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By Michael Lackey

This learn of atheist African American writers poses a great problem to people who see atheism in despairing and nihilistic phrases. Lackey argues that whereas so much white atheists mourn the lack of religion, many black atheists--believing the “God-concept” spawns racism and oppression--consider the demise of God a reason for private and political hope. 

Focusing on a little-discussed point of African American literature, this full-length research of African American atheists’ remedy of God fills an incredible hole in reports that constantly forget about their contributions. analyzing how a trust in God and His “chosen humans” necessitates a politics of superiority and inferiority, Lackey implicitly considers the measure to which non secular religion is accountable for justifying oppression, even acts of actual and mental violence.
In their secular imaginative and prescient of social and political justice, black atheists argue that purely while the tradition adopts and internalizes a very atheist politics--one in keeping with pluralism, tolerance, and freedom--will radical democracy be completed. Of fundamental curiosity to students of African American experiences, this quantity will also attract non secular students, philosophers, anthropologists, freethinkers, and spiritual and secular humanists.
 

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