Anne Rice leaves Christianity

This isn’t the first famous person to come out against what Christianity has become.   I wonder how many people the right wing fundamentalists have run out of the church.  I daresay, it’s more than a few.

Anne Rice leaves Christianity

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.”

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19 Responses to Anne Rice leaves Christianity

  1. Wizcon says:

    Unfortuneately, culture influences religion. Sociologists have been studying this for years. An example outside of Christianity is the Madrasas Schools in Pakistan that many of the Taliban go to. Taught by half literate teachers to memorize the Quoran with no discussion or critical thinking, they apply it to their cultural experience. Honor killings, killing of any kind have no place in Islam.
    I once started attending a church in the town I worked in. My first day I was approached by a local realtor asking what I was doing there, there were already 2 other realtors attending that church.
    I am with Ms Rice on this one.

  2. timesr says:

    While still in South Africa and after reading the Bible, Gandhi decided he wanted to become a Christian. When he attempted to attend a church service he was barred at the door and told if he didn’t leave, he’d be thrown down the church steps.

    AliSilver Reply:

    @timesr, Because of his skin color ?

    timesr Reply:

    @AliSilver,

    Yes, because of his skin color.

    AliSilver Reply:

    @timesr, NICE !
    If you believe in the bible how could you hate ANY RACE, since we are all HIS children and created in HIS image? Its just mind boggling.

    That is to assume that either God didnt’ know what he was doing when he created the non white races OR/AND to assume that God doesn’t like all those races he created .

    Can you imagine working your butt off to create 3 beautiful vases from scratch and then a year later deciding you don’t like the blue one after all and just smashing it on the floor and stomping on it?

    Wizcon Reply:

    @AliSilver, Noah’s son Hamm was sent to Africa (Egypt and south. This was known as Caanan which was later cursed ( I forget why) but the bibble really lays it on

    CURSE OF CANAAN
    1. Canaan was cursed, not Ham. (Gen. 9:25, “…cursed be Canaan…”
    2. Genesis 9:25-27 “…servitude to his brothers…”
    3. Exodus 20:5 –” A curse lasts three to four generations…”
    4. Canaan does not exist as a nation today. Other three nations exist — Egypt, Ethiopia
    and Lybia.
    Thus the perceived basis for hating darker people. Ghandi however was no darker than Jesus. They just forgot that the 2-3 generation thing passed a long time ago.

    skyagunsta Reply:

    @timesr, not the caste system?

    timesr Reply:

    @skyagunsta, “not the caste system?”

    This happened in South Africa, the church was white.

    When the missionary E. Stanley Jones met with Gandhi he asked him, “Mr. Gandhi, though you quote the words of Christ often, why is that you appear to so adamantly reject becoming his follower?”

    Gandhi replied, “Oh, I don’t reject Christ. I love Christ. It’s just that so many of you Christians are so unlike Christ.”

    http://in.christiantoday.com/articledir/print.htm?id=2837

    AliSilver Reply:

    @timesr, THREE CHEERS FOR GHANDI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    timesr Reply:

    @AliSilver,

    Somehow I think God found room in heaven for Gandhi even though he was a Hindu.

  3. Wizcon says:

    Ever read his autobiography? I did when I was 15 and again in college. Then some helped themselves to my book.

    timesr Reply:

    @Wizcon,

    What did you think? I’ve never read it.

    Wizcon Reply:

    @timesr Well, I was a teen and read it twice and then someone stole it. I liked it. Martin Luther King organized based on Ghandi’s nonviolent principles. Peaceful resistance. Ghandi’s life in Africa was extremely shaping.
    For me, it was a timely book to read in the 60′s. I believe it was called “The Autobiography of Mahatma Ghandi”

    timesr Reply:

    @Wizcon, “I liked it. Martin Luther King organized based on Ghandi’s nonviolent principles. Peaceful resistance.”

    Two men I admire a lot.

    What a different world this might be today if the Middle East had produced a leader like either man.

    Wizcon Reply:

    @timesr, I am with Ann Rice on organized Christianity. I don’t see much of Christ’s teachings in it, but he was from the middle East. Muhammed is greatly misunderstood by other religions as well. I have been listening intermittently to NPRs series on it. In particular the one about his favorite wife and her life.

    timesr Reply:

    @Wizcon,

    Of course you’re right. I was thinking in the last 50 years.

    That series sounds interesting, what’s the title, I’d like to see if I can find it.

    Wizcon Reply:

    @timesr, I guess it’s the Wisconsin Public Radio. Here is a link to the series
    http://www.wpr.org/search/ideas_program_search.cfm?StartYear=3&keyword=Islam

    Wizcon Reply:

    @timesr, Muhammeds wife on is on 7/26. Her name was Aisha

    timesr Reply:

    @Wizcon,

    Thank you! Many years ago I spent some time in Cairo living with a Muslim family, my experience with them validates the program on Aisha. The mother was very much in charge.

    In Egypt (I don’t know about other Muslim countries) when a couple become engaged, the husband’s family gives the bride to be gifts, and those things become her separate property outside her husband’s control. In the US, when a woman married, her husband controlled her property and if she worked, her wages as well. The feminists of 19th and 20th century America fought hard for women to have the right to their own property.

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