brother’s keeper”?


24 posted on 07/30/2010 8:46:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: SeekAndFind

1 / 2,300,0000,000 = ?


25 posted on 07/30/2010 8:46:46 AM PDT by ILS21R (A 200 year supply of oil... in Alaska....right now)
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To: SeekAndFind

Even though it sounds like she never came to know Yeshua in the first place, it is still an awful sight to see a person turn their back on their Salvation (and all the more so for the silly reasons she gave).


26 posted on 07/30/2010 8:46:57 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Satan's greatest trick is convincing some men he doesn't exist!)
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To: Cicero

Maybe it’s like professional wrestling, and she “became a Christian” to generate more publicity and book sales, and then “changed teams” again to appeal to her old fan base.


27 posted on 07/30/2010 8:47:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Strange I never thought she was a Christian..since she has written so many gloomy books I thought she was already with the dark side..


28 posted on 07/30/2010 8:48:01 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: SeekAndFind
...I came to the conclusion that if I didn't make this declaration, I was going to lose my mind...

Four personal pronouns in one sentence.

It all fits.

29 posted on 07/30/2010 8:48:05 AM PDT by Byron_the_Aussie (Michelle Obama, The Early Years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBYGxBlFOSU)
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...I came to the conclusion that if I didn't make this declaration, I was going to lose my mind...

Losing your mind, is better than losing your soul.

30 posted on 07/30/2010 8:49:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
"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."

I hope Ms. Rice finds what she is searching for. Christianity is not "anti-gay" or "anti-feminist." Christianity offers gays the love and self-worth they are desperately seaching for in their lifestyle. Christianity is the originator of respect and value for women. Women were property until Christianity came along.

Now, as far as artificial birth control, pick a sect other than Catholicism.

31 posted on 07/30/2010 8:50:31 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (For the record, McCarthy was right.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, converted or uncoverted Rice. So what else is new. She is free to convert/uncovert to anything and everything she wants. Its beyond me why she thinks I or anyone else really cares? I hope that whatever she newly converts to will bring her spiritual happiness. Methinks though, that she puts way too much emphasis on what others think about her than what she thinks/feels about scripture and the word. Given that, I fear she will soon be disillusioned by her next “firm belief”. I guess she missed the part about being known as a Christian through her deeds. I am real sorry she can’t square homosexual activities with Biblical writings. She seems a little pissed at the text. I am unaware of any major religion that embraces homosexuality. She could certainly immerse herself into the Roman/Greek pantheon and find one I’m sure. Might be diffficult for her to find a temple though.


32 posted on 07/30/2010 8:52:56 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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“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”

I've noticed that people who are Democrats are not true Christians. At least Anne Rice admitted publicly she has chosen the Democrat principles over those of Our Savior.

Many Democrats pretend to be Christian but they are nothing but phonies. It really is an either or choice.

33 posted on 07/30/2010 8:53:06 AM PDT by detective
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To: mort56

No it won’t. It’s $2.25 now and going up.


34 posted on 07/30/2010 8:53:31 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t tell me. Tell Him.


35 posted on 07/30/2010 8:53:57 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (The Democrats will rue the day that Hopey Changey made the scene...)
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Matthew 7:13-14


36 posted on 07/30/2010 8:55:16 AM PDT by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son..........)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Love the scripture reference! Thank you!


37 posted on 07/30/2010 8:55:47 AM PDT by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son..........)
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"In the name of ... Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen."

Now that's just funny right there.

38 posted on 07/30/2010 8:55:57 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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No it won’t. It’s $2.25 now and going up.

I stand corrected.

39 posted on 07/30/2010 8:56:11 AM PDT by mort56
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To: happilymarriedmom
So...she renounced Christianity but remains a believer?

It sounds like the news media may have (deliberately?) conflated leaving the Roman Catholic Church and renouncing Christianity. All the issues she mentions are inconsistent with that church, but many other churches, we well know, embrace those positions.

I don't find it necessary, to call myself a Christian, to be 'anti-gay', whatever that means, nor opposed to artificial methods of birth control, which means even the use of condoms to Roman Catholics. Now if she had said she refused to be anti-abortion in the name of Christ, I would wonder what in the name of Christ she is doing trying to be a Christian of any stripe.

40 posted on 07/30/2010 9:00:41 AM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Darn, lost my tagline... something about boarders, in-laws and bad language.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can a straight consistent “democrat” be an assumed and consistent christian? I don’t think so !

Christianism has become more and more confuse in our times since the Church of J.Christ has been jeopardized with a very poor sense of legacy , tradition and respect for our parents’ work....


41 posted on 07/30/2010 9:01:16 AM PDT by Ulysse (s)
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Anne Rice may have thought of herself as a "christian".

She may have been a cultural christian or a catholic.

She has never been a follower of the Jewish Messiah.

She is a democrat who believes in murdering babies.

She supports the lawlessness of the democrat party.

She has been leading thousands or hundreds of
thousands of young adults into demon worship.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

42 posted on 07/30/2010 9:02:45 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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believes gay marriage

Maybe ann should stop writing and start reading - her bible.


43 posted on 07/30/2010 9:04:29 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: SeekAndFind

What else can you say about this vampire drek? What mindless drek. And this woman got rich off it. Last time I saw some vampire stuff was when I was a kid

Now this vampire drek is bigger than ever and zombies too.


44 posted on 07/30/2010 9:05:00 AM PDT by dennisw (Sarah McLachlan in 2012)
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To: Onelifetogive

Exactly!


45 posted on 07/30/2010 9:05:06 AM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Darn, lost my tagline... something about boarders, in-laws and bad language.)
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To: bronxville

Someday, she will learn that the price for spending eternity with her son wasn’t worth it.


46 posted on 07/30/2010 9:05:26 AM PDT by MayfairFly ("Your total ignorance of that which you profess to teach merits the death penalty.")
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To: murrie
Matthew 7:13-14

Indeed.

I met Ann Rice many years ago. I didn't know who she was at the time, Interview with a Vampire had just been published, I was in a bookstore browsing the sci-fi/fantasy section and she walked up to me and recommended her own book and offered to autograph it. I declined because I never was into vampire type stories. We only talked for like 5 minutes but she struck me as a melancholy person.

47 posted on 07/30/2010 9:06:32 AM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: SeekAndFind
The story is not about this woman but about her parents, who managed to raise a child without basic ability to think, and notions of right and wrong. She is a thoroughly confused individual, who tries to do the right thing but has no means to analyze what is right. And so she goes back and forth, not knowing where she belongs.

The praise goes to the "greatest generation" that managed to raise the most egotistic, anti-American, and best confused children.

48 posted on 07/30/2010 9:06:32 AM PDT by TopQuark
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Rice is a Christian name....what did she convert from to begin with?

odd


49 posted on 07/30/2010 9:07:10 AM PDT by wardaddy (effed up times..)
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To: agere_contra

“It’s kind of a relief that she’s not claiming to be a Christian anymore. “

If I read the blurp correctly, she still claims to be a Christian. She is no longer Catholic.


50 posted on 07/30/2010 9:07:47 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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