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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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 Navitta Nelson on February 18, 2011 at 7:43am

Here in my city a 15 year old boy was shot at a local mall.  Police had no suspects but 2 days later arrested his 16 yr old brother.  Well, the young man died, yesterday.  So, they are now going to charge the 16 yr old brother with murder. 


I posted on my facebook, that I felt sorry for all involved in this situation. 


Well, good ol' Christian folks, came out pissed  Saying, f that dumb azz kid.  He should be thrown under the jail, they should throw away the key, etc.  His parents should be arrested, etc.  Not to say some of those things may be true, but the had no compassion, whatsoever!!! 


I posted this on them "You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate."  Luke 6:36 (NLT).


They completely ignored that!  I say this to ask:  Have you found that many times Christian people can be the most judgemental and non compassionate folks!!!!!!!  More so, than a non believer!!!!!?????

Comment by Navitta Nelson on February 11, 2011 at 9:09am
Hey, everyone.  Have a great weekend! 
Comment by L.Hunter on February 10, 2011 at 9:39am

Some interesting reads....

This is your brain...this is your brain on god




Comment by Navitta Nelson on February 8, 2011 at 12:23pm

I feel y'all.  Wow, Jessica, he's getting all crispy (my term for Christians) as an adult.  wtf!


I had a brother recently ask me "u don't have faith".  I was like "nope".  Then he says "u don't believe we are divinely designed by God?  God designed me perfectly."  I say "ask the retard if he is perfectly designed.  Ask the deaf, dumb and blind.  Ask the child born with birth defects or cancer..."  Like what kind of God do u have that would design u perfectly, but fuck up other folks for no apparent reason.  make u blessed and highly favored but let small children get molested.  He just looked at me and glared!  Like I was satan, himself.  lol. 


And mind you, this person is not a Christian, professes to not do religion but he still believes in God.  A super power in the sky God.

Comment by Ralph Dumain on February 8, 2011 at 4:33am
Welcome, all new members. I see I have missed a lot just in the past few days. Been busy with Black History Month, though.
Comment by Doubting Thomas on February 7, 2011 at 8:15pm
Sunday February 20, 2011 @ 5:00PM CST. From Fundamentalism to Atheism: Nate Phelps, the estranged son of Fred Phelps and brother of Shirley Phelps-Roper from the controversial Westboro Baptist Church, talks about leaving the church and what lead him to Atheism.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Doubting Thomas

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Sundays @ 5:00PM CST

Listen live from our website:

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Comment by Monica S. on February 7, 2011 at 7:43pm
I agree with John. But also, I say just look for someone who is intelligent, who shares your non-belief, and kind. Doesn't matter if he's a black guy or a an Irish refugee. If he's awesome(and easy on the eyes lol) then give him a chance. I tend to end up telling a lot of my nontheist friends this.
Oh, and not crazy. Emphasis on the not crazy.
Comment by john_poson26 on February 7, 2011 at 5:49pm

@ Navitta. Don’t give up, and as a non-christian, do you really want to hook up with someone that stupid and ignorant, as to believe the dirt-man and rib-woman story in the first place. When I was growing up back in the 1970s, I was the only person that I knew of who was both black (half-black) and was an atheist – I had met so many ignorant xtain black females, that I had become ashamed of that part of my heritage; today however, you don’t find many highly educated black’s who are still that ignorant – focus on the more educated ones.



Comment by Jessica Booker on February 7, 2011 at 5:35pm

LMAO! I feel ur pain. I'm coming to the realization that I may have to play it solo as well. That blessed and highly favored shit makes my blood boil. It's just unacceptable to me to sit through a conversation with anyone after they make one of those stupid comments. Now the one guy who I thought had it together is now turning into a Jesus freak. Ive known him for 20+ years and now suddenly hes talking about the devil and fasting and praying, etc. etc. I can understand it more when a person has been in it since childhood but I just dont understand a person getting into religion as an adult. I just want to scream because it looks hopeless trying to find a brotha who is not affected by that crap.


Comment by Donald R Barbera on February 7, 2011 at 5:00pm
Navitta--I sure enough feel you. Blessed and highly favored gets me. Blessed? By whom? Highly favored, again the same question. I know that if I run into a holy woman, it's time to get to steppin'. They are everywhere. Even in the strip club they have pre-shake yo ass prayer. It means absolutely nothing except make flies on shif. The shit keeps hoping they'll move.

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