HEADLINE – Novelist Anne Rice says she’s leaving Christianity
ENCINO – Novelist Anne Rice says she is rejecting Christianity because it is anti-gay and anti-woman.
“Well, this is bad news,” said Christianity.
“What is Christianity going to do without Anne Rice?” Christianity asked with tears in its eyes. “She was the soul of the world-wide church. This is the end of everything,” Christianity concluded.
“Wonderful!” said Islam. “This is the break Islam needs to push Christianity out of way and the take over the world! With Anne Rice gone, there is nothing to stand in our way!” Islam said triumphantly.
“It is always sad when someone loses faith,” said Buddhism. “I certainly hope Anne will be all right.”
“So?” asked Hinduism. “This is a news story? An historically speaking minor author decides to relinquish her adherence to an organized religion – a young one, I might add – and it is headline news? What about the millions starving? What about climate change?”
“I don’t even know who Anne Rice is,” commented Judaism. “She looks nice, a little like a lesbian – which is perfectly fine. Leviticus proscribes male homosexuality, but is silent about girl-on-girl action, so if she is a lesbian, then I say l’chaim, why not?”