Sunday, March 18, 2012

Atheism in Black America (Lecture)

The following is a link to a lecture I did recently for The Austin Community of Atheist's weekly lecture series. There are a few corrections/retractions I need to make first. I mentioned that "My best friend is a minister...". Maurice is one of my closest friends and he is a church organizer not an ordained minister. I also said, when speaking about my aunt and my cousin, "... neither of them have spoken to me since." Actually, my aunt is still quite cordial to me. My cousin, however, chose Jesus Christ over me.


  1. I really enjoyed this talk. Although I am not black or an american it did always confuse me why the black community in the states is so very religious. Some answers & many insights can be found here.

  2. I love this. I have been a big fan of the Atheist Experience and of the ACA, they made me discover I was an atheist. It's really cool to see you giving this lecture.

  3. I enjoyed your lecture. It was entertaining and informative. I hope we'll be hearing a lot more from you in the future.

  4. Its really refreshing to hear other black people putting logic above mysticism, spirituality, religion.. I spent an hour yesterday trying to convence my cousin that evolution exists.

    1. Just remember that your cousin probably didn't employ reason as the means to the position he currently holds. I applaud you trying though.

  5. You are okay. But remember you didn't always know the things that you know. I don't believe in Jesus, but I do believe there is a God. My awakening process was very intense. I said that to say, you can't force awareness on anyone. Its Godspeed. All you can do is blog abd be there when people begin to peek of that eye and their minds are trying to piece together what's happening with their train of thought (like these so called Christians that are commenting. If you're so Christian, why click on a link worth a headline such as this one?). I do not consider myself an atheist, (there are so many definitions) but there are black conscious females out here. And you are not alone. I'm the only one in my family walking against majority as well. Surround yourself with like minds. Christians are claiming their last days. It's just new beginnings for Kings and Queens like us! Peace to you!