Duuude. Famous novelist and former atheist Anne Rice just broke up with Christ…ON FACEBOOK!
Totally ruuuuude. Uncool. Breaking up via Facebook is just a little bit better than getting broken up with via Tweet. Not much better but I guess a little.
The Deacon’s Bench writes:
The best-selling writer who made headlines with her dramatic conversion (or reversion) and wrote a popular book about her journey back to Catholicism, has changed her mind.
She made the announcement on Facebook:
“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.”
Sheesh! Why doesn’t she just read the National Catholic Reporter, I think a lot of those guys over there would agree with her kind of Christianity.
Actually Rice tried to make up with Christ a little later. She wrote on Facebook:
“I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being ‘Christian’ or to being part of Christianity.”
Wow. Quickest break up like…evah. Kick Jesus to the curb and then when she realized she couldn’t get a date for Sunday she calls the big man back and says it was all a misunderstanding. Again -not cool.
But what a weird statement -she remains committed to Christ but not to being “Christian.” Huh? So she’s committed to Christ as long as Christ agrees with her. Maybe I have to read the National Catholic Reporter more to understand statements like that. I’m not going to though.
The funny thing is that she doesn’t realize that by calling herself a follower of Christ and not following any of the rules of Christianity she just joined the majority of Christians in this country. We’re called sinners, Ms. Rice.