Category Archives: Religion

Exile, Part I

“Am I wrong for thinking out the box from where I stay? Am I wrong for saying that I choose another way?”-  Nico & Vinz I spent Easter in church this year. Yes, you read that right.  The former quintessential BAP Baptist girl turned muslimah turned nonbeliever set foot in the house of the Lawd. April […]

A Change Is Coming: Black Secular Women On The Rise

I had an amazing weekend! The Seattle Seahawks defeated the 49ers and clinched their spot in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seahawks victory was the cherry on top of a day that started out  well. This past Sunday I had the privilege of participating in a roundtable discussion, sponsored by Black Freethinkers and People of Color Beyond Faith. For over […]

My Issues with ‘Black Christians are Uncle Toms’

As stated in my previous entry , Cult of Dusty’s latest video on Black Christians rubbed me the wrong way. For the sake of brevity I chose not to go in depth with my critique of the video in that post.  In this entry however I will elaborate on why I find the video so problematic. […]

On Heaven’s Selective Silence

“Gods always behave like the people who make them”-Zora Neale Hurtson On June 26th, 2013 the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. While GLBT Americans and their allies across the country welcomed the decision, others were quite displeased. The angry and caustic remarks in the wake of the decision didn’t surprise me. […]

The Surrogate

The last five months have been especially challenging for me personally. My situation as a single mother remains the same. But I’ve been dealing with that for nearly six years now. While I once hoped it would be a temporary state of being I’ve come to accept that it’s simply my life until my child […]

Vanity

“Is my living in vain? Is my giving in vain? Is my singing in vain? Is my praying in vain? NO-OF COURSE NOT!” Earlier this year I had a debate with a Christian  on my blog which lasted for roughly two weeks. His first comment on my blog was a rehash of the tired argument that […]

To Hate?

Though I no longer give my allegiance to Christianity or any organized religion, the holiday season continues to be one of my favorite times of the year. Being able to take time out to relax and break bread with my loved ones fills me with warmth and reminds me of the better times that I […]

“God Bless America”

Over the past few months, I’ve found myself reflecting on Christianity quite often. As I’ve had the opportunity to discuss religion with Christians of different cultures and worldviews something has become crystal clear to me. Now as an American I freely admit that I’ve fallen victim to the tendency of viewing issues through the prism […]