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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Economics 101 for Slaves...

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Prayer? Prayers do not come true!!

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New book about prominent black intellectuals

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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

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Anyone go to the Reason Rally

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Comment by Charone Pagett on January 22, 2011 at 6:07pm

Hey folks :-)

I want to take some time out from playing games on my IPod to say hello and do a bit of an introduction,  My name is Charone. I live in the south, where I'm a producer and host of a radio program on a community radio station WRFG.  The program Lambda Radio Report is a progressive news program where one of the topics we cover on a regular bases is Atheism.  Whats great and surprising about talking atheism on the airways is that I have not received any hate mail or negative calls.  Most of the calls have been very positive.  A high percentage of  calls are from folks who have no other medium to talk about these issues. 

I am also a queer community organizer and perhaps another surprise is that black queers in the south are, for the most part, VERY VERY religious.  Trippy, I know. My goal for 2011 is to work towards organizing a group of non-believers queer and/or of color.  Well just a quickie to say hello and that I have enjoy reading the posts in the group


Peace & Reason.

Comment by Doubting Thomas on January 19, 2011 at 5:35pm
Hello non-believers!
Comment by Carolyn on January 19, 2011 at 10:04am

Thanks for posting this L.Hunter. I found the governor's remarks to be quite disturbing, especially during these current times when religious radicals view suicidal bombings as "martyrdom". These remarks are also extremely arrogant as they suggest that accepting "Jesus Christ" is the most superior way to live. Underneath this pitiful mindset, all non-christians and all non-theists would be considered inferior. Moreover, the governor seems to have little to no regard for the first amendment of the Constitution. I am subsequently worried that all Alabamian non-christians and non-theists will be thought of as second class citizens. 

Comment by L.Hunter on January 19, 2011 at 6:25am

Whats up with Alabama's new governor?


This governor has made his position known!!!!

Comment by Carolyn on January 13, 2011 at 9:02pm
Thanks- i appreciate that!
Comment by Donald R Barbera on January 13, 2011 at 8:27pm
Carolyn--Good to more females commenting and joining
Comment by Carolyn on January 13, 2011 at 10:37am

Thanks for the welcome, Ralph.


My name is Carolyn, just joined the group a few days ago.


Peace Everyone

Comment by Ralph Dumain on January 8, 2011 at 8:48am
Welcome new members of 2011, and new members from December, and anyone who feels neglected. The first week of this new year hasn't done a whole lot for me, but I hope you are all getting off to a good start.
Comment by Daniel W on December 30, 2010 at 12:33pm

Possibly of interest here, I'm trying to collect bible or other "holy works" quotes that support racism, as a resource - collection started here.  So many religious people seem to think that religion promotes love and equality for all, when the book clearly supports slavery and ethnocentrism.  Jesus, the long haired love-everybody hippie of the new testament was also pro slavery, and had no problem with beating slaves.  Hence the religious support for the practice for centuries of US history.  Jesus didnt suddenly change his mind with modernity, it's all still there. 

Comment by Ralph Dumain on December 2, 2010 at 9:10pm
I have always thought about the food & food only. Never gave a thought to either Pilgrims or Indians & the only time I heard about it was in elementary school. For me, it's my favorite holiday, because the consideration is food and nothing but food.

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