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Anne Rice - Born Again

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posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 10:28 PM
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Newsweek is reporting this week that the author Anne Rice, famous for her series of occult novels has become a born-again Christian.

www.msnbc.msn.com...

Newsweek quotes Rice saying "I promised that from now on I would write only for the Lord."

Her newest novel to be released in two weeks is entitled Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt and is written as a first person narration from the seven year old Savior.

That sound you just heard is the plaintive wail of a million goth, vampire wannabes across the US crying for the loss of their muse. Try to be sympathetic.




posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 10:56 PM
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Well that newsweek article is not very forthcoming on her new found faith. Neither will I assume what her belief may be from a media news source. Nonetheless; Ye shall know them by their fruits. I hope that she has finally come to know the truth and has not been thus deceived once more.



posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 11:13 PM
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Re: Newsweek - true enough. I cancelled my print subscription years ago - it was too much work to try to discern the factoids from all the propoganda. Plus, I just got tired of their annual Christianity bash issue that they publish at Easter time. It is not surprising to me that they would neglect to report extensively on her faith or the path to her apparent change of heart.

When it comes to matters of faith, I try to take people at face value. If she says she wants to dedicate her career now "to the Lord", I'll assume that she means what she says.

What will be interesting to see is if her new work of fiction is embraced by her loyal fans. Or will they ignore it? Beyond that, ill her work lead to the kind of cultish, new age-y stuff that has resulted from Dan Brown's DaVinci Code?



posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 11:16 PM
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She's not a born again, she's returned to the Roman Catholic Church.



posted on Oct, 25 2005 @ 12:06 AM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
She's not a born again, she's returned to the Roman Catholic Church.


Well.. I do understand that; the newsweek article mention the RCC, but how do we know that is the truth on her faith it is extremely vague in the matter; I find it to be a poorly composed article. However, If she truly returned to the RCC then she is lost and has been deceived once again. :shk:

ChemicalLaser, Yeah that would be an interesting turn of events and a good theory, only time will tell.



posted on Oct, 25 2005 @ 12:18 AM
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Considering the archetypes of her previous books it will be very interesting to see what she does with JC especially at that age.

I am really looking forward to this.

From a comercial point of veiw the market is going to be noticebly larger then the goth/fantasy market.

Interesting move by her.



posted on Oct, 25 2005 @ 01:43 AM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
She's not a born again, she's returned to the Roman Catholic Church.


Erm...The Roman Catholic Church believes in the Bible, too. The phrase "Born again" is not exclusive to any single denomination, it comes from John 3:3:

" In reply Jesus declared, 'I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again. '"

Along with First Peter 1:23:

" For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God."

Though some Christians may disagree with Catholic doctrine, the core of our faith, that which makes us Christian, is believing that Jesus Christ is our savior and having faith in Him. Though I disagree with many of their practices, I believe there are Catholics who are born again, just as I believe there are Evangelicals who are born again.

I think this is awesome. Anne Rice is an fantastic author, and I think I read every one of her Vampire novels at least 3 times each (the first four many, many more times than that). I'm looking forward to reading what she writes, it could be quite interesting.



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 03:20 PM
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Could someone please explain to me why she feels she has to stop writing fiction stories about vampires just because she is born again or whatever she is calling it?



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 03:35 PM
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Ahh - vampires are so passe now, no?

Anyways I think its a good change and I look forward to her upcoming works.

Of course I too will wait and see the fruits of her faith - but I have no reason to doubt the power of God to bring people back into the fold.

May she become an instrument of his blessing to many people.



posted on Nov, 2 2005 @ 08:09 PM
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Originally posted by savagecupid
Could someone please explain to me why she feels she has to stop writing fiction stories about vampires just because she is born again or whatever she is calling it?


Because when one becomes a Christian, they are to put away the things that distract and detract from the new Hope that they have found in Jesus. Apparently she feels that writing about and focussing her thoughts on the escapades of murderous undead beings isn't consistent with Jesus' teachings and the direction that she believes that the Lord has for her.

I think she made the right decision. If she is as good a writer as I think she is (I've only read one of her books), her God-given talent will find a new outlet.




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