Anne RiceAnne Rice was raised a Catholic and left the religion to do her own thing for many years. Much to the delight of Christians who like to name drop (and especially those who hate vampires), she reverted to Catholicism in 1998, dedicating her writing and life to Jesus.

“I Quit”

But twelve years later, the tide has turned once again. Rice recently spread this news  via her facebook page:

Today I quit being a Christian. I’m out. 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 ten …years, I’ve tried. I’ve failed. I’m an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else.

As I said below, I quit being a Christian. I’m out. 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.

–Anne Rice, author 2010

You can imagine all the  atheists eating this for lunch, can’t you? Can’t you smell the delight over  someone famous  leaving Christianity? Everyone likes having a public figure on their team. Free endorsements!


Not Good Enough

Good for Rice that she finally recognized the mess of this religion. I understand not wanting to identify with much of Christianity—especially the fundamentalist branches that make a business out of being anti-everyone–but that’s not good enough!

Rice is clearly not abandoning her mythology and superstitious delusions. She’s leaving conservative, fundamentalist  Christianity behind and making a political stand out of it. But what about liberal Christianity that is still based on the same myths, but is dressed up in hipster clothing and a laissez faire attitude? When Rice realizes the whole shit n’ caboodle is based on a false premise, then perhaps she might leave for good.  Perhaps.

What do you think?

(hat tip goodreasonnews)
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Gordon · November 1, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Ok I know its an old post. The early jesus followers and the gnostics etc were very different from christianity. There are lots of texts that are not in the NT. The NT is a totally warped version of what it appears jesus was and meant if you look at the stuff like the gospel of mary, gospel of judas, the wisdom of jesus christ, the reality of the rulers, the first revelation of james and many others.
Jesus almost seems like he is an alien – he says he is like a sort of offshoot of a nameless universal god – in these texts and that we are in some kind of fake universe controlled by other aliens including Yahweh that think they are gods. Jesus says that we reincarnate and that Yahweh is a jealous god therefore not a god. Is believing we are in an alien simulation type thing and that jesus may have been an alien an atheist? I used to be atheist but now, I think the lines ae blurring of what atheist means. If you recognise that physics says that things dont become real until we look at them and all that kind of stuff, what is this, really?

Me · October 31, 2014 at 4:39 am

YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN A CHRISTIAN, a cross carrying, idol worshipping, christmas debauched, witchcraft accepting pseudo-christian *”Christendom-Devotee” maybe but but you have NEVER been a world shunning, God-Fearing CHRISTIAN!!!!! Smearing the GOOD name of Jesus. · November 23, 2014 at 7:17 pm

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Maja · November 22, 2015 at 3:14 am

I don’t know about that, DP … the “stars” on the street seem to inidtace that it was filmed in LA (the modern Sodom … how apropos).Personally, I could care less what hypocrites like Pat Ropertson might do – he is about as far from being a “true Christian” as those who blow themselves up are from being true Muslims.Fanatics. All of them.

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