Black Nonbelievers: An Interview with Adebowale Ojowuro
An interview with Adebowale Ojowuro: Author of Echoes of Common Sense
by Mandisa Lateefah Thomas, President of Black Nonbelievers
First posted on Black Nonbelievers.Org November 10, 2011
Adebowale Ojowuro, a native of Nigeria, is the author of The Crisis of Religion and Echoes of Common Sense. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with him about his literary work, as well as the important role he plays in the freethought movement through his writing and activism. Enjoy!!!
What is the motive behind the title of your latest book—Echoes of Common Sense—and what special stories have you shared with readers in the new book?
Let’s admit it, common sense is undoubtedly the major casualty in religious aspects of human life. Despite being at liberty to exercise the aptness of reason, the fundamental theology that binds humanity to religious beliefs continues fallible. It’s mind boggling to conceive how recurrent ignorance from past ages still largely compels complacent imbecility upon modern humans. This, openly, has become a disturbing question for ethics in several communities of rational minds. It is upon this alarming spectacle of irresponsible ignorance—that I yet again decide to echo another voice of reason, from a bleeding heart that’s been harrowed by the foulness of religion, to kindle the common sense of the people to the decency of holding the right belief. Read More…