An African American atheist’s theology
Last weekend, thousands of atheists, agnostics and “nones” gathered in solidarity in Washington D.C. for the Reason Rally. Billed as a “coming out” event for the atheist community by the American Atheists, the rally was meant to galvanize the growing non-religious segment of the American population.
For the African-American “none,” this “coming out” can prove a difficult step. Yet, looking for direction, mainstream momentum and strength in numbers, the black atheist community is a growing group with strong voices here in Houston.
One of those voices, Dr. Anthony B. Pinn of Rice University, recently penned a book meant to give “theological” direction for the African American Humanist community and will be discussing his philosophy and work Thursday April 5 at Rice University.