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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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Prayer? Prayers do not come true!!

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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.

Peace!

John

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.
Comment by Ralph Dumain on February 5, 2011 at 1:12am
None of these classifications should be taken as absolute. Latin Amerfica is even a messier case when it comes to classification. The racial category reflects something that has happened in history. I admit that I begin from the perspective primarily of the USA, and move outward from there. Ultimately, the world is interconnected, but it is not homogenous, and these categories were imposed on the world historically. Hopefully one day they will disappear, but I won't live to see that happen.
Comment by Ralph Dumain on February 5, 2011 at 1:12am
None of these classifications should be taken as absolute. Latin Amerfica is even a messier case when it comes to classification. The racial category reflects something that has happened in history. I admit that I begin from the perspective primarily of the USA, and move outward from there. Ultimately, the world is interconnected, but it is not homogenous, and these categories were imposed on the world historically. Hopefully one day they will disappear, but I won't live to see that happen.
Comment by TNT666 on February 5, 2011 at 12:48am
As far as I can read... this group's not called 'African descent freethought' but black freethought. I am caucasian, and support any minority color and/or ethnicity that don't 'look' like me. There are plenty of caucasians of African descent, but we have the entire website to us.
Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on February 4, 2011 at 10:07pm

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

We are all of African descent with the exception of marsupials* unless you believe in extra-terrestrial ancestry like my ex-partner.

 

 

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