Yes we are trying our best and i am optimistic we shall succeed in having a secular Uganda, in our activities at KUHA we avoid confrontations with religions but try and do good by being tolerant to them but explaining the usefulness of being an Atheist
It took me 51 years to shed the weight of religion. I feel better physically and mentally. What is an additional inspiration is to find a segment of people in our community who are critical thinkers and non-believers. I am so glad to be out of the "Amen & Hallelujah!" corner. Pura Vida (Pure Life) from this point on!
I am going to Nova Southeastern University. At first, I was thinking about education either. However, I realized that no matter what, you end up teaching. Second, the reason why people are so ignorant/ intolerant of folks who are freethinkers, humanists or atheists is because they're ignorant or uneducated. Lastly, I noticed the declining numbers of males especially Blacks and Hispanics that are not being educated and I knew I had to do something about it. So, I feel like it is a necessity that I got involved. Besides, it will make me a better writer for my position as a Black Queer Atheist.
I just wanted to stop by and tell you that GOD... No, (LOL) but you ARE an inspiration to me. I have been a free thinker for quite a while, but I had yet to be very open about it, until about a week ago. I recently put my name and posted my picture on this website. It's all because of people like you out there blazing a trail that we hidden black free thinkers can join you on! Thanks!
You're quite welcome sister. I have an extensive jazz and classical flute collection, so if you ever need a recommendation I'll be more than happy to try to accommodate your request. I finally met and played a duet with Hubert Laws at the National Flute Convention in August of 2009....I snuck up behind him while he was signing autographs and played his version of "Amazing Grace" note for note. He immediately picked up his flute and we kept jammin'. I didn't have the heart to tell him that I was a non believer! Peace and critical thinking Sikivu Rob H. blog: The African American Agnostic
Thanks for the heads up. I do recall reading black marxism by Kelly. Well, its all based on getting an acceptance letter too. I am also stuck on this whole traditional versus online school thing too. Cause, NYU as you know is an EXPENSIVE school and so is the new school...
Well, I am looking at St. Johns' Doctorate of Arts program because I can do literature/history/women's studies, The New School for social research for their philosophy phd program. NYU has an American studies program too. So, I am looking at that. I remember the institutional schizophrenia I experienced during my M.A. So, I have learned to develop a teflon approach to it. So, im just trying to piece together a school that will accept me. I know that online is not the way to go. Im trying to figure out what brick and mortar school to go to and which one will accept me.
So, I didn't address you properly. I just looked you up Dr. Hutchinson :) I wanted to ask you about the performance studies program at NYU...Meaning how was it did you enjoy it. I am trying to go back and get my Doctorate. It's just a really frustrating task i.e. GRE's which I probably need to retake. Or just figuring out what the hell are they looking for. Lastly, the fact that most schools over look the fact that you have a Master's degree.
Thanks for the reply. It is sad that the AAI conference doesnt have more African American freethinkers. However, to their defense, we are not public enough. I haven't published anything yet pertaining to the subject. Actually, the only thing bound and published that I can claim is my master's thesis and that's only at the college I attended. So, I guess that's probably why we are so minimal...I will say that I am glad that your brave enough to be public about how you feel...
Shutch I was so impressed with your post 'Letter to a Young Skeptic of Color', I was wondering if you could help me out? I'm trying to compile a list of female atheists and am inviting people to mail me their recommendations here. I want the list to be as broad as possible, so even little known women would be very much appreciated. I anticipate you could impress me further.