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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

Prayer? Prayers do not come true!!

Started by Navitta Nelson. Last reply by Michael Penn Jul 4. 12 Replies

New book about prominent black intellectuals

Started by Michael Lackey. Last reply by Regina Goodwin Dec 25, 2013. 4 Replies

JW's

Started by Joel. Last reply by Debra Stevenson Apr 14, 2013. 10 Replies

Economics 101 for Slaves...

Started by Christina Marlowe. Last reply by Christina Marlowe Mar 18, 2013. 3 Replies

Black History Month: The Lesson We have Missed

Started by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER. Last reply by Sabrinabee Mar 7, 2013. 1 Reply

The Buddha was Black (and Bald)

Started by Eisel Mazard. Last reply by Donald T Sep 27, 2012. 1 Reply

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

Started by Ralph Dumain. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Aug 6, 2012. 1 Reply

Black Atheists of Atlanta

Started by LarryLager. Last reply by Alexander S. May 28, 2012. 23 Replies

Crystallis: From March Madness to April Anarchy

Started by Evil For All Time Apr 29, 2012. 0 Replies

Anyone go to the Reason Rally

Started by Eddie E. Hicks Sr.. Last reply by Tiffany Apr 5, 2012. 7 Replies

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Comment by Gean Taylor on February 15, 2014 at 6:23pm

I had an interesting experience a month or two ago.  Coming from Daytona on my motorcycle, I decided to stop and get gas in Macon and noticed a Sam's Club off the exit.  I thought it best to go in a pay my on my Discover card and walked up and told the sister that I was there to pay my dues.  She looked and me and said, "Have you paid your tithes yet?"  That's what it's like living in the Bible Belt.  I pulled her over to the side and whispered a few words of wisdom in her ear.  I told her that I was an Atheist and it might not be a good idea for her to ask people that at her job especially if she doesn't know them.

Comment by Eddie E. Hicks Sr. on February 14, 2014 at 8:57pm

Back in December I went to the funeral of a friend's 16 year old daughter. There was a very large attendance including many high school kids that were given the day off to attend. There were at least 4 preachers who gave sermons. The funeral was 3 hours of proselytizing. At one point a preacher had everyone stand up, raise their right hand, repeat this long sinners prayer and vowed to accept Jesus as their savior. Of course I refused to stand along with just a handful of others. They all kept saying how great the girl was and how great God and Jesus is but all I could think the whole time is why they praise a God that would let a great young girl suffer so long with cancer? Why did she have to have a leg amputated and live with so much pain? They kept saying God only gives suffering to the strongest. Really? A 16 year old girl is the strongest? They kept referring to her as the Princess Warrior. They even had a huge blanket with her picture that said Princess Warrior. Several times I wanted to run out of there but I kept reminding myself that I was there to support my old friend. I hate it when they turn a funeral into a way too long church service.

Comment by thomas smith on February 14, 2014 at 3:11pm

dont feel too irritated, lots of folks dont know any better and have not given it any informed thinking (polite way of saying lots of folks dont know shit, and what they do know is wrong!!!)

Comment by Marie Cobbs on February 14, 2014 at 2:27pm

Over the last two years I have lost a number of close relatives but it is hard for me to deal with theists telling me that they are in a better place when I am at the funeral or memorial. 

Comment by Regina Goodwin on December 25, 2013 at 7:40pm

I just came across a book by Kersey Graves titled Biography of Satan. Has anyone read it?

Regina

Comment by Luara on August 26, 2013 at 7:31am

We still continue giving credence to the false notion that we are inferior to our white counter paths, because we black people are of the devil's spawn and white people are the chosen children of God.

I've never met anyone who literally stated such a thing.

But if you translate "chosen children of God" into "came out better historically" this would be true in the sense that we tend to look down on the victims and the oppressed.  Morality is aligned with power and money to some extent, and this is probably a basic part of human nature.

Comment by Ralph Dumain on August 25, 2013 at 4:42pm

Greetings. I've been away preoccupied with other things the past couple months. I was at the March yesterday but arrived so late there's nothing I can say about it except that I got to shake hands with Martin Luther King III. Judging by the speakers and organizers, it was too tied to the Democratic Party, in a very different way than the civil rights leaders of 50 years ago  had a movement behind them to force eventually the Democratic Party to do what had to be done,which turned out to be under LBJ rather than JFK. It would be much easier to discuss all the topics introduced here in the Discussion Forum, where each topic introduced gets its own continuous thread.

Comment by Gerard R.Johnson on August 25, 2013 at 3:41pm

@ De Mush Doctor: I could not agree with more the late writer, William R. Jones, wrote a book titled is "God a White Racist?" In it he took the black clergy to task including so-called black liberation theology for promoting the concept of divine suffering as a way to redemption and freedom, a totally repellent doctrine  that must be rejected if we are to free our minds.

Comment by De Mush Doctor on August 25, 2013 at 11:03am

Yes, these black negro preacher hustlers are so much responsible for the continuous brainwashing of the black youth of the day, by forcing them down to their knees to worship, glorify, exalt and give praises to their white slave master jesus christ.

   Reason why black people can't move froward and progress into the twenty first century. We need to shed the psychological chains that still hold us captive in our minds.Emancipate ourselves from the stranglehold of white supremacy.

  We still continue giving credence to the false notion that we are inferior to our white counter paths, because we black people are of the devil's spawn and white people are the chosen children of God.

    Such ignorant goat herder's doctrines need to be eradicated from our children's minds before we are able to go forward in any capacity as black people..It's a horrible way to raise your children.    

Comment by Gerard R.Johnson on August 25, 2013 at 9:33am

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington seemed to me largely a quasi-religious revival taken over by black clerics who ignored the secular beginnings of the protest created by A. Phillip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Did any one else sense that? That movement was driven by nonreligious activist,students,communist, socialist and progressive trade unionist and liberal adherents in the God/Jesus cult.. The black church is for the most part culturally conservative and slow to embrace change i.e., evolution, science, and gender and same-sex equality.  

 

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