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At 10:11pm on January 19, 2011, C said…

I feel you.  Unfortunately, although I am a nice, hard-working,respectable etc. young woman, all that would go out the door if I proclaimed that Jesus is no deity. I'd be cast aside, stoned, and shameful.  I respect his philosophy, but as a person only.

I have not clearly come out either, not because I am not confident in my non-belief, but because I don't need the extra drama right now.There is a time for everything.  I just remain quiet and even play devil's advocate a lot.  But  they are going to assume forever that I either have Jesus, or Jesus is waiting on me to come to him either way.

As far as the "bougie" is concerned, that connects with the idea that we have somehow neglected and betrayed out roots.  However, that couldn't be farther from the truth.  I,for instance studied Af-Am lit at the graduate level...More importantly, even if I'd studied European lit, one can't be deemed a race traitor for knowing, seeking, and choosing to believe what s/he wants.  You know?

We're so awesome and unique! :)

At 4:57pm on January 18, 2011, C said…

I was excited as well to see another black women.  I was surprised to see any black people at all.  The people I am tied to are rather devoted to their beliefs (never having doubted them). So I now have hope. I currently know no black women freethinkers, atheists, nontheists, etc! It's so important to put yourself out there. When times of trouble come, it's Very important to have people who understand.  Although they mean well, not even my own family can be of support because they are clueless.

I'm Gladto be Here!

At 11:56am on January 18, 2011, C said…
Hi Carolyn. Thanks for the add.  Yes! if religious zealots can stick together based on absurd ideas , for sure we freethinkers can do so in the name of logic, realism, and humanism...
At 5:32pm on January 16, 2011, LoRi.B. said…
Thanx !
At 5:08pm on January 16, 2011, Devon said…

Hey thanks a lot. Trying to be free from the conditioning of religion especially Jamaica is quite a challenge. I could write a book.

It's quite refreshing discovering this site.

At 1:58pm on January 16, 2011, Danielle Gardner said…
At 1:56pm on January 16, 2011, Danielle Gardner said…
Hi Carolyn! :)
At 5:53am on January 15, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Carolyn.
Welcome to this wonderful world of Internet atheism, free of belief in superstitions and that fictional god of the masses.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2200+ members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
Terry Meaden
At 8:30pm on January 8, 2011, De Mush Doctor said…
Welcome Carolyn. Nice to have you aboard. Hope you enjoy your stay here.
At 7:33pm on January 8, 2011, LoRi.B. said…
Welcome to Caribbean Atheists Carolyn!
At 6:09am on January 8, 2011, Mr. Apostate said…
Welcome to Caribbean Atheists! Jamaica & Belize a couple of my favorite countries.
At 12:15am on January 8, 2011, Atheist Princess said…
Welcome Fellow Heathen ( :

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