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African Atheists

Coming to you from...everywhere in Africa! If You're an atheist, and you live in Africa, heck, if you have lived here, had some family here, Come and join us! We won't bite (hard...j/k!)!

Location: All over Africa, but the creator is in Cape Town.
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Latest Activity: Apr 11, 2015

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Where are you from?

Started by Richard. Last reply by Samuel Muriithi Oct 9, 2012. 29 Replies

Members

Started by Richard. Last reply by thomas smith Oct 2, 2011. 4 Replies

Why Africans are Religious

Started by Graham Knight. Last reply by Jane Smith Sep 14, 2011. 3 Replies

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Comment by siba on October 21, 2009 at 7:21am
Philip copeman you dont have to search any futher, I am a black south african atheist, i think i am the only one if you ask me. Oh and female there you go the group is officialy BEE complient LOL.
Comment by leon coetzer on October 18, 2009 at 4:23pm
Priests have murdered many philosophers, Philosophers have not killed priests.
Dr Verwoerd the Father of Apartheid studied Theology in the Netherlands. Once in power his pugnacious Christian zealots banned anything that criticized them or their God. Now remnants of that despotic period are raising their ugly heads and are getting Pic n Pay to ban a students mag that is speaking its mind...STOP THEM
Comment by Philip Copeman on October 18, 2009 at 4:53am
I found the Atheist Nation guys kind of jolly-hockey- sticks - hey - were - atheists - don't -expect- us -to- do- anything. South African- Skeptics should join as a group here at Athiest Nexus, the Ning technoloy is superior.

What I like about Athiest Nexus is that Brother Richard chooses relevant casues, all we have to do is emulate his ideas here in South Africa.
Comment by Jaco on October 17, 2009 at 11:02pm
So I don't know if you guys know about this, but there's a couple of SA based sites that might be of interest to you. Atheist Nation is a similar site to Atheist Nexus, but with more local people. And the South African Skeptics are always looking for more members. Both sites try to have regular social meetings.
Comment by leon coetzer on October 17, 2009 at 5:24pm
Scientology is the last thing Ghana needs, good luck there Hitman
Comment by leon coetzer on October 17, 2009 at 5:15pm
I enjoy reading these lively debates, keep hacking at it folks
Comment by Hitman on October 17, 2009 at 5:03pm
Ouch - scientology comes to Ghana:
http://www.scientologytoday.org/press/902011536431_scn-int.html
Comment by Valis on October 17, 2009 at 4:23pm
Hi guys! I just got a message from Leon Coetzer concerning any gatherings of African atheists. I don't know how many of you are aware there's an active atheist group in South Africa, Atheist Nation. Were having our summer social on the 28th of November, at Jo'burg Zoo. And you're all invited! Hope to see some of you there.
Comment by Philip Copeman on October 9, 2009 at 7:11am
I also live with Fundamentalist Christian. Understanding the truth will be a massive opener for Africa. I read a lot about Paleoanthropology, so African Origins is really important to me. Take a look at my writing in "God's First Fishermen", at www.philipcopeman.com

Mumba - I am afraid you don't qualify, I STILL have not met and Atheist Black South African. But I'm searching...
Comment by Mumba C Mumbi on October 8, 2009 at 11:49am
Philip, I am in Lusaka, ZAMBIA. I agree with you totally. Black Africans surely have problems facing the stupidity of religion in the face. As for Black South Africans with their superstitious foundation, it could be worse. I believe it a cultural issue. We are, almost always raised by overly religiously spooked parents and communities. And for us "belonging" is so important. This also has cultural roots. We are brought up in groups and at every milestone stage in life, be it marriage or divorce, the relatives, friends and communities have to play a role. So taking a step against creationism, even though we really don't take it seriously most of the times, is a daunting task. Take, for instance, my wife, who has lived with me for ten years and have I shown to her how foolish it is to spend time listening to a shallow minded character calling himself a pastor every Sunday, not to mention how contradictory the concept of god itself is, she is still uncomfortable to say abash religion. You can see that she does not believe in the nonsense, but she will always claim she is a christian. That's black Africans for you. It is sometimes frustrating, but we live and let live.

Besides most black Africans are not as educated and their exposure to scientist tools that would help them answer most puzzling phenomena is very limited. For instance there are very few Zambians of Philip's age that have access to IT tools such as the computer, not to mention their ability to use them.

Poverty and ignorance plays to make them remain confused and keep looking quick-fix, superstitious solutions.

Therefore the solution lies in EDUCATION and EDUCATION.
 

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