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.
Hey, maybe someone should start a thread on religious vs atheist bumper stickers- I like "Jesus is coming-look busy" I also like the attempts at one-upsmanship regarding the Christian fish symbol, where first you have the Christian fish on a sticker, then some atheist came up with the fish growing legs with "Darwin" printed across the fish body, then the Christians responded with the giant Jesus fish eating the Darwin fish with the words "Truth" printed across it's body, then-no response yet, as far as I can tell from the atheists-come on folks, you can't let them get the last word in-you look like quitters. Sorry, didn't mean to hijack this thread, but the comment just got me going.
best part is there is only one company making all the stickers and making all the moneys.
I love that atheist co-opting the christian co-opting of Calvin.
It's great how easy it is to turn that stuff around...
Richard, You did it!
I just got back here-'started laughing when i read that-thanks!
I agree, she's just a flaky spiritualist.
I also kinda like Jesus, he was a hippie, anti-consumerism, I may not agree with the beliefs he entertained but I think he must have flirted with atheism to say what he said in John 8:44 when he called the god of the jews 'the devil', and then on the cross he said 'father why have you forsaken me'. He had atheist moments. I also like many of his ethical teachings, even if I reject the supernatural claims made about him (sort of like Thomas Jefferson did) ... so I guess I'm like Dawkins, an atheist for Jesus.
I think humanists should reclaim him and take him back like Jefferson did and like Dawkins wants to do and turn him into a secular culture hero, create a post-Christian, secular interpretation of him. A humanist gospel. The Jefferson Bible?
I still think "he's" a fiction, especially with anything regarding:
I think he was a person but I speculate that most of what was said, done, or being was embellished. Like they say in Texas, "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story."