Greetings, Dani! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
thank you so much for taking the time to look at my work. and i would like to say that i have so much respect, especially for people who have been raised in an environment of church, church, jesus will save me and more church. it's funny but when i was a kid and first saw the atrocities of what the klan was doing (guys in sheets burning crosses spouting their christian rhetoric jesus/god nonsense) i simply did not understand why any person who had had that done to them could believe in the same god of the klan and the ever popular " jesus will save me crap.". i am sure you have many stories as well, but fortunately you are among rational, reasonable people of like minds.
Probably thats why I am staying there for only two days , when my mom wants to talk I will tell her if all she is going to do is yell at me and tell me why I should eat up Christian bullshit by recommending me to lee strobell or some other bullshit preacher who endorses the same propaganda that all religious people do. I will not listen unless it is a formal discussion and I am allowed without interruption tell my side of the story and shut her the hell up. Why can't all Black women be like you Dani. why can't they just think for themselves and not fill like they have to kiss ass just to feel important in the world. You seek the truth you find your own identity not based on what everyone else does but by what you know is true you are not afraid to face reality and see things for what they are and not for what people wish . I wish I could find more women like you
Well Dani this is what happened one day I am sitting up in my dorm at NKU and my sister and her boyfriend called me since they were in Cincinnati and wanted to come and see me when they got here he saw a book on Islam and I told him that I thought it was bullshit since it claims that the moses story was real so we get into a little debate which leads him calling me an atheist white man and how I am not black for not wanting to believe in a god. When I asked him how he knows he answered because Africans were the first humans a believed in god and everything is too complex to happen on its own and the scientific explanations are those of evil white man who made it up to oppress black people and keeps us ignorant. So my finally found out and I had to hear my mom repeat the same bullshit argument over and over again but she says she does not condone him putting his hands on me but she understands why becuase the topic was that "Taboo" . Fuck Black nationalism religion and Black culture.
Hi! Thanks for the welcome. It's good to know I'm not alone. I quite often feel like the proverbial stranger in a strange land, and have begun to wonder at times if I am rational or insane! ;) I enjoyed reading your info. It took me nearly 32 years to break away from my reformed Christian upbringing, and, like you, am the only atheist in my family. I am so thankful for the internet as a vehicle for broadening the lines of communication of like minded thinkers, especially in reason-free zones such as the one in which I live!
Thanks for planning to buy the DVD and spreading the word...I hope it helps your family...be prepared for the old taking the bible out of context argument...I showed a portion of the video at a lecture I gave, and that is what most ppl want to counter with...they also want to go with the "that's the old testament" argument, but the film shows pro-slavery passages from the new testament as well...I hope you enjoy the film, and pass the word....
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