Atheists’ diversity woes have no black-and-white answers

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(RNS) Alix Jules is an atheist, but for years he felt uncomfortable at gatherings of nonbelievers. The reason: he’s black. “I got really tired of going back and forth to free thought events and being the only black person there,” said Jules, 36, who lives in Dallas. “It was not necessarily inviting. I just felt […]

  • AC

    The article makes the common mistake of conflating atheism with a “movement” of vocal, organized atheists. Atheism is simply a reflection of a lack of belief. It’s not some club you join anymore than theism is.

    While atheist organizations might be worried about attracting minorities, the vast majority of atheists do not belong to any such group.