Thursday, August 12, 2010
ANN RICE AND THE SECULARIST ATTACK ON THE CHURCH
Ann Rice who was reared as a Catholic in New Orleans became an atheist at the age of 18. She says that her novels on vampires reflects the darkness of her life as an atheist as she writes her novels on these creatures from an atheistic perspective.
Two years ago, she underwent a conversion and returned to the practice of her Catholic faith. Last month, she publicly renounced her Christianity and Catholicism although she says she is till a follower of Christ, but prefers following him by herself without the help of organized religion or any Church. She's as mad as hell at the evil institution of the Catholic Church and won't take it anymore. Will the media's showcasing of the public notoriety of her defiance of the Church lead to the selling of more of her books? I don't want to impugn her moral character in this regard because I really can't judge that.
But the liberal secular media is having a heyday with her renunciation of Catholicism and Christianity. The reason for the media's interest is that she supports their poltical interests which are all a part of the total secularization of our world cultures including that of the USA.
What does Ann Rice despise about the Catholic Church? The very same things that liberal secularists in and outside of the Catholic Church despise. Let me list them as they all have to do with that three letter word, S E X:
1. She hates the Church for its stand on artificial contraception and the use of condoms especially when Pope Benedict restated the Church's teaching in Africa.
2. She hates the Church for oppressing women, especially for the Church's teaching on abortion, contraception and exclusion of women from the Church's ordained ministry.
3. She hates the Church for its teachings on human sexuality and for being pro-active politically to keep the ban on same sex marriage in place in the USA.
4. She sees being a practicing Catholic as being in bed with the devil; Catholicism is evil.
Secularists who are promoting through legislation and judicial processes the undermining of centuries of sexual mores and the traditional understanding of marriage will do anything to shunt the Catholic Church into the sphere of illegitimacy and irrelevancy. The demonization of the Church, of the Pope, of the bishops and of the priests is the primary way to attack Catholicism and annihilate its influence in the public square. Although it might work for a time, it won't win. Your comments?