Anne Rice, the renowned American author of gothic, erotic, and religious-themed books has on her Face Book page un-liked Roman Catholicism and as it is Christianity. It’s yet to be seen if she will be de-baptised. A de-baptism is a mystic ceremony usually said to be carried out by symbolically drying up water off your fore head -with a blow drier. Thats not all, you can also get a certificate commemorating this dark slap stick mockery.
For those who care, and I understand if you don’t: Today I quit being a Christian. I’m out. I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being “Christian” or to being part of Christianity. It’s simply impossible for me to “belong” to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group. For ten years, I’ve tried. I’ve failed. I’m an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else.
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. -Anne Rice
Hardly had the news reached the St. Peters Basilica and entire blogosphere than flurries of denominations were clambering to re-church the prodigal heroine with alternative forms of “Christianity”. The United Church of Christ scrumbled up a make shift Facebook Page studiously elaborating why the gay-friendly, tree-hugging, women-celebrated liberal denomination would be just right for poor Rice.
I am praying for Anne Rice. I am praying that God will draw her to Himself in her never ending auspicious search for spiritual enlightenment. I hope she will finally come to a real and lasting knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Salvation by God’s grace that only comes through repentance and faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ. However its going to be along road a head. Anne for now is redefining her realities and designing for herself a form of “Christ” that suits her. Whose teachings make her cushy and comfortable. In a post modern world of moral relativism, who would n’t? And again if she chooses to de-baptise her self, who am I to say no? But then, how many more times can one re-baptise and re-de-baptise? Its all relative…
There are no moral absolutes, or are there?
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