Anne Rice Speaks Out And Out And Out

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 29, 2010

Anne Rice made three statements on her Facebook page in the past 36 hours. She made a highly public statement about her religious opinions.

For those who care, and I understand if you don’t: Today I quit being a Christian. I’m out. I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being “Christian” or to being part of Christianity. 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 07-29-1:36 pm

As I said below, I quit being a Christian. I’m out. 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. I refuse to be anti-Democrat. I refuse to be anti-secular humanism. I refuse to be anti-science. I refuse to be anti-life. In the name of …Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen. 07-29-1:41 pm

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 is infinitely more important than C…hristianity and always will be, no matter what Christianity is, has been, or might become. 07-29-5:30 pm

1- Who cares? A part of Jesus worship that is disgusting is the assumption that anyone else cares whether or not you are a true believer. This co exists with the idea that the you are entitled to know about the beliefs of other people. There are people who think that their beliefs are their business. Just because you are a famous writer, that knows the value of publicity, does not mean your opinions about G-d are more valuable than mine.

2- Does Ms. Rice have a new book coming out soon? She does have a talent for publicity and marketing. The woods are full of talented authors. It takes work to hone this talent into marketable product. She then persuaded a publisher to take a chance selling her product, and got the public to buy truckloads of her books. This does not make her opinions about G-d more valuable than mine.

3- Jesus has mutated over time into the poster boy of this obscene religion. Maybe the real Jesus is anti gay, pro war, anti Muslim, and anti thought. Maybe 2000 years ago the living person named Jesus had these highfalutin ideas about love thy neighbor. At least that is what the Bible says, and that is an untrustworthy book. For all we know, the original Jesus was just as hateful then as his worshipers are today.

The way to know Jesus is through his believers. The putrid spectacle of modern Jesus worship is what the spirit of Jesus has morphed into. To say that you are pro Christ and Anti Christian is double talk, like hate the sin/love the sinner. Why not dispute the belief, and be kind to the believer?

PG does not know what led Anne Rice to this impasse. And he does not care. Anne Rice is a talented writer, that is enjoyed by millions of people. The only book by her that PG read was “Interview with the vampire”. He got 150 pages into it, and found it very powerful. It was taking him places he did not want to go. PG did not finish the book.

Jesus has not been kind to PG. His worshipers have heaped abuse on PG. After a while, it does not make sense to find excuses for Jesus. If Jesus truly pays the price for the sins of his believers, then he should take the blame for this loud, hateful flock. And Anne Rice should quit talking about Jesus, and get back to writing books.

Pictures for today’s feature are from The Library of Congress.

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