While I’ve written and done research on atheism and black America, I’ve never put the two together. This Gawker post by Cord Jefferson (editor of Good Magazine), brought to my attention by the fabulous Letta Page, does.
I haven’t had a chance to think it all through yet, but am curious what others think, both about the basic phenomenon as well as about its broader social and theoretical implications.
And on that score, check out this Huffington Post piece on religion, in-group trust, and out-group distrust. It is by Scott Atran, who is, as my colleague and collaborator Penny Edgell says, “one of the most thoughtful scholars working at the intersection of religion and evolutionary theory.”