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.

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Latest Activity: Apr 6


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.

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Comment by Philip Copeman on April 6, 2009 at 4:39am
Brother Richard

Thanks for efforts in putting together this web site - I am sure that this selfless action will be well rewarded in the afterlife, and hopefully before that. I have been looking for some time for an atheist organisation that will organise, this looks like a good one.

I am still new here, so I understand that I still need to earn my stripes, but at the risk of impertinence, can I make these suggestions:

1) Collapse your personal blog into the main editorial leaders for Atheist Nexus. You are entitled to your own opinion and it is a simple fact of organisational life - an organisation takes on the character of its CEO. (Harvard MBA, Business Policy 101). Rank and file memebers of organisations, generally to do not have well formed opinions. Even for atheists, you have to create it for them!

2) Let us introduce a non refundable annual memebership fee. No matter how small it is the oil that frees any organisation to move.You only know if a person is truly a member if they "put cash into the collection box"

3) Draw up a simple constitution. No need for elective structures. Appoint yourself as life president (A very African move). Organising atheists is "like hearding cats." My experience with organisations is that too much worry about control takes away from the business at hand. A simple structure with guaranteed tenure for the leaders, who are subject to a well defined constituional mandate, is sufficient to generate support.

I will post this to the sub group "Black Free Thought"
Comment by Ralph Dumain on April 6, 2009 at 3:37am
This exchange should be converted into a discussion topic to make it more management. I will add, though, that Philip is not conversant with the American situation to understand RealType's situation. Very religious black women in the USA have been known to be intolerant of atheists, mojo notwithstanding. I have been more fortunate than RealType, which may be a function of living in big cities, I can't be sure. But there is a generational shift in progress and numerous black atheist women have surfaced, thanks to the Internet & activities organized via the Internet.
Comment by Philip Copeman on April 6, 2009 at 3:32am
I think you are making it unneccessarily difficult. If you've got the mojo, then race or religion is irrelevant to women. So rather than looking for God you should be looking for mojo. I have lived with Black women, Christian and Moslem. I am an evangelical athiest and White to boot. Although I must say none of their fathers ever liked me!

Today I live with happily with a white fundementalist and there is a way. Love and family triumphs over philosophy.
Comment by RealType on April 3, 2009 at 9:41am
I find its hards for a black man to find a black companion beause most black woman just dont want an atheist boyfriend. even though their is nothing wrong with dating other races but what if i want to raie black atheist babies. I have never met a black female atheist in real life.
Comment by Leslie on April 3, 2009 at 5:24am
Being a black female atheist isn't so bad. I mean, it's not something I discuss openly because I find so many theist to be closed minded. But part of my personal belief system is that there's no one right way to live, so I live and let live. I used to debate theist all the time when I first became an atheist, but I no longer need anyone to beleive what I believe for me to well, believe it! lol I'm glad not to be clouded by religion though. I'm at peace.
Comment by RealType on April 2, 2009 at 9:06pm
i wish we had more chats about the topic with him
Comment by RealType on April 2, 2009 at 9:03pm
thats eactly like my parents my dad hate churh but still believes in god.
Comment by Ida on April 2, 2009 at 8:50pm
Well I'm fairly new to atheism, so not many of my friends know. Only my agnostic friend knows. My mother thinks I'm going through a phase with this atheism thing. I'm not too sure of my dad's beliefs. He is scary to talk to, but he doesn't like religion, although he does go to church to see his family. I guess, he is an agnostic theist. How's yours?
Comment by RealType on April 2, 2009 at 8:47pm
hows life as a black female atheist
Comment by RealType on April 2, 2009 at 8:46pm
i know you have something in your free mind to say

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