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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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New book about prominent black intellectuals

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Comment by Mary O'Grady on February 18, 2011 at 8:56am

The cruellest people in my family, especially when it comes to saying horrible things about people behind their backs, are the most pious ones. Noticing the hurt that they caused when I was a small child really helped me start moving away from religion.

@oracle: Your sig is my e-mail sig. I love that.

Comment by oracle on February 18, 2011 at 8:47am
I've met Christians just like the ones you've described whose faux empathy rears it's head on their day of worship only to vanish for the duration of the week. Murder is terrible but one committed by a sibling somehow seems far worst. Often times I'm puzzled by the accusatory behavior/persecution brought on by those who supposedly subscribe to a religious doctrine of "forgiving and showing mercy"(depending on New or Old testament). The hypocrisy is appalling because they claim to have superior morals than those of non-believers yet are increasingly responsible for the ills of our society.

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
-- Mahatma Gandhi
Comment by Navitta Nelson on February 18, 2011 at 8:34am
Yes, they use the scriptures, when convenient! 
Comment by L.Hunter on February 18, 2011 at 8:31am
@ Navitta. Absolutey. What I find is interesting is the argument as to why they ares so judgmental. Are these people drawn to Christianity because they are judgmental or are they judgmental because of their Christian indoctrination? Your scriptures were on point and its even more interesting that ppl ignore them when it is convenient. Christianity is very immoral.
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

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=110997741

 

Scientology

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/08/133561256/the-church-of-scientology-f...

 

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
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