Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter


Anne Rice Further Explains Her Break Up with Christianity

posted by Kris Rasmussen

annerice.jpg
Many Idol Chatter readers took great interest in Anne Rice’s announcement on facebook that she was separating herself from organized Christianity. She has now elaborated on that announcement through an interview over at Christianity Today. It’s a surprisingly lengthy interview and in it she goes in depth into some of her reasoning for her announcement and her own personal spiritual beliefs at this moment in time. However, I am not sure her comments will make people on either “side” of the Anne Rice camp particularly satisfied.
In the interview she insists she has not been hurt personally by any one person in the Catholic Church, refuses to say her beef with the Catholic Church has much to do with her son, a gay activist, even though she admits the Catholic Church’s stance on gay marriage is one of the final blows in her decision to step away from organized religion.
As far as future writing projects go, sorry fans, she still insists she will not return to writing vampire books but she also doubts she will return to her “Christ the Lord” book series either.
But for any of you that want to complete dismiss the idea Rice really is hanging on to a Christian worldview, she also discusses her interest in the teachings of modern Christian apologetic authors like N.T. Wright.
So does that clear anything/everything up for all of you RIce fans and all of you Rice detractors? Probably not. Which I think was maybe the real purpose of the interview after all.Because I think Rice knows there’s one thing pop culture followers love, and that’s an enigma.



  • http://www.thethoughtfactory.net Sheridan Voysey

    I had the privilege of interviewing Anne Rice eighteen months ago. What I found fascinating then, and do so even more now, was the degree to which the ‘outcast’ metaphor comes into her story. She chose the vampire to represent the outcast in her novels, was Christianity’s outcast during her atheist days, and now has removed herself from the Christian fold again. I’ve written some thoughts about this on the ABC’s Religion and Ethics Online: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2010/08/10/2979141.htm
    I don’t think Anne’s story is over. This is the latest chapter but a final page is still to come.

  • Barb

    God spews religion out of His mouth…once we mortals realize that man inspired religion and its man inspired doctrines are empty, then we can move toward the “light” (true God) and be empowered by His truth and His statutes….and know His swcurity and peace in our lives….perhaps Ms. Rice is searching for truth in all of this.

Previous Posts

Dolphin Tale 2 Star Bethany Hamilton Discusses Faith and DT2 in Exclusive Clip
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLGzdpSYoV8&list=UUPr4g5kEXmDhQIn2jNneh6Q[/youtube] Go behind the scenes of Alcon Entertainment/Warner Bros.’ Dolphin Tale 2, with professional Christian athlete and “Soul Surfer” inspiration Bethany Hamilton, in this exclusive clip. In it, she t

posted 9:37:57am Aug. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Dolphin Tale 2 is a Reminder Never to Give Up
The famous dolphin that won the hearts of the disabled all over the globe returns to offer us insight and encouragement again in “Dolphin Tale 2.” Winter was rescued after she lost her tail in a crab trap. She survived because of a ground-breaking prosthetic tail. Since 2011, the Clearwater Mari

posted 9:36:04am Aug. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Reverend Samuel Rodriguez Endorses THE IDENTICAL
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JYdcjKRNoM [/youtube] National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference President and CEO, Reverend Samuel Rodriguez endorses the new television show, "IDENTITY", and upcoming film THE IDENTICAL.  "There are movies that are entertaining and then there are

posted 5:58:24pm Aug. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Ballmer is Officially Named the New LA Clippers Owner
The Los Angeles Clippers have a new owner - Steve Ballmer officially purchased the Clippers. Following the entry of an order by a California court, Shelly Sterling was granted the authority to sell the team. Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO, bid $2 billion for the Clippers. "It's very, very ex

posted 4:04:38pm Aug. 18, 2014 | read full post »

San Antonio Spurs Hire NBA's First Female Assistant Coach
The NBA champion San Antonio Spurs added WNBA star Becky Hammon to their the team as an assistant coach for the 2014-2015 season. Hammon will be the first female assistant coach paid by an NBA team. “Having observed her working with our team this past season, I’m confident her basketball IQ,

posted 3:40:28pm Aug. 13, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.