Anne Rice, the author of the famed “Interview with the Vampire” series, has left Christianity because she does not want to be anti-gay, anti-feminist, anti-science, and anti-Democrat. Unfortunately, I can see very well where Christianity has preached all of those with biting precision.
Yet, she has not given up on Jesus: “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.”
I think the vampire author might have just summed up millions of people’s views on the church today.
Christendom has had a series of revolutions and in each one of them Christianity has died. Christianity has died many times and risen again; for it had a god who knew the way out of the grave.