Black Freethought

This is a group for ALL interested in the subject of black atheism, freethought, & humanism. "Black" pertains to all people of African descent.

Members: 508
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2018


The photo displayed is of Harlem soapbox orator, agitator, popular educator, & atheist Hubert Henry Harrison.

Documentation of black atheism, freethought, & humanism on the web can be found in my atheist web guide.

See also my working bibliography.

I also have a general interest blog, Reason & Society.

Some of you may also be interested in some of my other projects, e.g. The Autodidact Project, my Studies in a Dying Culture (blog), and my Emergence blog. You can also listen to my podcasts: my Internet radio show is called "Studies in a Dying Culture," hosted by Think Twice Radio.

Discussion Forum

God Doesn't Make Mistakes (WARNING: Contains horrific photo)

Started by Donald R Barbera. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Oct 18, 2015. 10 Replies

William R. Jones, Jr., author of 'Is God a White Racist?', dies

Started by Ralph Dumain. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Mar 30, 2015. 1 Reply

Slave Sermons

Started by Anubis Feb 24, 2015. 0 Replies

Day of Solidarity for Black Non Believers

Started by Regina Goodwin Feb 16, 2015. 0 Replies

New book about prominent black intellectuals

Started by Michael Lackey. Last reply by Michael Lackey Dec 27, 2014. 7 Replies

Economics 101 for Slaves...

Started by Christina Marlowe. Last reply by Clarence Dember Nov 26, 2014. 5 Replies


Started by Joel. Last reply by Deconverted Afro-Queen Nov 21, 2014. 12 Replies

Prayer? Prayers do not come true!!

Started by Navitta Nelson. Last reply by Deconverted Afro-Queen Nov 21, 2014. 13 Replies

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Comment by BigTwinOne on July 10, 2009 at 6:24pm
Just looking around and trying to figure out how this will work out for me and my needs.
Comment by Dave Myers on June 23, 2009 at 6:45pm
I like it ... (smile )
Comment by Phil Jones on June 23, 2009 at 4:24pm
I think there is going to be an black atheist/freethinker get together in ATL this summer. This would be a good topic for discussion. Check out the Infidel Guy's facebook page for details. I think dating options will only get bette with time.
Comment by Gwen on June 23, 2009 at 2:26pm
I've tried that for a year :-/
No luck, I have posted that I am NOT RELIGIOUS which is the closest the site will allow you to get to atheist, I still get 99% christians and a few muslims answering my posts. I also post that I do not believe in woo (astology, homeopathy etc), and I still get people who post their astrology sign. Obviously their filter is not that great. (I'm in the Bay Area and you would think there would be more atheist, especially in my field)
Comment by D. Eric Harmon on June 23, 2009 at 9:54am
Gwen, you need to outsource like I did...could not find a black woman in my area either who was not down with the Lord...went on an online dating service and found my match in California...
Comment by Gwen on June 23, 2009 at 2:08am
hello....another black atheist woman here!! I have a very difficult time finding an atheist man in my age group (50+), I can see them freeze when they ask me my 'religious' affiliation, the same way I groan when I find out they are rabid church attending baptists! I have just about given up.
Comment by Dani on June 22, 2009 at 12:11pm
::Raises hand:: Black Female Atheist here :D
unfortunately I am the only one I know of within my circle of family & friends...on the other hand, there's this site and group that serves as a reminder that Im not alone!
...just wanted to show my appreciation.
Comment by Ralph Dumain on June 22, 2009 at 5:56am
Kole, you bring up excellent questions. As long as we are discussing this at length, why not start a discussion in the discussion forum so we can elaborate on it at length?
Comment by Ralph Dumain on June 22, 2009 at 5:54am
She is probably correct with respect to the past. But since black women are far more exposed to advanced education and have opportunities to advance as professionals, a trend going on for, say, one generation, the statistics on black female atheists or nonbelievers ought to change. As we see on the Internet, there are changes. Of course, patterns of socialization don't always change as fast as socioeconomic status. A decisive factor is the degree of brainwashing and social conformity applied to young children, and the variety of people they get exposed to.
Comment by Ida on June 22, 2009 at 5:47am
This is a video about why many black women are less likely to be atheist. I pretty much agree with it.

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