I remember conversing with my family and friends some time ago about my atheistic bent. Of course, I had to hear an ear full of of theological folly, but common sense and intellect quieted the moment. However, in the same breath, I heard high adoration for the writings of W.E.B Du Bois and how African American men should model their motivation and intellectual acumen after Du Bois. 

 

Immediately after I stated...but W.E.B Du Bois was an atheist! So it is acceptable for black men to be like him; however, don't think like him. Hypocrisy has no limits!

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Thanks for this post!
The mental gymnastics that pervades the minds of believers is frighting. Most likely they quieted down because they felt the tingling awareness of their cognitive dissonance. Kudos to you for confronting your family about religion, often times it's more difficult than doing so with friends because of the lingering fallout.

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