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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:40 PM
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Anne Rice on her leaving the Christian *faith* - coming up on Nightline
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 10:41 PM by Bozita
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/anne-rice-best-sell...


Anne Rice: Best-Selling Novelist Explains Catholic Church Exit
She Continues to Pray and Read the Bible but Refuses to Be Active Member

139 comments By DAN HARRIS and WONBO WOO
Aug. 11, 2010


"Today I quit being a Christian," Rice wrote. "I'm out."

She went on to call Christians, as a group, "quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious and deservedly infamous."

"I reached a point where I felt that I couldn't be complicit any longer in the things that organized religion was doing. I really saw it as a fairly simple repudiation, you know? I was exonerating myself," Rice said in an interview with ABC News. "I was saying, 'Look, when you -- when you see the persecution of gay people by the Mormon Church or the Catholic Church, I'm not part of this. I'm out. I don't support this anymore. When you see the oppression of women. I'm not part of it. I'm stepping aside. This follower of Christ is not part of that Christianity.' That's really what I thought to say."
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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:41 PM
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1. Good for her.
She's not jettisoning her beliefs...she's rejecting the organized religions that don't speak for her.
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:44 PM
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2. Amen, sister. nt
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:44 PM
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3. She's an interesting soul, and damned talented, too.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:45 PM
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4. she hasn't left faith, only organized religion. big difference. n/t
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:03 PM
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5. No she hasn't, but she sure jettisoned the Christian *faith*
And her references were global.

Good thing she didn't address the USA specific fundy form of Christianity that passes for religion nowadays.

But then, Nightline had only so much time.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:07 PM
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7. delete & moved upthread
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 11:08 PM by saltpoint
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:08 PM
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8. You're right technically, but in plain strong terms she
called the keepers of that faith jerks and oppressors, and properly so.

And she slammed the screen door and left.

I say good for Anne Rice.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:04 PM
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6. Thank you, Jesus.
Maybe there is a god.
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 12:49 AM
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9. Why should I care?
Good for her, she can believe or disbelieve anything she wants. But THAT'S worthy of Nightline's airtime?
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 01:42 AM
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10. George Carlin on religion...
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