Another short post with links. I wanted to share a couple of excellent explorations of atheism among African Americans that have recently been produced.
Check them out.
Also, BBC World Service recently published this piece.
On a tangential note, in the BBC piece, Donald Wright mentions that Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason was the breaking point on his theism. I point this out to note, when you hear someone reference lines from the Declaration of Independence (e.g., “they are endowed by their Creator”) to try and justify the claim that the American political and legal system was founded on Christianity, direct them to The Age of Reason.