My parents created a monster, not an #Atheist. I chose that on my own. By making sure that I grew up reading & comprehending a minimum of three grade-levels ahead they introduced me to #CriticalThinking & #Skeptic thought quite early.
If I’ve sent you a link to this, it’s out of respect. It’s because unlike most people, you didn’t become combative, disrespectful, or dismissive. I think writing them out will stop either one of us from becoming too invested in what’s said. It’s also private, as in no one has to see or hear you if you read my thoughts and see the merit in them. To be clear, seeing merit in my thoughts does not mean you agree, only that my position is well thought out, valid, and makes sense.
I first heard about Mandisa Lateefah Thomas during a CNN segment called Confessions Of A Black Atheist. Today she was featured in the CBS segment Openly Secular, http://www.cbsnews.com/common/video/cbsnews_video.swf. Turns out, Mandisa is the founder and President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. She also serves on the boards for Foundation Beyond Belief and the Secular Coalition for America. I decided that she and I needed to have a chat!