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Tag: Anne Rice

Aug.
5th

RELIGION: Group values each individual’s spirit

Re: “True believers keeping the faith and losing the religion” (Leonard Pitts Jr. column, 8-5.

I can appreciate what Anne Rice is saying in her refusal be anti-gay and anti-life. I would submit that there is a Christian-based (but not exclusively Christian) group, the Religious Society of Friends/Silent Worship, which allows the spirit of each individual to be valued and shared.

Quakers believe there is that of God in everyone. They seek religious truth in inner experience and place great reliance on conscience as the basis of morality. They integrate faith with their everyday life, with no preacher, no dogma

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Aug.
5th

RELIGION: Don’t ignore Christianity’s diversity

In his column on Anne Rice’s journey out of Christianity while still being committed to Christ (TNT, 8-5), Leonard Pitts Jr. quotes the novelist’s statement about “quitting being Christian.”

Rice writes, “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 humanist. I refuse to be anti-science. I refuse to be anti life.”

I have been a Christian most of my life and a Presbyterian pastor for nearly 30 years. I agree with Rice’s list of refusals. But the assumption that conservative social

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