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Why Author Ann Rice Quit Christianity...Did She Have A Point?

Christ said we would be known by our love. But are we?

Last summer, when author Ann Rice made the bold statement, “I quit Christianity,” I was saddened but did she have a point?

Gandhi once said, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

Best selling author of the dark side and former atheist, Ann Rice agreed.  She converted to Christianity 12 years prior but became fed up with Christians. Her main beef was that Christians are most known for what they are against, not their love. “It’s simply impossible for me to ‘belong’ to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group. For 10 years, I’ve tried. I’ve failed. I’m an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else.”

Christ said we would be known by our love. But are we?

When I read the report in The Guardian, it was clear that Ann Rice did not given up on Christ, but didn’t like the way His followers represent Him. Thus, she didn’t want to identity with Christians. I understand her point, but we must also consider the whole counsel of God. Christ put us in a body He called the church, in order to sharpen, to mold and constantly test our hearts and character. Like living in a family, we practice our Christianity in that group. And I for one, do not always get it right.

It would be easy to be a Christian alone on an island.

But we live in community and don’t  give up on the church. Just because we fall short, we don’t throw in the towel. Dealing with Christians furthers our dependence on Him.

Every group has people who don’t represent it well. Christianity is no exception. Television evangelists have said plenty that made me cringe. But we don’t give  up on the group because a few unbalanced people say ridiculous things.

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