I was on twitter, like every day or every other day, and I was troubled by the fact that in the proper spin of things, supposedly “advanced” thinking and “logic” could set one up for some rather nasty conclusions that are counter-productive, if not outright hypocritical, of an established outlook or philosophical hypothesis.
Namely, I was going through the Washington Post’s tweets and headlines from today and earlier it mentioned how “9 out of 10 black women turn to religion in times of turmoil” [paraphrased]. http://t.co/kVUx53Vq Then, later, I read another tweet in which it had been noted Richard Dawkins said, “you don’t need God to be good.” http://t.co/NDq3hQNW
I guess, really, I’m just a bit distressed at how an irrational individual, claiming human reason, would argue about the in-born superstition and intellectual inferiority of black women, already a socially marginalized individual. After all, it’s Richard Dawkins who goes around very bluntly naming his book The God Delusion and making cases for a belief in God being a mental defect.
My only immediate thought is that, prior to this, it was argued that black slaves needed to be weened off of their pagan and nature-worship practices and indoctrinated with Christian belief. Something that’s been “frowned upon” as being religious bigotry and ethno-centric. It’s not that radical a leap of thinking to possibly see a similar mindset emerge today in our, self-proclaimed, “advanced” society.