No, actually I did not. I knew I didn’t believe in god around the same time it was proven to me that santa wasn’t real. I just didn’t know the terminology about how I felt about religion. When I got older, I always thought it was a human thing, not a ‘white thing’. It wasn’t until many beatings and forcing to go to church later that I realize how infused religion is in the black community. I guess it could lead black people to believe that it’s a white thing.
So many things are wrong with this statement, I honestly don’t know where to start.
I support black atheists because religion is so deeply ingrained in black culture in America that it is easy to wind up ostracized (one of the many oppressive tools of religion) and alone. It is much more than just a declaration of freedom from religion, but a statement against society as a whole and can carry many consequences.
I greatly respect and admire their courage in standing up to established ways that have taken advantage of them over the centuries.
All atheists need to stand together. Many religious folks would love to see atheists divisive in the first place. Why give them fuel for their fire?
Damn…so my 3-year-old son has an expiration date of 17 years? Can I have the lottery numbers?