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My Double-Identity, Being of Color and An Atheist

Started this discussion. Last reply by EMil Wentzel Mar 21. 17 Replies

Slowly in my years of development, I peeled away my Christian thinking and realized that at heart, I always was an atheist in some capacity. But I'm scared to death to come out to my family. My…Continue

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EMil Wentzel replied to K Parnell's discussion 'My Double-Identity, Being of Color and An Atheist'
"Hello K, I'm South African and so called "coloured", meaning mixed race. Though I don't really care about ethnicity or race, and mostly disregard it because we're all human first - the rest is just mostly non-sense. However,…"
Mar 21
Colleen replied to K Parnell's discussion 'My Double-Identity, Being of Color and An Atheist'
"First, I'm so sorry to hear that you mother is gone.  It sounds like she was a wonderful support and model of love in your life. But I feel once I cross this fence, I will become fearless in speaking about anything. I can finally be…"
Mar 21
Ari replied to K Parnell's discussion 'My Double-Identity, Being of Color and An Atheist'
"oops I meant to say I got lucky my family ISN"T super religious. :)"
Mar 21
Ari replied to K Parnell's discussion 'My Double-Identity, Being of Color and An Atheist'
"I have to say I was always the least religious in the family of me, my sister, and parents. I only really prayed when they expected me to such as pray over food at night. The thing is that I never liked praying, going to church, or talking about the…"
Mar 20
K Parnell replied to K Parnell's discussion 'My Double-Identity, Being of Color and An Atheist'
"I find myself a decent fellow. my boyfriend says so all the time."
Mar 20
K Parnell replied to K Parnell's discussion 'My Double-Identity, Being of Color and An Atheist'
"thank you for the courage to be who u truly are. or rather, to think out loud and not shy away from discrimination. was it easy to alter your speech and habits or did u struggle with it? this past week has been an eyeopener for me. I catch myself…"
Mar 20
Ari replied to K Parnell's discussion 'My Double-Identity, Being of Color and An Atheist'
"I can relate to you in both ways because I'm black and an atheist that is a male. I already came out to my family but I still feel highly uncomfortable whenever the subject of religion comes up. I guess I got lucky that my family is super…"
Mar 19
Ed replied to K Parnell's discussion 'My Double-Identity, Being of Color and An Atheist'
"K, There is no one more important in the world to be true to than the individual looking back at you in the mirror. Stand your ground and feel great for being an honest soul!"
Mar 18
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Andy Hoke replied to K Parnell's discussion 'My Double-Identity, Being of Color and An Atheist'
"Hi K. You seem like a very decent man. I lack perspective on race since I'm white, so sorry I'm no good to you on that aspect of your struggle. The atheism thing, I could go on for hours and hours (decades, really). Anyone brought up in a…"
Mar 18
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to K Parnell's discussion 'My Double-Identity, Being of Color and An Atheist'
"You are most welcome K. Bear in mind that there are almost 19,000 atheists on this site from all over the world. It can be a place of refuge from the hum of Christian banalities that can seem endless."
Mar 12
K Parnell replied to Morgan Matthew's discussion 'You're going to prison for 10 years. You can however take TWO games with you. The ONLY two games you'll have access to for 10 years. What do you take?' in the group Atheist Gamers
"Katamari Damacy definitely aaaaannnnndddddd.......... a tie between Final Fantasy Tactics or (shamefully) Grand Theft Auto V! I need to shoot something, y'know."
Mar 12
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K Parnell replied to K Parnell's discussion 'My Double-Identity, Being of Color and An Atheist'
"you're right. I'm already an outsider to some degree! The athiest tag is a small (yet important) part of my personality. I'm an illustrator, a book nerd, a gamer, zombie movie buff, and a huge Tyson fan (Neil not Mike!). I'm so…"
Mar 12
K Parnell replied to K Parnell's discussion 'My Double-Identity, Being of Color and An Atheist'
"Great film. Its tough, y'know. Christianity was used to indoctrinate Africans in this country, just another part of slave conditioning. But I know that undoing abuse takes time, and I'll be patient with my brothas and sistas in coming…"
Mar 12

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
African-American artist finally accepting what's true in her heart, and struggling with the new found truth
Age
25-30
Relationship Status
In a Relationship
Why are you here?
To find comfort and courage in this trying world with my double-identity in America
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
It goes against my logic. I'm a black woman in America and I feel Christianity is holding the black community and women back.
Think Atheist Travel Network Couch Availability - Are you able to host anyone now?
Maybe
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Welcome to TA, K Parnell.

 
 
 

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