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 L.Hunter on February 10, 2011 at 9:39am

Some interesting reads....

This is your brain...this is your brain on god




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
Sunday February 20, 2011 @ 5:00PM CST. From Fundamentalism to Atheism: Nate Phelps, the estranged son of Fred Phelps and brother of Shirley Phelps-Roper from the controversial Westboro Baptist Church, talks about leaving the church and what lead him to Atheism.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Doubting Thomas

Live on BBS Radio
Sundays @ 5:00PM CST

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Comment by Monica S. on February 7, 2011 at 7:43pm
I agree with John. But also, I say just look for someone who is intelligent, who shares your non-belief, and kind. Doesn't matter if he's a black guy or a an Irish refugee. If he's awesome(and easy on the eyes lol) then give him a chance. I tend to end up telling a lot of my nontheist friends this.
Oh, and not crazy. Emphasis on the not crazy.
Comment by john_poson26 on February 7, 2011 at 5:49pm

@ Navitta. Don’t give up, and as a non-christian, do you really want to hook up with someone that stupid and ignorant, as to believe the dirt-man and rib-woman story in the first place. When I was growing up back in the 1970s, I was the only person that I knew of who was both black (half-black) and was an atheist – I had met so many ignorant xtain black females, that I had become ashamed of that part of my heritage; today however, you don’t find many highly educated black’s who are still that ignorant – focus on the more educated ones.



Comment by Jessica Booker on February 7, 2011 at 5:35pm

LMAO! I feel ur pain. I'm coming to the realization that I may have to play it solo as well. That blessed and highly favored shit makes my blood boil. It's just unacceptable to me to sit through a conversation with anyone after they make one of those stupid comments. Now the one guy who I thought had it together is now turning into a Jesus freak. Ive known him for 20+ years and now suddenly hes talking about the devil and fasting and praying, etc. etc. I can understand it more when a person has been in it since childhood but I just dont understand a person getting into religion as an adult. I just want to scream because it looks hopeless trying to find a brotha who is not affected by that crap.


Comment by Donald R Barbera on February 7, 2011 at 5:00pm
Navitta--I sure enough feel you. Blessed and highly favored gets me. Blessed? By whom? Highly favored, again the same question. I know that if I run into a holy woman, it's time to get to steppin'. They are everywhere. Even in the strip club they have pre-shake yo ass prayer. It means absolutely nothing except make flies on shif. The shit keeps hoping they'll move.
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.

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