There have been some articles (via Friendly Atheist) recently about getting more African American’s involved in the Atheist/Secular movement. While I think it’s a noble cause, I also think it’s the last step in one’s deconversion. First you’ve got to dispel all the usual myths about Atheists…well not all of them, but definitely the big ones, immoral, evil, baby eaters, and the like. Ok, ok, we can leave the baby eating part alone. The second step is encouraging critical thought and doubt, that’s where, I feel, this poem and this performance comes in. The audience is mostly African American in their early to mid 20’s and their reaction to what I’m saying brings a smile to my face each time I listen, I hope it does the same for you.
Say Anything, originally posted May 19th, 2011.