Anne Rice, famous for her novels about vampires, underwent a spiritual conversion and returned to her Roman Catholic faith over ten years ago, as she described in her recent book Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession. She wrote a novel called Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt about the young Jesus from his own point of view, and it was quite well received by many.
As I said below, 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.
As for myself, I’d just like to announce that I’ve quite Facebook. It was some months ago, actually, even before the recent privacy brouhahas. Why? Well, I have this website, you see, and also another one, and also a Twitter account, and updating Facebook in addition to all these things just seems stupid. And I’ve never cottoned to the whole social networking thing. (Even in real life, I suppose.)
Either I’m too callous or too sensitive, depending on on how you want to look at it, but the whole thing just honestly repels me. I don’t want to see what everybody else is doing and tell them if I “like” it or not, and have others do the same with regard to my activities. I don’t give a good god damn.
Whew. Glad that’s off my chest. Thanks, Anne.
Addendum: Some slightly more serious and worthy thoughts on the Anne Rice situation are from Mary at BabyBlueOnline.