Vampire book author Anne Rice is fed up with organized religion in general and the Catholic Church in particular. She announced on her website and on Twitter Wednesday:
Anne Rice …I quit being a Christian. I’m out. In the name of Christ, 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…
Thursday, she seemed to backtrack a bit, posting on Twitter:
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. 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.
So here’s a question. Can one logically say: “My faith in Christ is central to my life — but I am not a Christian?” Or, turning the question on its head, can one logically say: “I am a Christian, but my faith in Christ is irrelevant to my life”?