A friend of my sent me this CNN news story. Thought I share.
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.”
Rice then added another post explaining her decision on Thursday:
“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," Rice wrote. "But following Christ does not mean following His followers. Christ is infinitely more important than Christianity and always will be, no matter what Christianity is, has been or might become.”
My friend wrote:
Hmmmm. I keep trying to think of something clever or witty to say, but I cannot. I just thought you’d resonate to her state of mind, having read at least one of her books, and, more importantly, having given up on Man’s Worst Creation.
Okay, that gives me an idea: God’s greatest creation? Man. Man’s worst creation? Religion.
NPR Story can be found here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128930526