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.