"Among many others, I think chief among the reasons for Africans backwardness in this area are poverty, ignorance, superstitious traditions and politics.
As stated above, an impoverished person, comparatively, is a disillusioned person. There…"
"The god concept and the christainity concept is so endemic in my local community - listen to the encounter which I experienced in this small story: A week after new years celebrations a small christian workers' section of the local Catholic…"
"the christian clergy are guilty of promoting falsehoods in order to hold on to thier positions. most of these clergy are aware that the whole bible is full of myths - myths about creation; myths about the flood; myths about birth by a virgin; myths…"
"Theists [and they are all and always sinners] always hear that the road to heaven is narrow while the road to hell is wide , but they don't hear when and who will make the road to heaven wide and the road to hell, narrow...what now...?"
"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…"
"A typical African has very little formal education. This means s/he is basically illiterate. An illiterate fellow depends on others for information. This fellow is like a granny who calls a boy she believes can read, to tell her what the letter from…"
Your situation is like mine. I am an atheist from Zambia, Southern Africa. The issues you raise are just like what prevails around here. The pentecostals are draging my country into deeper and deeper christian insanity so much one fails see…"
"Hi Lauren, I thought RSA had an organised atheist group. In fact at some point I stumbled on some paper indicating that there is an Atheist SA some somewhere that side. So its interesting to hear from you people that side that with your reknowned…"
"Hi Nico, I don't have any such person in mind but i have also been thinking of doing a book on the effects of contemporary religious beliefs in my country. Something like a personal observation. I don't seem to know where to start from,…"
"Hi guys, was trying to find any Zambian atheist around the net, and I think I got one here. Interesting that Africa, whose local beliefs do not seem to have made sufficient impact on the globe, should have so few atheists! At least those able to…"
I was born in an African Catholic home. I became suspicious of the religion scheme quite early in life. A brother of mine studying at a teachers' college helped me out when he discussed the Idea Vs Matter debate with me. Then I found a small handbook of Carl Marx when I was going through a box of books belonging to an order friend whose daughter I was tutoring. That gave me my first properly argued angle against religion. from that time, at 17 years, I have never looked back. I was celebrating my twenty years of independence from religion last year. I had problems pretending when I was a lot year but even then I would put it clearly to my classmates and teachers that I had nothing to do with religion. In the third world, where ignorance, illiteracy, poverty and superstition are rife, religion burns like bush fire. Everyone assumes you are a Christian and you have to be a lot more tough not to be playing along. My coming out has been an influence over a lot of my friends and relatives who, though few can come out to discredit their life long positions, are free enough to express there doubt on religion or at least their disregard for Judea Christendom.
Greetings. I don't know how many Zambians there might be on Atheist Nexus, but there are groups for African Atheists and Black Freethought. Also, if you're still interested in Marx, there's a group for Karl Marx.