>Briefly: Anne Rice
>It was news yesterday that Anne Rice left Christiantity. I didn’t bother reading the articles yesterday, but this morning, in between dealing with the plague and snuggling kittens, I decided to take a look. I am ever so glad that I did.
Honestly, I’m not a big Anne Rice fan. I have some of her books, but they don’t really get read much. However, her comments are completely spot on.
“My faith in Christ is central to my life. My conversion from a pessimistic atheist lost in a world I didn’t understand, to an optimistic believer in a universe created and sustained by a loving God is crucial to me,” Rice wrote. “But following Christ does not mean following His followers. Christ is infinitely more important than Christianity and always will be, no matter what Christianity is, has been or might become.”
The biggest deterrent from Christianity today are Christians and those that call themselves ministers, priests, and (for goodness sake) prophets. I’m not saying they are all bad, but the faith as a whole has very visible leaders who are absolute criminals. It’s embarrasing to thing that people are so uneducated in their own scripture that they choose to follow these people.
Christianity is about a relationship with Christ not with other Christians, so I think Anne is making the absolute best decision possible.