Category Archives: Atheism

Exile, Part I

“Am I wrong for thinking out the box from where I stay? Am I wrong for saying that I choose another way?”-  Nico & Vinz I spent Easter in church this year. Yes, you read that right.  The former quintessential BAP Baptist girl turned muslimah turned nonbeliever set foot in the house of the Lawd. April […]

A Change Is Coming: Black Secular Women On The Rise

I had an amazing weekend! The Seattle Seahawks defeated the 49ers and clinched their spot in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seahawks victory was the cherry on top of a day that started out  well. This past Sunday I had the privilege of participating in a roundtable discussion, sponsored by Black Freethinkers and People of Color Beyond Faith. For over […]

“God Bless America”

Over the past few months, I’ve found myself reflecting on Christianity quite often. As I’ve had the opportunity to discuss religion with Christians of different cultures and worldviews something has become crystal clear to me. Now as an American I freely admit that I’ve fallen victim to the tendency of viewing issues through the prism […]

Adventures in Hedonistic Heathendom

When I first apostatized from Islam, I found that some of my co-religionists made certain assumptions about me. Unable or unwilling to see that an individual may have valid and sincere reasons for questioning Islam, some told me that I was simply abandoning Islam and removing hijab because I wanted to follow the ways of […]

Featured Guest Blogger: Emelyne Museaux

Editors’ note: Today’s post is authored by Emelyne Museaux. I met Emelyne through an atheist group in Facebook. In my opinion, she is a brilliant young woman and an expressive writer. I was so impressed with her that I asked her to submit a post. Emelyne brings a unique perspective on the issues of faith […]

Why I Do It

Look, if you don’t want to believe, that’s fine. But why do you atheists have to talk about it? Just say you’re not a person of faith and leave it at that. You atheists need to understand that the majority of the nation is still faith based and always will be.  As I’ve become more open […]

Back In The Day

Though I am much more satisfied with life as an atheist than I ever was as a believer, sometimes it is hard not to look back and feel a sense of profound disappointment in myself for what I believed and accepted in the name of god. I understand how my culture and my environment conditioned me. But […]

Choose Your Delusion?

Back when I was a Sunni, I got into a contentious debate with an agnostic friend of mine. We were discussing comments that Ayaan Hirsi Ali made in an interview around the time her book “Nomad” was published. Ali has encouraged Christians to actively seek to convert Muslims, operating under the idea that Christianity would […]