The Riverside Atheists and Free Thinkers will be screening the new documentary from Jeremiah Camara called "Contradiction." There will be a Q & A with the director, after the screening.
"There is a peculiar consistency that one cannot help but notice when riding through predominately African-American neighborhoods in most major cities in the United States. Black communities are typically saturated with churches. More often than not, the abundance of churches co-exists in the midst of impoverishment, despondency and deprivation on countless levels. The question, then, becomes, if the presence of God allegedly dwells within these “holy” facilities, why are the surrounding areas laden with so many societal issues? If God answers all things (according to the Bible) and if praise, worship, belief and love for God are prerequisites to prosperity, then why are Blacks, as a collective, in such a non-prosperous position? Can there possibly be a connection between high-praise and low-productivity? This analysis is the crux of the film."
Jeremiah Camara is an author, international speaker, activist, mini-movie, and documentary film maker. Author of the books, "Holy Lockdown: Does the Church Limit Black Progress," and "The New Doubting Thomas: The Bible, Black Folks & Blind Belief." He is also the creator of the acclaimed video series, "Slave Sermons".
NOTE: There will be signage up at the location to help in locating the viewing area.
9556 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92503
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