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  • Alix Jules

    Alix Jules

    "I look forward to the end of spiritual feudalism, when children are no longer subjected to the dehumanization of slave sermons.”

  • Jamila Bey

    Jamila Bey

    “As a minority within a deeply closeted minority, we have to work to gain visibility and influence, not apologize for our stance.”

  • Donald Wright

    Donald Wright

    “Religion is a system used to devise answers to unanswerable questions and to control the thoughts and actions of others.”

  • Daisy Cheng-Milano

    Daisy Cheng-Milano

    “We are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically.”

  • Alfonso Flores V

    Alfonso Flores V

    “Religious history repeatedly shows merciless violence, enslavement and horror as one sect attempts to conquer the other.”

  • Ayanna Watson

    Ayanna Watson

    “Religion is dangerous because it influences behavior using false beliefs, which is more likely to result in undesirable outcomes.”

  • Zachary Moore

    Zachary Moore

    “I’m still passionate about seeking Truth, although now I realize that it can be found in all fields of human endeavor.”

  • Samya

    Samya

    “I was a devout Muslim for most of my life. When I got older, I realized that the religion of Islam is misogynistic and unjust.”

  • Hemant Mehta

    Hemant Mehta

    “I worry that people will stop using their common sense because their holy book says otherwise.”

  • J.T. Eberhard

    J.T. Eberhard

    “Religion tells us that it is acceptable to hold indefensible, outlandish ideas, and to be proud of that fact, or be punished.”

The DFWCoR Diversity Council

Despite the rise in popularity of the so-called “New Atheist” movement at the beginning of the 21st century, opinions from those in the minority atheist community have been conspicuously absent.

To meet the needs of the religiously unaffiliated in this growing minority and promote freethought and humanism across all backgrounds and cultures – the Dallas/Fort Worth Coalition of Reason has created a Diversity Council.

Alix Jules

After years of trying to validate my faith as a believer, I came to understand that my former master’s master has never been interested in my people’s freedom.

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Ayanna Watson

Religion is dangerous... it directly influences behavior. Behaviors based on false beliefs are more likely to result in undesirable outcomes.

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Donald Wright

Religion is a system by which humans devise answers to unanswerable questions and use that system to control and manipulate other humans.

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Zachary Moore

Nothing was a bigger surprise to me than realizing that I no longer believed the Bible to be the word of God.


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Hemant Mehta

I worry that people will stop using their common sense because their holy book says otherwise.


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Jamila Bey

As a minority within a deeply closeted minority, we're going to have to work to gain visibility and influence. Those of us who are "out" mustn't apologize for our stance.”

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Daisy Cheng-Milano

If one believes in something just because someone else "said so," with no verifiable evidence, we make ourselves vulnerable to manipulation.

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Alfonso Flores V

I disagree with the powerlessness encouraged by religions and also with the notion that people must bow in servile confusion to an unseen master.

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Samya

I was a devout Muslim for most of my life. I prayed five times a day, wore the scarf, and obeyed my parents as dictated by the Qur’an.

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J.T. Eberhard

Religion tells us that it is acceptable to hold indefensible, outlandish ideas, and to be proud of that fact, or be punished. 

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