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.There have been several of her posts that resonate with how I feel, but I cannot stop being a Christian. In ways that she supports feminism, gay rights, and all the others in her list, I understand.
In the last few years, I have found it hard to continue being a church-goer, when I know that others around me don't share my views. I find it difficult to remain silent as I hear others bash Obama-voters, health-care for all, and who think all women should submit to all men.
As far as where I identify with faith in Christ, I certainly believe that God has had an order in my life, the full scope of which I never expected. I don't know what else will be unveiled, yet I believe that there has to be a plan, or like I said, an order, to all that I've lived. I believe that Jesus died, rose again, and showed us immeasurable love through his sacrifice. I want to share in that life of love, and I choose to be a follower of Christ.
Anne Rice is a thoughtful writer, a talented individual, and I respect her statement to stand with Christ, while not standing with Christians. I believe that she's a leader in this, and I know many who identify with her. I know I do.