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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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JW's

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Economics 101 for Slaves...

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Black History Month: The Lesson We have Missed

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The Buddha was Black (and Bald)

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William R. Jones, Jr., author of 'Is God a White Racist?', dies

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Black Atheists of Atlanta

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Crystallis: From March Madness to April Anarchy

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Anyone go to the Reason Rally

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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.

 

Comment by Carolyn on February 3, 2011 at 10:50pm
The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason by Victor J. Stenger is great.
Comment by LarryLager on February 3, 2011 at 7:35pm

Hi All,

Long time atheist, new to Atheist Nexus. I can't tell you all how great it's been to find this group. My younger brother (16) and I are the only "semi-out" atheists in the fam, and let me tell you it's fucking rough. Just this past Xmas, our mother tried to force us to say grace in front of our entire family (she's fully fucking aware that we don't believe in the insidious device for social control, suppression, and colonialism known as "religion"). There was a lot of "ummms" before we jointly parroted the same nonsense we've heard year after year. Awkward to say the least.

 

Rant over. But my younger brother would like to arm himself with more knowledge. Does anyone know of a good book or two that could help a 16 year old atheist. Dawkins is a little over his head. But he's a smart kid. One of his classmates asked him why he doesn't believe in god. He replied, "Dinosaurs," and walked away in slow motion like a straight boss.

 

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Comment by Doubting Thomas on February 2, 2011 at 2:04am
The Skeptic Hour
Atheism on BBS Radio


The Skeptic Hour is a radio show dedicated to helping people begin to think critically about everything, and ask tough questions. From birth we are filled with the ideas of our households and surrounding communities. Most of us never make it to the point questioning, because we are taught not to; but a few of us at some point in our lives have either a crisis of faith or something dramatic that happens in our lives that shakes the very foundation our unquestionable ideas rest on, and we suddenly start to see cracks and gaps in our way of thinking. We look through those cracks and begin to see things that were once hidden. Fear causes us to deny what we are learning, but as we continue to peak through the cracks, the fear slowly leaves, and before we know it, we've become freethinkers.

We hope you enjoy the show!

Starring:
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First show premiers February 27, 2011
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Comment by Jean-Philippe on January 26, 2011 at 9:59am

Hello Everyone,

For those living in Alanta Metro Area

http://www.meetup.com/Black-Nonbelievers-of-Atlanta/

@Charonne: Is there any mp3 file of your talk in tWRFG ?

Regards.

Comment by Eddie E. Hicks Sr. on January 25, 2011 at 5:42pm
I tuned into your program tonight. I forgot it was only 30 minutes long. I was going to call to add my opinion of Obama which is much like yours in regards to him not pushing his agenda hard enough. I am very disappointed in him but I still support him. I worked my butt off getting people to vote for him during the campaign. Hopefully he'll get it together eventually. Take care.
Comment by Charone Pagett on January 24, 2011 at 8:07pm

Hey peeps :-D

I will be on the air tomorrow Tuesday 6PM.  I haven't really put a show together yet.  We do stream at our sight.  If you want to call 404 523-8989.  I may ask some general questions and take some calls.  30 min really Isn't much time to take calls but we'll see. 

 

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