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06-12-2017, 03:59 PM
Hey new here
Hello,

What a wonderful site to be apart of. I joined to become more knowledgeable on various topics dealing with religion and atheism. I was raised in the church since I was a newborn (Baptist) and followed blindly until a few years ago. Everyone knows that there are very few open African American atheists and we are looked down upon for being that way our own family/community, so a lot of us remain closeted. While I'm starting to be a little more outspoken about religion in front of my family I don't think they take me seriously, they even ignore what I say at times. So I'm going to show them how serious I am and this site WILL help me!

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I'm male and I'm 26y/o. I apologize for some of the grammar mistakes as well, I'm a a work in progress.

Thanks everyone!
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06-12-2017, 04:13 PM
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hi there!

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06-12-2017, 05:04 PM
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Howdy.

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06-12-2017, 05:09 PM
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Welcome to TTA! Shy

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06-12-2017, 05:10 PM
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Welcome aboard. Smile

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06-12-2017, 05:23 PM
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(06-12-2017 03:59 PM)part1of2 Wrote:  Hello,

What a wonderful site to be apart of. I joined to become more knowledgeable on various topics dealing with religion and atheism. I was raised in the church since I was a newborn (Baptist) and followed blindly until a few years ago. Everyone knows that there are very few open African American atheists and we are looked down upon for being that way our own family/community, so a lot of us remain closeted. While I'm starting to be a little more outspoken about religion in front of my family I don't think they take me seriously, they even ignore what I say at times. So I'm going to show them how serious I am and this site WILL help me!

BTW
I'm male and I'm 26y/o. I apologize for some of the grammar mistakes as well, I'm a a work in progress.

Thanks everyone!

BLACK ATHEISTS? What is this world coming to? Oh yea, sanity. Smile

I don't know how old you are but I started seeking out other atheists back in 2001, and one of the first atheists I ran into began, a now defunct website Atheist Network with his friend called Jake. Reginald Finley then went on to start his own website "Infidel Guy" which had for a brief period a 24/7 radio feed where members could post their own radio shows, and he had his own too. Infidel Guy also appeared on the ABC show "Wife Swap".

Reggie was nice enough to let me post my poetry, now at the website in the link in my sig. The economy tanked and he couldn't afford to keep up the website.

So there are plenty of African American atheists. I am white myself, but trust me, atheists exist in all skin tones, and live all over the world in every nation and have left every religion you can think of.

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06-12-2017, 05:26 PM
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Welcome.

First thing I thought of when I saw your name

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06-12-2017, 06:40 PM
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Welcome!
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06-12-2017, 06:57 PM
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Welcome to the forum.

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06-12-2017, 07:55 PM
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(06-12-2017 03:59 PM)part1of2 Wrote:  Everyone knows that there are very few open African American atheists and we are looked down upon for being that way our own family/community, so a lot of us remain closeted.

Actually, I didn't know that, but now I do! Welcome to TTA. I hope you can find interesting conversation here. Smile

Oh, and I love your username.
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