sent in by MITCH
Since i became a non believer 10 years ago i notice there are very few black non believers. It seems 2 be a very big taboo among many of us. Beliefs seem 2 be so deeply ingrained traditionally that many look 2 be just 2 plain scared 2 even question or openly express doubt in them 4 fear of a major backlash.
There's enough oppression 2 have 2 deal with in life already why oppress ourselves? I've seen families torn apart, children disowned, and couples split over clashes in belief. My mother thinks i'm crazy and under the influence of Satan for not believing. And no matter how much logic, reason, common sense, and science i drop on family & friends, they still look at me as if i have a problem, while still hitting me with the same old tired cliche' responses.
I find it amazing how people who literally believe in stories about talking donkeys, Noah's ark, and dead people rising can look at me like something's wrong with me for thinking rationally. And why is it that so many in the black community expect everyone else 2 just accept christianity (and in some cases Islam) without question? It blows my mind! I thought slavery ended 245 years ago, what's wrong with freeing your mind? Father, Son, & Holy Ghost....? No thanx, logic, reason, and common sense, that's my trinity! PEACE
Became a Christian: 13
Ceased being a Christian: 25
Labels before: CHURCH OF CHRIST
Labels now: AGNOSTIC/SKEPTIC
Why I joined: PRESSURE, LACK OF KNOWLEDGE
Why I left: WISED UP
Email Address: durrell924 at yahoo dot com
Online Reading List
- An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish by Bertrand Russell (1943)
- Bible Teaching and Religious Practice by Mark Twain
- God is Imaginary
- Is there an Artificial God? by Douglas Adams (1998)
- Skeptics Annotated Bible
- The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (1795)
- Which Way? by Robert Ingersoll (1884).
- Why I Am Not A Christian by Bertrand Russell (1927)