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Spiritual Life

Religion professor backs atheistic view

Anthony B. Pinn, once an African Methodist Episcopal minister, says he could not reconcile the concept of a loving God with the reality of the world faced by African-Americans. Anthony B. Pinn, once an African Methodist Episcopal minister, says he could not reconcile the concept of a loving God with the reality of the world faced by African-Americans. (JUSTINE HUNT/GLOBE STAFF)
By Rich Barlow
December 16, 2006

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Where would African-Americans be without black churches? Many chained by slavery were sustained by belief in a better world awaiting God's people. A century later, gentle armies of the churched, led by a Christian minister named Martin Luther King Jr., forced the national conscience to confront the gap between its ideals and the reality of segregation. (Full article: 755 words)

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