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Old 07-29-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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"In The Name of Christ...I Quit Christianity and Being Christian"

Anne Rice is still committed to Jesus, just not Christianity the religion:


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“For those who care, and I understand if you don't: Today I quit being a Christian. I'm out,” Rice wrote. “I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being 'Christian' or to being part of Christianity. “

Rice wrote that for 10 years she’s tried and “failed” to fit in with followers of "this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group.”

“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,” wrote Rice, whose son Christopher is an openly gay author. “In the name of ...Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen.”
Author Anne Rice Quits “Being a Christian” | NBC Los Angeles


Sometimes I feel this way: committed to Christ and not the institution.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:59 PM   #2
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At least she can tell the difference between Christ and Christians.

Some can't.
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Some people can't tell the difference between fairy tales and the real world
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Some people can't tell the difference between fairy tales and the real world
For some people, those '"fairy tales" are real to them. You gotta learn to accept that someday.

Oh yeah, and read my sigs. I made them just for you.
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I didn't read the entire article but based on the part quoted, I had pretty much the same experience and feel the same.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:55 PM   #6
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I applaud her. I feel exactly the same way she does. There's too much beauty, love, joy, and creation still in this world for me not to believe there's a God. It might sound weird to those who don't believe, but I've felt His presence in my life since I was a child. I believe in Jesus and who He said He was. However I refuse to believe that people of other religions or none at all are "wrong" or "going to hell". I refuse to believe that because of someone's gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, etc. that they're less of a human being or undeserving of the same exact rights as anyone else. There are very few Christians in the public eye that I will ever align myself with, Bono, Edge, Larry, and possibly Adam, Jay Bakker, Rob Bell, Brennan Manning, and Phillip Yancey being among the few. I'm over the religion and the institution. Jesus said to love God and love people. That's it. Anything else is bullshit, and I'm over it.
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So those Jesus books weren't selling so well, eh?
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So those Jesus books weren't selling so well, eh?

My thought too.
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So those Jesus books weren't selling so well, eh?
Christianity Today Entertainment Blog: 'Your lies and tactics are odious to me'

A grand studio dream runs headlong into reality - The Boston Globe
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The comments on this one kind of support Rice's comments about organized Christianity.
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The comments on this one kind of support Rice's comments about organized Christianity.
So does the way she was treated.
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Christians should be more like the person in this link:

Hallelujah! Jesus Saves Cashier From Gunman | NBC Miami

And what I mean by that is by being compassionate even when there's a gun in your face.
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Christians should be more like the person in this link:

Hallelujah! Jesus Saves Cashier From Gunman | NBC Miami

And what I mean by that is by being compassionate even when there's a gun in your face.
Actually, a lot of them are. But for the most part, there's little interest. "Christians serve long-term in Haiti!" "Christian forgives rapist!" Doesn't exactly get you to tune in at 11...
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A religion which encourages followers to forgive a rapist makes my blood run cold and illustrates much of what I find wrong with Christianity. It's matched by the notion that the rapist can escape moral culpability by accepting a blood sacrifice.
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