One would assume by now that people would be more open to the idea of Atheism in 2010. However, it is not the common thread. Instead, the U.S. welcomed the idea of having a president of color. I say of color because many individuals would argue to label Obama as African-American is denouncing his European Ancestry. Second, it would be the same defense that Thomas Jefferson used when referring to Benjamin Banneker. He felt that it was Banneker’s mixed heritage that made it possible for him to excel in mathematics. Some have argued the same ideology for Obama. No one ever wants to focus on the fact that it was economics that drove him to be who and what he is. No one assumes that is was his acceptance into an exclusive private school that paved the way for his Ivy League Education. This same education opened the doors for him to head in the direction of politics. This same action subsequently lead him to win a seat in the U.S. Senate and later a seat as our current President.

Of course not. Instead, we would like to push around the idea of melanin. This same medieval mentality is why Atheism is subjugated to a back door. Yes, it is okay if I for example, are gay black and educated but never shall I say: “I don’t believe any “gods.” Saying so, is as bad as being un-patriotic. Well, we shall save patriotism for a later date. Instead it is meant for me to follow the idea that a god or gods will lead me to the path of salvation. This same salvation will save me from the throws of my homosexuality too. No thanks, I’m driving. I will not sip the grape flavored beverage you serve. I feel that the insipid chaotic state the government is in right now people are holding onto belief like a winning lottery ticket. However, I question the infamous saying “blessed and highly favored.” Oh really? I ask. How are you blessed and highly favored when your pastor or religious leader drives the latest model luxury car, lives in a lavish house, and wears tailored suits? All the while, your catching the bus to your religious service, shop at the salvation army, and live two pay-checks in advanced? I don’t think your blessed nor are you highly favored. If anything, I think your Jesus’s punching bag. Personally, I prefer to take matters into my own hands. Besides, I have no one, thing, or fabricated cosmic deity to blame.

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Comment by Anwar Diamante on May 10, 2010 at 8:47pm
Here is a blog I just started:
http://blacksglmalewomanist.blogspot.com/
Comment by Anwar Diamante on May 10, 2010 at 8:07pm
So true, with the good vs evil dichotomy. I am left-handed so of course, that's considered evil too...So, I am the spawn of satan if one were to follow this idiosyncratic mess!
Comment by Anwar Diamante on May 10, 2010 at 8:06pm
Yes, I wrote my Master's thesis on Phillis Wheatley and of course, the infamous T.J (im paraphrasing) He basically said that Wheatley's poetry was a reproduction of slave thought and that the only credible black person was Banneker and fortunately for Banneker it was because he was of mixed blood. Basically T.J said that it was Banneker's white blood that made him a genius. Therefore, since Wheatley was 100% African she was only able to reproduce white work she was not capable of being intelligent enough to do original work...Thomas Jefferson was an all-time prick!!!
Comment by Little Name Atheist on May 10, 2010 at 1:24pm
Second, it would be the same defense that Thomas Jefferson used when referring to Benjamin Banneker. He felt that it was Banneker’s mixed heritage that made it possible for him to excel in mathematics.

I have a friend who is obsessed with Thomas Jefferson. Even though her child is of mixed heritage, she seems to overlook that Jefferson owned slaves. I wonder if I could get her to take him with a grain of salt if I presented this fact about how he felt about Benjamin Banneker. I'm afraid she might find some way to work around that the man was a racist.

I'd agree, I think a lot of people are Jesus' punching bag.
Comment by Black Magick Woman on May 9, 2010 at 3:09pm
Mmm..One would think that...unless one know's humans better than that, smh.

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