Saturday, June 30, 2007

Vampires for Jesus

When I was having cake with my co-workers on Thursday they happened to randomly mention that Anne Rice is now a fundamental Christian. That's not quite exactly what she is, but it got the point across and made me sick to my stomach that I needed to quick-hurry-up-and-edit-the-blogroll. And then I did what I normally do when I trust my brain rather than writing things down -- I forgot.

Just a moment ago I was watching Letterman and something triggered my memory of this conversation about Anne Rice. You know, this is what I get for not paying close enough attention to the world. It's not like she just resurrected her Catholicism on Tuesday. In fact it was almost 10 years ago, according to the Wik:

    In 1998, after spending most of her adult life as a self-described atheist, Rice returned to her Roman Catholic faith, which she had not practiced since she was 18. In October 2005, as she reaffirmed her Catholic faith, Rice announced in a Newsweek article that she would "write only for the Lord." She called Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, her first novel in this genre, the beginning of a trilogy that will chronicle the life of Jesus.

Time to edit the blogroll. If I can find her.

I like Jesus, he's a lot of fun at parties, but I just don't think I want to be told by Anne Rice about his life.

(Have I ever mentioned my religious non-affiliation? Yah, total heathen. Except for my Buddhist tendencies, like doing good just for the sake of doing good not coming back in my next life as a cockroach.)


bdogg_mcgee said...
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bdogg_mcgee said...

Ok--that last comment made no sense.

What I meant to say is "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt" was one of the most boring books I've ever read. I actually never finished it, it was so bad.

She was a much better writer when she was drinking, in my opinion.

Poppy Cede said...

zomg that was the funniest comment I have EVER EVER EVER received on my blog and you DELETED IT?! B!!!!

Poppy Cede said...


It was really funny the way you said it originally. :)

bdogg_mcgee said...

SORRY! But the book did totally suck donkey balls. (Are you happy now?)

The grammar queen in me just couldn't leave that comment up there in good conscience. :)

Poppy Cede said...

Yes, I am very happy now. :) Thank you for putting donkey balls back on the map!