Tuesday, January 31, 2012

African American Atheist Sign

The American black churches are seriously cultish and black atheists here & in Africa are *not* popular.Found this encouraging sign on reddit:


krissthesexyatheist said...

Good ol' Freddy Douglas there if ya need him. Congrats. I love to see something like this from my Asian peeps, anyone of them. Awesome,


Chatpilot said...

My favorite Frederick Douglas quote is: "I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs."

I read his autobiography and a very good biography on him years ago and was very inspired by him.

LadyAtheist said...

It's amazing that any slave was successfully converted!

Diaz said...

"Many" isn't most.

And, it never fails to amuse me how immigrants show their gratitude for being American by placing "American" behind the name of their ancestral home.

LadyAtheist said...

I don't think that's the motivation for adding -American. It's more about pride of the origins in the face of bigotry against them. Note that people from countries that weren't oppressed by Americans who were here when their ancestors arrived don't seem to hyphenate?

Denise said...

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