Hometown: Fayetteville, GA
June 4, 2013
I gave up on church in 1981, but still thought of myself as an ethnic Christian, tolerant of religious people. About 10 years ago I was a member of a very theologically and politically liberal Episcopal church. I was subsequently persuaded by "New Atheist" writers, that participating in religion gave credence to even fundamentalists. If fundies had not gained political power, I might have remained comfortable in a church where you can believe anything or nothing as long as you do good. I was delighted to discover a community of nonbelievers in Fayette County and my husband and I are now active members of PTC Humanists. We have also started a "bridge" group on Meetup/Blue Moon Group to spread the message of secularism.
I'd be delighted.
I am an ally for Black Nonbelievers. As an active Democrat, I am concerned about the strength of the conservative religious influence of the black church.