Almost a couple of years after we learned that Anne Rice left Christianity, here are a couple of update interviews where she talks about how she feels about organized religion and her reasons for leaving Christianity.
In her original coming out statement, she declared:
Today 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 a Christian, Amen.
This is the best thread ever….
This is what she said:
"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."
Let's see, what would you think if someone from this site tried to get away with...
“I quit being an atheist. I refuse to be a dick. I refuse to treat religion with contempt. I refuse to be anti-clergy. I refuse to be anti-Republican. I am done with atheism!
Oh, and by the way, I don’t believe in god."
It's just as disingenuous and hypocritical.
It reminds me of this cartoon:
"Personally, I find atheists just as anoying as fundamentalist Christians."
"Well, the important thing is that you've found a way to feel superior to both."
Let me think a minute. It is not that I feel superior to Christians, it is that I do not support laws that violate my basic human rights. A woman's health and safety comes before that of her pregnancy and she has the right to terminate it with the counsel of her medical professionals.
Women have the right to be in charge of their bodies and are fully capable of making decisions without interference.
"It is not that I feel superior to Christians"
…like Anne Rice does.
Oh great, my last post paged away from it's straight-line into top of the page WTF?! land.
Speaking of Anne Rice...
But does she get the believing nonbelievers, and the believing believers? Maybe not!
When is an apple not an apple? …when it's a banana.
Anne Rice likes apples, but not when they're bananas.
Okay, that's close, …I still can't make it fit.
Anne Rice woo.