Hi everyone. I just wanted to take a moment and share an issue that I am running into a lot with other atheists. I have joined a few atheists clubs lately. One is an atheist dating website. Anyway, I join these things to connect with others like-minded individuals. I'm sure thats why most of us join groups. Anyway, being a black atheist, as I am, has posed yet another issue that I don't think has been covered. I have dated a few atheists now and I have found that they, just like everyone else in the world, seems like, has this issue with us black folks voicing our opinions about the fact that religion being a huge culprit in slavery. Its like everyone is conditioned to keep the truth about what happened to blacks in this country on the down low. We all have to have the holocost shoved down our throats throughout the years and its ok. But the minute WE start discussing what happened to us and how RELIGION is one of the main culprits, even atheists try to downplay it. WTF! Or we get labeled as angry or militant. It's like we have to acknowledge and share in everyone elses pain but we don't have a right to express what we feel about our plight. How dare we have a slight attitude about it all.
And these guys werent white. They were other brown races. It's like they come over here from these third world countries and they decide to step in black peoples asses just like racist white folks. Its insane!
What I'm trying to say, I guess, is its not enough to connect with other atheists. But, it is imperative that whoever we get with is sensitive to the african american plight in this country. In my opinion its worst than the holocost because shit is still happening to us and we have a right to talk about it.
i agree with you, but it is a bit more complex.
black skin makes it easier to exploit individuals in a "white" country, but if there were only white skins here the capitalist would exploit the white skinned workers (a lot more!!)
GREAT POST - I live in Washington DC and I have never met African American/ Black woman that is Atheist. I would say over 95% of woman I met believe in deity even if they do not go to church. Most of our people don't know the importance of learning history not just our own. Example I like to use - when Jews were enslaved in African (Egypt) did they learn religion of their masters HELL NO WHEN ALL OF EUROPE EXPELLED THEM DID THEY START WORSHPPING JESUS hell no – for record it was not just Germany it was all of Europe, for some reason that part is left out of history LOL. Show me enslaved race people who took on history of their masters and control world. Now show me fake enslaved people who stole another’s history and they will rule the world.
Dating is dating at the end of the day and I found it easier to feel a person out before expressing your true emotions. Money, Religion and Children will always be areas of contention.
Side note – I was going to become pastor, change the world with my faith. After two years of research what I found is that religion is tool used to control the mind so that they (Persons in charge) can steal wealth of world
I call this the MOTTO - throughout my studies of all cultures this is what I discovered - If you like it please share with your friends
Education + Life experience = wisdom – which leads to spiritual growth throughout your life journey
Education comes from school as well as what you learn from others friends and family
Life experience comes from the path you walk in life as well as what you learn from listening to others life journey (Empiricism: knowledge is obtained through experience)
Wisdom is a combination of the two intertwining throughout your life
Spiritual Growth is that truth and knowledge you gain