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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

JW's

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 7, 2011 at 4:07pm

I feel I am going to be alone.  I don't meet very many Black men that are not religious.  I can't stand the comments.  "Thank God for your raise"  or "Thank God for your new car, you are blessed" .  Thank God, thank God, thank God.  I cannot see having to hear that for the rest of my damn life.  Hell, just not giving yourself credit for shit.

 

Or the stupid ass cliche quotes "the devil is a liar, blessed and highly favored".  When I hear shit like that, I look at these dudes like "idiot".  I'm sorry, but for someone to believe that woman came from a rib is dumb as fuck!!!!  Or for some one to believe a man lived in a whales stomach for 3 days.  All those damn animals fit on the Ark?  Really, how does on look at someone with those type of thoughts and not think, idiot!  I think I am just gonna be single for a long long time to come.  Venting, today. 

Comment by Ralph Dumain on February 5, 2011 at 1:17am
For some reason, I can't make my duplicate comment disappear. Which is a shame, since it's bad enough to waste space on frivolity. Silly people want to make the irrational configurations of society disappear by playing word games. If you seriously engage the content of this group, you will understand the social realities and issues it addresses, and then you won't have to waste any more of our attention playing games.
Comment by Ralph Dumain on February 5, 2011 at 1:12am
None of these classifications should be taken as absolute. Latin Amerfica is even a messier case when it comes to classification. The racial category reflects something that has happened in history. I admit that I begin from the perspective primarily of the USA, and move outward from there. Ultimately, the world is interconnected, but it is not homogenous, and these categories were imposed on the world historically. Hopefully one day they will disappear, but I won't live to see that happen.
Comment by Ralph Dumain on February 5, 2011 at 1:12am
None of these classifications should be taken as absolute. Latin Amerfica is even a messier case when it comes to classification. The racial category reflects something that has happened in history. I admit that I begin from the perspective primarily of the USA, and move outward from there. Ultimately, the world is interconnected, but it is not homogenous, and these categories were imposed on the world historically. Hopefully one day they will disappear, but I won't live to see that happen.
Comment by TNT666 on February 5, 2011 at 12:48am
As far as I can read... this group's not called 'African descent freethought' but black freethought. I am caucasian, and support any minority color and/or ethnicity that don't 'look' like me. There are plenty of caucasians of African descent, but we have the entire website to us.
Comment by Carolyn on February 3, 2011 at 10:50pm
The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason by Victor J. Stenger is great.
Comment by LarryLager on February 3, 2011 at 7:35pm

Hi All,

Long time atheist, new to Atheist Nexus. I can't tell you all how great it's been to find this group. My younger brother (16) and I are the only "semi-out" atheists in the fam, and let me tell you it's fucking rough. Just this past Xmas, our mother tried to force us to say grace in front of our entire family (she's fully fucking aware that we don't believe in the insidious device for social control, suppression, and colonialism known as "religion"). There was a lot of "ummms" before we jointly parroted the same nonsense we've heard year after year. Awkward to say the least.

 

Rant over. But my younger brother would like to arm himself with more knowledge. Does anyone know of a good book or two that could help a 16 year old atheist. Dawkins is a little over his head. But he's a smart kid. One of his classmates asked him why he doesn't believe in god. He replied, "Dinosaurs," and walked away in slow motion like a straight boss.

 

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Comment by Doubting Thomas on February 2, 2011 at 2:04am
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Comment by Jean-Philippe on January 26, 2011 at 9:59am

Hello Everyone,

For those living in Alanta Metro Area

http://www.meetup.com/Black-Nonbelievers-of-Atlanta/

@Charonne: Is there any mp3 file of your talk in tWRFG ?

Regards.

Comment by Eddie E. Hicks Sr. on January 25, 2011 at 5:42pm
I tuned into your program tonight. I forgot it was only 30 minutes long. I was going to call to add my opinion of Obama which is much like yours in regards to him not pushing his agenda hard enough. I am very disappointed in him but I still support him. I worked my butt off getting people to vote for him during the campaign. Hopefully he'll get it together eventually. Take care.
 

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