According to the dailymail.co.uk, Omar Butcher, an African-American producer with CNN was fired in 2015, and is now suing for racial and religious discrimination.
Butcher is suing because his colleagues would not quit using phrases like ‘Jesus Christ‘ and ‘God Damn.‘ He had asked them not to ‘take the Lord’s name in vain.’
THE CORONER’S REPORT:
I refuse to waste my time by reading the entire article, instead, I’ll just give my verdict based simply upon the headline and sub-headlines of Daily Mail! Butcher’s got cold meat for brains. He’s an SJW and perhaps a religious fascist.
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I’ll concede that I don’t really know why most black Americans are still so religious, but I have a good idea. I can’t read minds, but speaking from experience, I had personally remained a theist for most of my life because of a lack of education in science and philosophy in school. Without a scientific explanation for the creation of the Universe, children will certainly fill in the gaps, carrying religious myths into adulthood as if they were undisputed facts.
Many African-Americans, along with a large percentage of the country, are science illiterate.
Nearly half of Americans, at 42%, don’t believe in evolution (gallup 2014). The Big Bang, dark matter and being cousins with fish are unimaginable absurdities to a fundamentalist, and most black Christians certainly are fundamentalists (or Biblical creationists). I don’t think we can credit tradition, the civil rights movement, cultural pressures or political influences. I think it’s because of science illiteracy. Science and philosophy are not respected, virtually all of life’s vital quandaries go ‘in God’s hands’. There’s an overused expression, ‘let go, and let God’, which is perfectly counterproductive.
The Bible is a first addition science textbook in the homes of many Christians, including the majority of African-American homes. I was raised in black communities and know firsthand the impact religion has on black people’s lives. Religion isn’t merely a source for comfort or spirituality, it’s life’s instruction manual.
Most children in public schools, especially those in the inner city, don’t get a proper exposure to the kind of science that will challenge biblical creation myths. If the majority of black people in America are biblical literalists, then the majority of black teachers could be as well. What happens when teachers don’t believe in Big Bang cosmology, ‘old-Earth’ geology or Darwinian evolution? Can you expect them to objectively teach such subjects to students, subjects they may not respect, understand or may find harmful to faith? If you reject theories that are true, it’s likely you never understood them in the first place.
One of my HS biology teachers told the class that evolution means our bodies may keep getting weaker and smaller, while our brains and eyes keep getting bigger, hence the typical big-headed aliens we’ve seen in the media. I think he may have really believed this theory, but that was the extent of his evolutionary lectures, including the extent of my HS evolutionary education. Although we were taught that humans migrated out of Africa in grade school, I’m sure most of us thought the migrators were Noah’s descendants. This was before everyone had the internet. I think I may have learned more about science from movies and TV than I ever did in school.
Myth is probably the greatest oppressor to blacks in the U.S.
Many black atheists have deconverted from creationism through college or the internet, but to actually cripple the current zeitgeist, science teachers in black schools need to be objective and secular. If they are devout creationists, that’s not going to happen. An ideal atheist group supports exposing children to the science that they may not be getting at school, while of course teaching children how to think, not what to think. With 42% of Americans rejecting evolution, theist teachers have either been winning, or objective teachers have been losing.
It’s time to take the wheel from black religious ‘leaders’, they’ve had their chance, and they aren’t really helping the community. Fiction artists such as Al Sharpton are only pacifying the myth of disenfranchisement and white supremacy in America. Blind faith in fairy tales is the biggest oppressor to our nation as a whole.