August 07, 2010

In The Name Of...

"I respect completely people who want to find a church that's more in accord with what they can morally accept. But for me, walking away is the thing right now. In the name of Christ, in the name of God." - Anne Rice

Sigh.

14 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

I am I the only one starting to find her a little scary? :)

Cheers!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I don't know why she couldn't have figured out the nature of Christianity before she joined up, but at least she's figured it out now. Better late than never!

a rose is a rose said...

well she can't write worth shite. i STILL give her credit for at least saying she can't roll with her particular sect of 'christianity'.

FrankN.Stein said...

Wow... I still don't kow what's going on in her mind, but this IS a step into the right direction, isn't it? May I hope she she stops writing about Jesus and Angels and become one of my favorite writers again by creating Vampires that are REALLY sexy? (as opposed to those bloodless Mormon vampires that are so en voge right now)

Wings said...

She is taking baby-steps, I guess? Maybe that is all she can handle? I loved The Witching Hour, but she totally lost me as a fan the more and more religious her works became.

PENolan said...

I haven't paid any attention to her ever since they cast Tom Cruise as Lestat. Nevertheless, she's been upsetting Baptists in the South with her defection, so I say: Good Work!

giggles said...

....which is what I will be doing shortly in light of recent bishop reinstatment here in SE PA....post to follow....

Once Known as The Badger said...

Oh, just bite me!

Cinnamongirl63 said...

"Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God." Heywood Broun

Once Known as The Badger said...

Cinnamongirl... I rarely talk about God. Why would I? I also don't talk about faeries, ghosts, or fairy tales either.

Cinnamongirl63 said...

Seems to me like alot of folks who profess to not believe, find an awful lot of time to spend a whole lot of time talking about god. As for you Badger, feel free to talk about fairies, eels, puss filled abcesses or whatever. I wasn't directing my post to you.

Lemmy Caution said...

Seems to me like alot of folks who profess to not believe, find an awful lot of time to spend a whole lot of time talking about god. .

Yeah, why would anyone want to do that? It's not like religion has any real influence or power in the world, right!?

I could swear I just posted a video that rather eloquently detailed the reasons for paying attention to theology.

http://redcurtains.blogspot.com/2010/08/i-am-offended-richard-dawkins-uc.html

PENolan said...

As a confirmed Agnostic and/or Bokonist with Buddhist tendencies, it seems prudent to me to study the ways of people who are continually trying to oppress and suppress you - especially when they keep saying you're going to hell and killing all kinds of people around the world who don't agree with them.
Frankly, I don't see how the behavior of all these religious folks is remotely connected to God - rather, it's all about The Church.
While recently dating a preacher (who swore his divorce was pending even though he was still married), I heard all about God's Grace the promise of Jesus with the requisite scripture - for months. He never could admit that morality is a social construct that does not depend on the existence of God. I figure that's because he'd be out of a job if people didn't come to him for advice and consolation, and he did have fantasies about being a Shaman. Nevertheless, after conversing with Scientists and Priests, I maintain that it is arrogant for any human to say conclusively and with conviction that God does or does not exist. There's no way to prove what can only be felt. If it makes you feel good to believe in God, live long and prosper - but stop bossing everybody else around.

Thank you, Lemmy, for providing the forum for my morning rant. I'm off to do laundry.

ISRAEL CARRASCO said...

I posted a joke on my blog that the reason Anne Rice walked away from Christianity is because her own books made sense than the Bible