Since: Jul 12

Welch, WV

#1 Jul 10, 2013
Does anyone have an opinion of Anne Rice?
Dave P

Lexington, KY

#2 Jul 11, 2013
Interview with a vampire was one weird movie. Didn't she have some kind of spiritual awakening or something?

Since: Jul 12

Welch, WV

#3 Jul 11, 2013
She did!! Anne Rice has written MANY excellent books - I will soon go on a long rant about her career and her personal beliefs.

I am interested to know if anyone has any pre-formed notions about her or opinions about her writings. Perhaps Anne Rice is not popular among this group of readers. I might have been reading Anne Rice while you guys were reading the Bible.
Dave P

Lexington, KY

#4 Jul 11, 2013
I only know she wrote several books, several in the vampire line, and underwent some spiritual awakening. Read that in an online article.

I was more of a Stephen King fan back in the day. Last fiction I read was-gasp!- Harry Potter. Lol. Harry Potter was soundly condemned at church btw- along with Halloween, Easter, Christmas, rock and roll and hellivision.

Some of the posters here condemn all these too.

Birmingham, AL

#5 Jul 11, 2013
She made a great deal of money off of those vampire books, moved to New Orleans, and found Jesus.

I'm just not sure which Jesus she found.

Since: Jul 12

Welch, WV

#6 Jul 11, 2013
Anne Rice is interesting to me because hers are the most outrageous tales I have ever read - and I have only read a few - she has written over 30. I sort of abandoned her when she embraced Christianity and started writing books about Jesus. Fiction books, but about Jesus the actual Lord that you serve. Anne Rice's fiction indulged in every sin - I could not fathom how she suddenly turned to Christianity.

The internet tells me that she was raised Roman Catholic and became an atheist as a young adult. Around 2005 she re-joined the Catholic Church but dropped out again after several years because she could not agree with the Church's stance on social issues even though now she still believes in God.

Hmm, I always thought hmm, hmm, how could her mind have taken her there? And her acceptance then her rejection again - it makes it seem like she must have made a mistake - but then, she later rejected the CHURCH, not the religious beliefs.

So, I think I know how to find out where her mind has gone by.. reading her Jesus books. Someone loaned me 2 of them - Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt and Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana - fiction books about Jesus. I have always been too stubborn to read them - what is this Atheist going to say about Jesus? Oh, now she's a Christian, so - I don't know what to expect.

I was wondering if anyone else has read these books. I guess the Christians may not have been too impressed about fictional stories about Jesus. I'll let you know what I think of them.

Birmingham, AL

#7 Jul 11, 2013
I wouldn't put much stock in her books about Jesus Christ. She just ran out of vampire material and realized that there was money to be made in writing books with Jesus as the central figure.

Dan Brown figured this out too. Fictionalized accounts of Jesus are always better than the actual events. Not much money to be made in telling people that Christ died for their sins, was buried, and resurrected for their justification, but there IS money to be made from books and films that purport that he had a wife and family, and whatever else. Somebody will probably write a book that he was an alien from another planet next. That will appeal to the rich Mormon crowd.

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