3 Myths About Black Atheists That Prove They Need Better Representation

Tagged: atheism / Mandisa Thomas

In collaboration with Black Nonbelievers Inc. Founder and President Mandisa Thomas, Jarune Uwujaren writes about the misconceptions and stigmas associated with black atheists for Everyday Feminism.

“Do you go to church?” my doctor asked near the end of my appointment. I looked up, a little surprised. I answered no.

“Look into it,” she said with a smile. I thought of telling her that I was an atheist and therefore not going to look into church of any sort, but I reconsidered.

On separate occasions, other well meaning strangers, therapists, doctors, and family members have lectured, preached, and pushed the importance of God and religion on me.

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