Anne Rice Quits Christianity 'In the Name of Christ'

  • metta

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    Jul 30, 2010 7:27 AM GMT
    Anne Rice Quits Christianity 'In the Name of Christ'

    http://gawker.com/5599677/anne-rice-quits-christianity-in-the-name-of-christ
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    Jul 30, 2010 10:53 AM GMT
    The writer of that article doesn't seem to be very bright. She didn't stop being a "Jesus lady". According to her posts, she seems to be more of a "Jesus lady" and less of an "organized religion lady". It's amazing that there are writers out there with no reading comprehension. With the internet, I guess anybody can "write".
  • owen19832006

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    Jul 30, 2010 11:01 AM GMT
    oh dear! the ladies of the Southern Baptist Convention will have her for breakfast!!
    soon she wont be able to visit mississippi and she will be forbidden from setting foot in alabama! plus all the hate mail thats coming her way!
    oh dear what a big mistake!!
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    Jul 30, 2010 1:13 PM GMT

    I think the vampire thing has been bludgeoned to death in Entertainment. Consequently I've never read her books other than a few scans.

    She and I are on the same page regarding christianity in many ways.

    -Doug

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    Jul 30, 2010 1:15 PM GMT
    First, I have to say that I have always been a huge fan of Anne Rice, some books more than others, but still a huge fan, "Vampire Lady" and Jesus, and all the rest of it.
    Hats off to her for chucking the Church in favor of spirituality; I've always wondered why more people don't do the same. Anne Rice has always been out spoken, but I hope this makes a few people consider their own relationship to organized religion.

    On a slightly separate note, The Vatican suppressed the Gospels Of St. Thomas, after they were found near the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls, even going so far as stating these gospels were "heresy" because they promote spirituality above a focused religion. They are sometimes called the "Gospels of Christ" but they couldn't have anyone contridicting them..
    Go Anne!
  • rnch

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    Jul 30, 2010 1:43 PM GMT
    perhaps she will finally go back to writing about what she does best: the vampire chronicles and the mayfair family novels. icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 30, 2010 1:59 PM GMT
    Sounds more like she quit being a conservative Christian. Fundamentalists do not define the entire religion. She could become an Episcopalian, a United Church of Christ member, or a Unitarian Christian if she still wanted to be a part of organized religion that is not anti-gay, anti-science. or anti-Democratic.
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    Jul 30, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    Meh.. it happens to all the best people.
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    Jul 30, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    rnch saidperhaps she will finally go back to writing about what she does best: the vampire chronicles and the mayfair family novels. icon_cool.gif

    There's been no serious contenders for vampire porn since she left. All the vampire books have been light, fluffy, dare I say sparkly. Needless to say, only Rice has given me a vampire boner.
  • Mepark

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    Jul 30, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    Don't get your hopes up atheists and misunderstand, she might have left Christianity, but at 68 years old, you don't just stop believing in God, and in her case, even Christ. This is publicity and she's sending a message about the "religion," not faith.
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    Jul 30, 2010 3:52 PM GMT
    Mepark saidDon't get your hopes up atheists and misunderstand, she might have left Christianity, but at 68 years old, you don't just stop believing in God, and in her case, even Christ. This is publicity and she's sending a message about the "religion," not faith.

    But hope is all we atheists have! We have to believe in hope, put our blind faith into it, and....oh, shit.
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    Jul 30, 2010 5:00 PM GMT
    I'm a dog/cat groomer... I groom Anne Rice's cat!!! Never met her, but I had her "hired help" who brings me her cat get Anne to autograph her trilogy, which I read over 30 years ago...and knew instantly that it would be a HUGE success and a great movie!!
    BTW, she has a big gray Persian who's name is Mirabelle.
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    Jul 30, 2010 5:22 PM GMT
    FUCK YES!! Now she can start writing good books again icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 30, 2010 5:31 PM GMT
    Flakier than a bowl of corn flakes.
  • Thomas757

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    Jul 30, 2010 6:17 PM GMT
    I've never understood 'blind faith' other than being a power play to manipulate masses into doing what the head of the church wanted.
    If God gives each person gifts, including the ability to learn, think, and reason then wouldn't not using those gifts be the abomination?
  • metta

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    Jul 30, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    Author Anne Rice 'quits' being a Christian over attitudes to gays and women


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    Rice wrote: "No wonder people despise us, Christians, and think we are an ignorant and violent lot. I don't blame them. This kind of thing makes me weep. Maybe commitment to Christ means not being a Christian.
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    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2010/07/30/author-anne-rice-quits-being-a-christian-over-attitudes-to-gays-and-women/

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    Jul 30, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    muscles4muscles saidThe writer of that article doesn't seem to be very bright. She didn't stop being a "Jesus lady". According to her posts, she seems to be more of a "Jesus lady" and less of an "organized religion lady". It's amazing that there are writers out there with no reading comprehension. With the internet, I guess anybody can "write".


    I would like to refudiate your comments about her writing skills!
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    Aug 01, 2010 4:48 AM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidFUCK YES!! Now she can start writing good books again icon_biggrin.gif

    YES.
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    Aug 01, 2010 5:36 AM GMT
    this is all quite silly . .. so, a very minor writer renounces her "belief" in the institutionalized religion of a dead, humorless megalomaniac? . . .

    . . . call me when you have a scoop, or an original thought . . .
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    Aug 01, 2010 5:48 AM GMT
    noren saidthis is all quite silly . .. so, a very minor writer renounces her "belief" in the institutionalized religion of a dead, humorless megalomaniac? . . .

    . . . call me when you have a scoop, or an original thought . . .


    call me when you're not a condescending twat...









    I won't hold my breath.
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    Aug 01, 2010 6:00 AM GMT
    More women should do the same, leaving christianity for any or all of the things chirstianity stands for: killing crusades, indulgence papers, male domination, men in dresses of gold and silk. I got out of catholicism, which its priests need to have a penis to apply for the job, but once they get the job, they can not use their penises anymore.

    I am so sick of religions of any form, christianity or otherwise that cause war and divisiveness.
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    Aug 01, 2010 6:08 AM GMT
    have another drink, mom . . .

    . . .you are a non-jock and a non-intellectual . . . so why not just clear out and join Mouthbreathers Anonymous?
  • GQjock

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    Aug 03, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    Now maybe she can start writing good books again

    Because ever since she found God .... she can't write a story if she tried icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 03, 2010 10:38 PM GMT
    precurser4t saidI am so sick of religions of any form, christianity or otherwise that cause war and divisiveness.


    !@#$

    Christianity doesn't "cause" war and divisiveness. PEOPLE cause wars and divisiveness. PEOPLE's radical misinterpretations of religion's good tenets for their own selfish goals cause war.

    Put the blame where it properly belongs... on human choice and will.