As much as I hate how many Black youth are having their minds destroyed by the Religious Indoctrination, I wouldn’t go to a youth pastor in a Christian Church & object to what they are doing. I think that’s the only place Christians should be allowed to freely express, share, and promote their delusions without being challenged.
I only challenge Religious people when they bring their delusions into secular or open spaces; but I respect them within their define areas. If I’m in a Church, which I’m always in trying to organize and empower Black people (you gotta go where the people are), I am respectful, when I’m in a Masque or Synagogue, same protocol.
I’m not just for separation of Church & State, I’m for Separation of Church & Struggle. I don’t seek to impose on believers, I welcome believers to work with me and I’ll work with them on common goals and interest, but they better heed Malcolm X when we doing the common work and; “keep their religion in the closet.” If they wanna expose their religion, then I will expose their religion too.
It’s rather simple.
I also follow the rules for myself. I don’t got to a financial, ecological, cultural, political, formal meeting screaming about Atheism, or Rationality; I focus on the issue and task at hand. I bring what’s relevant, take what’s relevant, and I get to work. If people can’t engage in secular, or non-Religions work, then they need to join a cult to work with, that’s all.
I’m not a youth, so I couldn’t replace a Youth Pastor, but I could replace an old ass Porkchop Preacher, and do a better job leading his flock, I think.
Yes; every journey into and through conciseness is both personal and communal, and everyone advances at their own pace. I was very slow to both learn and shed my own indoctrination, so I don’t really come down on people who are slow or stagnant on that path……, I swear I don’t.
I do come down on people when they seek to slow others, to obstruct others on their own path, mainly by teaching or advocating for Bullshit!
I don’t condemn people for not knowing shit, but I condemn them for spreading ignorance.
I was very much a Liberal Integrationist, Black Puritan, and even Toxic Black Nationalist on my path/evolution of Black Consciousness, and I appreciate the many teachers I had who called me on my bullshit, so I do the same for others.
I hope I answered you questions somewhere in all of that. LOL!