In 2007, Anne Rice -- beloved horror writer -- stopped being an atheist and returned to her childhood Catholicism, vowing to consecrate all of her new works to Christ and defending her old writing as youthful folly.
On Tuesday, Anne Rice, author of "Interview with the Vampire," was having doubts and posted this to her "Facebook" page:
Anne Rice: "Gandhi famously said: "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." When does a word (Christian)become unusable? When does it become so burdened with history and horror that it cannot be evoked without destructive controversy?"
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And then yesterday, when the bells were striking 13:36, she was finished:
Anne Rice: "For those who care, and I understand if you don't: 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"
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At 13:41 she explained further:
Anne Rice "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."
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"Of Love and Evil," Anne Rice's second novel in the "Songs of the Seraphim" series, will be available on November 30th, 2010 -- All Soul's Day.
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