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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.

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Comment by Ralph Dumain on March 18, 2009 at 6:58am
Perhaps we could continue this discussion by initiating a new topic in the discussion section. It is distressing to realize that not only one's own environment--in my case the USA--is irrational, but that it's just as bad everywhere.
Comment by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on March 18, 2009 at 6:48am
"I call it a Genocide of intellectual thought, an emergency situation," Philip Copeman, I do agree with you. It is very sad.
Comment by Philip Copeman on March 18, 2009 at 4:26am
Also, I am the only one in my family who take that stance, and maybe the only Grenadian, I haven’t known of anyone else.

Well "Freethinker" agrees with me. Black atheists are a rarity world wide. I am harsher - I call it a Genocide of intellectual thought, an emergency situation.
Comment by redsnakehead on March 17, 2009 at 2:22pm
"Surprised", seems to be the sentiment of most of us when we find each other. I can't wait for a day when it's surprising to find people who still believe in fairy tales.
Comment by 113 on March 17, 2009 at 1:45pm
Hello everyone, I'm surprised by the number of black atheists in this group alone. I thought I was one of only a few out there. This is very heartening.
Comment by redsnakehead on March 17, 2009 at 2:59am
Oh yeah Phil you'll get some blow back. At least you know someone out there is looking to save your soul from eternal damnation and hellfire. LOL. Seriously though, I don't envy your position, my family has long accepted that I "can't be saved", or that I am just nutty for thinking that there "is no damn god". I tried my best with reason but it had little effect. Good luck friend!
Comment by Phil Jones on March 16, 2009 at 10:36pm
just got more religious email from my cousins. I had to reply with reason. Sure thers going to be some blowback.
Comment by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on March 16, 2009 at 9:22am
First, I must say that I am happy to be among you all. Little Urban Achiever, I certainly knows how it feel. I lived in a country that is 90% Christian, and the remaining 10% are mostly Rastafarians (who are really part Christians, + part Jews, or whatever), one or two voodoo, some east Indians who hold on to their traditional culture, I only knew of one crazy guy who called himself a Muslim. I have never seen any other religious book besides a Bible, until I came to the US about 7 years ago. So, you can surmise how I was accepted and treated in the community when it became known that I became an atheist, and trust me, gossips don’t take long to span an entire country that is only 133 square miles. I had it rough, and still do, just because I decided to think for myself. Also, I am the only one in my family who take that stance, and maybe the only Grenadian, I haven’t known of anyone else. In fact, I must say thanks to Nuwaubu and Dr. Malachi York El, the afro-centric group, it was joining that group, reading their literatures, coupled with the Infidel Guy Show that propel me into becoming a freethinker and an atheist. Indeed, I am truly glad to be among you freethinkers.
Comment by Khemisi on March 15, 2009 at 7:45pm
I have this wonderful vision. I call it a fantasy. I hope that one day it will become reality. My fantasy is that one fine day at least 80% of Black folk will outright reject all the slavemasters' religions, walk out of the churches and mosques and other mind traps for once and for all and start thinking rationally and teach their children to do the same. What a wonderful it would be. Hopefully that Bible-belt is worn out!!!
Comment by Little Urban Achiever on March 15, 2009 at 7:35pm
I must agree with the last few comments wholeheartedly. I live in the South (the bible-belt, more precisely) and I honestly don't even KNOW anybody, my own family included, who is a freethinker. It's actually extremely frustrating and saddening.

That being said, it's really a breath of fresh air to see not one, not two, but an actual GROUP of black people who aren't blinded by superstitious nonsense.

!Viva La BlackFreeThought! :-)
 

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