Anne Rice "quits" Christianity via Facebook

Freelancing Christianity. Is the cool thing to do! From The Daily Beast: Anne Rice just gave Christianity the pink slip. In 1998, the legendary author had returned to her childhood faith of Catholicism, announcing she would no longer pen vampire novels but instead “write to glorify God.” Last week, she announced she had “quit Christianity.” In a posting on her Facebook page, she said: “I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being ‘Christian’ or to being part of Christianity. It’s simply impossible for me to ‘belong’ to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group. I refuse … Continue reading Anne Rice "quits" Christianity via Facebook

WS Merwin named Poet Laureate

Since it’s Friday, here’s a somewhat Debbie Downer poem by the highly acclaimed poet: My friends My friends without shields walk on the target It is late the windows are breaking My friends without shoes leave What they love Grief moves among them as a fire among Its bells My friends without clocks turn On the dial they turn They part My friends with names like gloves set out Bare handed as they have lived And nobody knows them It is they that lay the wreaths at the milestones it is their Cups that are found at the wells And … Continue reading WS Merwin named Poet Laureate