Interview with the Isolated July 30, 2010Posted by Matt in Christianity.
Tags: Anne Rice, Christianity, Jesus, religion
Anne Rice, author of Interview with a Vampire and, more recently, books about her spirituality, has announced that she is finished with Christianity.
In explaining herself, Ricke said that she refuses to be “anti-gay,” “anti-feminist,” “anti-science,” and “anti-Democrat.”
She 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,a nd deservedly infamous group. For ten years, I’ve tried. I’ve failed. I’m an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else.”
Continuing in another post today, she said:
“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. But following Christ does not mean following His followers. Christ in infinitely more important than Christianity and always will be, no matter what Christianity is, has been or might become.”
Sometimes I understand exactly how she feels…