Friday, May 25, 2012

you humans reaching your limits


2 comments:

brotherbrown said...

Cnu, http://gawker.com/5911224/our-fathers-not-in-heaven-the-new-black-atheism

CNu said...

That article's money shot;So that I don't come off as someone content to reject the status quo without offering a solution, I'd like to make a formal nomination: I nominate astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as the black leader America needs in the 21st Century.

So why Tyson? Not only because he self-identifies as an agnostic and says that there is "no evidence" to support the fact that anyone benevolent created the universe. But also because Tyson, whose Twitter account and YouTube reputation are stuff of internet legend, seems to be possessed of an inquisitiveness from which I believe the entire world could learn.

Tyson doesn't take his lessons from the Bible. Nor does he take his lessons from the Dawkins Manual on Condescending to Theists. When asked
if he's an atheist, Tyson likes to say that the only "ist" he is is a "scientist." I think it's time more blacks followed Tyson's lead and, instead of looking to the Bible for answers, began looking for understanding in the realities and evidence around them. And based on what I've seen of the problems impacting the black community, from poverty to illness to violence to crushing racism, if there is a God up there watching us suffer this way, it's probably time to admit that he's not coming to save us.