With all our dogma, rules and strict traditions we are certainly not open for “outsiders”. If they act like us, believe like us, then they are welcome. How many times have we turned people away in the name of Christ with a loving smile telling them that because they experience Christ in a different way from ours, it differs from our beliefs and unless they do like we do, they are wrong.
I am not at the point where quitting Christianity is an option for me, but I am a log way passed quitting dogma, church tradition and rules. Some days I wonder if Jesus ever considered quitting Christianity?
The Church cannot and may not decide who may belong, and who may not be a member. It would be like a grade 3 child deciding who else may be in the school and who must be expelled. If he then try to chase away those, who according to him, do not belong, he would be summoned to the headmaster's office and the Headmaster would probably ask him “Who the hell do you think you are?”
So what is our task if it is not to make sure only those living and believing the way we think could be part of the church. Our task is to live love to every single person and welcome them in the house of God. Even if they see things different than us. If they confess their love for Jesus, then let them be.
Anne Rice: 'I Quit Christianity'
In a dramatic series of Facebook posts, novelist Anne Rice declared that she is no longer a Christian.Check it out: "I quit being a Christian. I'm out. In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control. I refuse to be anti-Democrat. I refuse to be anti-secular humanism. I refuse to be anti-science. I refuse to be anti-life. In the name of ... Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen."
Rice wrote Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession, a memoir about her own conversion to Christianity--making the post a bit more surprising. UPDATE: Our readers respond to Rice's post.
In another post, Rice also admitted, "I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being 'Christian' or to being part of Christianity." So far, her posts have drawn nearly 2,000 comments and well over 3,000 "likes." (ViaGawker)
At what stage is it better to quit Christianity so that the world can