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    Author Anne Rice 'quits' organized religion because she refuses to be 'anti-gay … anti-feminist … anti-Democrat.'




    "Today I quit being a Christian. I'm out," she wrote. "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 10 years, I've tried. I've failed. I'm an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else.... 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."

    Walking away from Christianity - Los Angeles Times

    very interesting read on what changed her mind about the workings of the catholic church.

    i.e. this:

    Several commentators on her post have raised the jarring parallelism of recent cases involving two priests. One involves a leading American peace activist, Father Roy Bourgeois, who was excommunicated just four months after delivering a homily during a ceremony in which a woman was ordained a priest in defiance of canon law. The other touches on Steven Kiesle, an Oakland priest who was convicted of raping two young boys in 1978; he served three years' probation. He asked Rome to be "laicized" — to voluntarily leave the priesthood. Years passed before then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger replied that, for the good of all concerned, the case required further consideration. In 1987, Kiesle finally was defrocked, though by then he had become the youth minister at another Catholic parish, where he also molested children.
     
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    Pretty much why a lot of people raised "in the faith" back up.
     
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    LOL.
    Catholicism isn't " Christian" . It's fucking voodoodoo_doo.
     

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    But, it is entertaining.
     
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    Ann Rice glamorizes vampirism and got her start writing porn. It's not like she was completely committed in the first place.
     
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    I thought it was weird that the, "68-year-old author of bestselling novels about the sexy undead and, pseudonymously, of various sadomasochistic-inflected tales," rejoined the Catholic Church in the first place.....WTF???:eek:

    Also "Anti-Democrat?" WTF is that supposed to mean? JFK, a DEMOCRAT, was famously the first Catholic President of the USA, and, if I had to guess, he's not the only catholic democrat.

    I've not read a lot of Rice: I enjoyed the movie "Interview with a Vampire." She should just stick to writing novels that need a good editor (shit, ANNE, how many times do we need to know that New Orleans is old, dilapidated, stinky, hot, humid, and beatiful?)
     
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    i am not a big rice fan....she converted back to the church after her son and husband died...she was in need of filling a void...


    allie how kind and christian of you to judge how committed she was...do you think anyone who leaves the church was simply not committed enough?
     
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    Are they still dead..........:doubt:

    I predict Rice will now publish her most twisted, and best novel.
     
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    Why does she think anyone would give a damn about her religion or why she chooses to have it or not have it? Why don't these people who fancy themselves 'celebrities' shut the hell up already, no one gives a damn how they live their private lives.
     
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    Her son and husband died?

    How is noting that she wrote porn and vampire novels un-christian, bones? I'm just saying. That's not the sort of stuff christians generally are into generating.
     

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