Anne Rice the author of Interview with a Vampire has announced that she is leaving christianity.
“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.”
Yeah! She is tired of the hate. Good job Anne.
“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,”
…atheist lost in the world? What does that even mean. I am and I know lots of atheists – none have said they feel lost. Most are in awe of the wonder and beauty of the natural world.
“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.”
Oh – she follows christ. I think that still makes her a christian. She just wants to do it her own way. Well, as long as part of her money does not go to some church – I wish her the best.