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


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 RealType on May 26, 2009 at 6:35pm
I am not angry though just disappointed. In order not to be hypocrites we can only use intellect to fight. I dont think the slaves would have been freed if they were not completely religiousize or else a holy war would have occured against christianity. In modern times our best weapon is attention like I indicated in a discussion I posted. Somehow we got to get the message out. A rebel has to enter the main stream media spotlight. I cant see why any hasnt popped up. Not one sports star, actor, anchor or singer. It goes to show blacks have to find other means to obtain fame. As traditional mediums require conformism.
Comment by Jwriter on May 25, 2009 at 1:21pm
The sad thing is most Blacks don't realize that, it has been the CHURCH that has oppressed them more, and even today it is the case.. In terms of govt oppression there is much we can do to combat that but this church for some reason preaches to turn the other cheek... That has got to stop, rebel, become angry, ACT!
Comment by Terry on May 24, 2009 at 2:39am
Great point my brother in Reason, Logic and Rational thought. Peace and may God B Less!
Comment by Scream on May 23, 2009 at 11:04am
Amen (LOL)
Comment by Jwriter on May 22, 2009 at 1:57pm
Christians are amongst the biggest hypocrites of all time.. All it takes, is for a African American to look at his status in the world to realize that this notion of a God is surely nothing more than a JOKE!
Comment by RealType on May 22, 2009 at 3:19am
Gradually I am becoming more faithfull to this type of movement. I realize that because the black race was the last to be christianized we are way behind in collective critical thinking. I think people like us are laying the foundation for a massive network in the future. Believe me one day the church will be force to confess to slavery.
Comment by Scream on May 20, 2009 at 9:27am
Good thoughts onthe critical thinking Blind Dog -- and I totally agreed that it needs to be taught at the grade school level. What's your instrument? I'm a bassist/guitarist ;)
Comment by Ralph Dumain on May 20, 2009 at 7:46am
When I was in high school some decades ago, instruction of critical thinking was limited to analyzing the appeal of TV commercials, Such instruction, however, was imparted far more successfully by Mad Magazine. Even during a time of social upheaval, when liberalism was the dominant mode, critical thinking was inculcated on a very limited basis. Education exists primarily on the basis of social control, not so much for responsible participatory democracy, and not at all for radical change.
Comment by Donald R Barbera on May 20, 2009 at 7:35am
critcal thinking receives too much "criticism" to ever take a foothold in this country where it is needed so badly. I believe it should be taught in grade school and at least until high school graduation.
Comment by Dave Myers on May 20, 2009 at 7:22am
Very unfortunately , the instruction of critical thinking , is not a part of US adolescent pedagogy .

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