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This is a group for ALL interested in the subject of black atheism, freethought, & humanism. "Black" pertains to all people of African descent.

Members: 509
Latest Activity: Apr 11

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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

Slave Sermons

Started by Anubis Feb 24. 0 Replies

New book about prominent black intellectuals

Started by Michael Lackey. Last reply by Michael Lackey Dec 27, 2014. 7 Replies

Economics 101 for Slaves...

Started by Christina Marlowe. Last reply by Clarence Dember Nov 26, 2014. 5 Replies

JW's

Started by Joel. Last reply by Deconverted Afro-Queen Nov 21, 2014. 12 Replies

Prayer? Prayers do not come true!!

Started by Navitta Nelson. Last reply by Deconverted Afro-Queen Nov 21, 2014. 13 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

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Comment by Navitta Nelson on February 18, 2011 at 10:37am

Yeah, Ralph, I thought about that after the fact.  Apologies!

 

Yes, I have done a few gatherings during this Black History Month.   Can't wait til u give us an update on what you have been doing.

Comment by Ralph Dumain on February 18, 2011 at 10:12am
This discussion on being judgmental would fit more easily into a discussion thread (see discussion forum). I may chime in at some point. On another note, Black History Month has kept me busy, and I will report at greater length when time permits.
Comment by Mary O'Grady on February 18, 2011 at 9:00am
@Christopher Baughman: How true! And this great Christian nation of ours is alone in locking up teenagers and even children for life without parole. Legal observers in less-Christian places all over the world are horrified at us. Our young people are not disposable, but you'd never know that from our justice system.
Comment by Christopher Baughman on February 18, 2011 at 8:57am
Not to mention our justice system is founded on the principle of innocent till proven guilty.  They should either support him and his family during this tragedy, or reserve their judgement till the evidence is released to the public.
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! 
 

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