“Black Folk Don’t”: Do Atheism
I am Black, I am agnostic.
I’m not atheist and don’t I have anything against atheism, but I find this very interesting…I’ve always wondered why Christianity seems to be the only religion practiced and fully excepted by black people.
because we were colonized.
I generally don’t talk about my atheism much anymore because I think it alienates me from lots of black folk/associates me with the white fuckery of New Atheism.
the bold. it’s accepted as what “we” believe because it’s what we were always told to believe. we were killed for believing anything else. Black folks believed what was beat into us, and now most of us don’t see any other way to be because as far as we can remember, that’s the way it’s always been. if our colonizers were Buddhist, we would have been Buddhist instead.
and yeah, to darkjez, too. i mostly keep it to myself these days, too. i fell into that fuckery early on, but i’m much calmer and more — well, more emotionally intelligent about it. my beliefs (or lack thereof) don’t have to negatively affect others for me to have them.