More Blacks Are Coming Out As Athiests

More Blacks Are Coming Out As Athiests

There are 1009 comments on the www.huffingtonpost.com story from May 25, 2010, titled More Blacks Are Coming Out As Athiests . In it, www.huffingtonpost.com reports that:

At the first African Americans for Humanism conference recently hosted by the non-profit Center for Inquiry, about 50 people gathered to discuss the ins and outs of navigating their dual identities as blacks and followers of the non-religious philosophy known as humanism.

Bey and other black atheists, agnostics and secularists are struggling to openly affirm their secular viewpoints in a community that's historically heralded as one of America's most religious.

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“Big lips don't lie ”

Since: Feb 10

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#1 May 25, 2010
Struggling? Oh please, religion is stupid.
When it comes to religion, blacks are hypocrites. Committing every sin the Bible more so than Atheists. I think there is some higher being out there, but I don't do religions.
Stag R Lee

Tempe, AZ

#2 May 25, 2010
Adopting a made-for-white-folks religion has led to slavery, Jim Crow and 2nd class citizenship. Black Moslems and Jews are not doing much better. Maybe Blacks should examine their core beliefs and think again?

TDL

“Karma is the baddest b*tch...”

Since: Jun 09

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#3 May 25, 2010
Good for them? We'll all die, and I guess we'll all see when we get there, lol.
Stag R Lee

Tempe, AZ

#4 May 25, 2010
I'm talking about extinction--not death.

Since: Jun 07

San Antonio, TX

#5 May 25, 2010
I'm happy to hear about this...
I don't think that every Black child in America should be force fed Christianity. For sure, some people find solace in religion (whether that be Christianity, Islam, etc.), but to each his own. I don't think one community as a whole should completely and without question throw itself into one belief system.
I can point out the positives of Christian influence (MLK was def inspired by his religion), but one cannot ignore the great negative impact of Christianity in the Black community.

TDL

“Karma is the baddest b*tch...”

Since: Jun 09

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#6 May 25, 2010
I'm talking about death, in the end...we will all be dead and whatever happens or doesn't happen next...will with or without atheists, Christians, whatever will. Not really a big deal.

Since: Aug 09

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#7 May 25, 2010
Most people who claim to be religious usually make exceptions outside of their religion, therefore could not possibly be so.

Claim a title if you want, but you're most likely lying to yourself.
1 800 NO SMEAR

Tallahassee, FL

#8 May 25, 2010
Atheism is not a belief there are no gods (a positive claim), it is the rejection of theistic claims that there are gods as unsupported by evidence.

I am open-minded. If a theist can provide evidence to support the existence of his/hers particular deity(ies) then I will change my mind. To qualify as evidence, your proof must be:

1.) Testable (repeatedly)
2.) Falsifiable
3.) Objectively verifiable

So far, zilch.
Stag R Lee

Tempe, AZ

#9 May 25, 2010
Stray Bullet wrote:
Most people who claim to be religious usually make exceptions outside of their religion, therefore could not possibly be so.
Claim a title if you want, but you're most likely lying to yourself.
This is so true. There is no way of counting the number of people murdered under the banners of Christianity, Judaism, Islam. It's really a sad truth that humans hide intolerance behind ideologies that preach the exact opposite. Really, really sad.
Jawga Boy

Acworth, GA

#11 May 25, 2010
Negroes have always not believed in a religion!

The witch doctor is their savior!

The present Negro pastor, is nothing more than a modern day witch doctor,so what's all the fuss about?

The whooping and hollering, plus the fainting spells, all lead back to African voodoo!

These heathens will never be civilized!
Justa Thawght

Washington, DC

#12 May 25, 2010
Did the universe have a beginning out of nothing or was it always here?

A beginning out of nothing = Created by something
Always here = Eternity

Is it finite or infinite?

If finite, what begins where it ends?
If infinite, it's eternal!

The Big Bang = God said let there be light...BOOM!!!
KKK Patrol

Washington, DC

#13 May 25, 2010
Jawga Boy wrote:
Negroes have always not believed in a religion!
The witch doctor is their savior!
The present Negro pastor, is nothing more than a modern day witch doctor,so what's all the fuss about?
The whooping and hollering, plus the fainting spells, all lead back to African voodoo!
These heathens will never be civilized!
Jawga Boy aren't you missing the KKK roll call??? You better hurry on back now before they think you've gone over to the other side, and find you, and give you a cute little tie around your neck!

“Big lips don't lie ”

Since: Feb 10

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#14 May 25, 2010
Jawga Boy wrote:
Negroes have always not believed in a religion!
The witch doctor is their savior!
The present Negro pastor, is nothing more than a modern day witch doctor,so what's all the fuss about?
The whooping and hollering, plus the fainting spells, all lead back to African voodoo!
These heathens will never be civilized!
Or the Pagans and vampire believers in Europe

Since: Jun 07

San Antonio, TX

#15 May 25, 2010
Jawga Boy wrote:
Negroes have always not believed in a religion!
The witch doctor is their savior!
The present Negro pastor, is nothing more than a modern day witch doctor,so what's all the fuss about?
The whooping and hollering, plus the fainting spells, all lead back to African voodoo!
These heathens will never be civilized!
If you would like to take part in a "civilized" discussion then perhaps you should start by looking up the definition of 'religion'
Justa Thawght

Washington, DC

#16 May 25, 2010
Stag R Lee wrote:
<quoted text>
This is so true. There is no way of counting the number of people murdered under the banners of Christianity, Judaism, Islam. It's really a sad truth that humans hide intolerance behind ideologies that preach the exact opposite. Really, really sad.
No! It's just that people don't want to believe there is a God. They like sinning without repercussions. "Convincing" themselves there is no God is much easier on the conscience than believing there is one.
Your statement really has nothing to do with who killed or is killing who. We all know that all ideologies have killed. God allowed it! You are still trying to convince yourself that there is no God. But everytime you look up at the night sky and considers all your eyes are able to see, you realize how much you can't possibly know.
Come in out of the cold and warm your soul by the blazing fires of salvation and redemption! The door is open to all who will enter, not just "religious" folks!
fedupwiththemess

United States

#17 May 25, 2010
Jawga Boy wrote:
Negroes have always not believed in a religion!
The witch doctor is their savior!
The present Negro pastor, is nothing more than a modern day witch doctor,so what's all the fuss about?
The whooping and hollering, plus the fainting spells, all lead back to African voodoo!
These heathens will never be civilized!
No they don't believe in religion..that is man made...they believe in the LORD JESUS CHRIST you dumb az cracka!
Justa Thawght

Washington, DC

#18 May 25, 2010
The reason and only reason people don't believe is either they don't want to believe, or because they have not been given the Faith to believe. Those of us with TRUE faith, not religion, knows that we ALL were once non-believers also, and had no interest at all in God nor Jesus! We "thought" we loved our lives and our ways. Until we asked!
But someone came preaching to us the "Good News" that we don't hve to be perfect to receive God's blessings of salvation and the Joy and Peace that result from it. Someone told us that we did NOT have to stop sinning to come to God. But that we just needed to come to God to stop sinning! And we would come to love Him and His ways for our lives. We were without Hope and could not figure out how to be saved even if we wanted to. Then someone told us that all we had to do was ask, but we MUST BE SINCERE in our asking. They said even if you don't want to ask, start praying "to want to ask" and HE will meet you right where you're at!
Now someone has just told YOU these same things.

“esa hembra es mala”

Since: Sep 09

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#19 May 25, 2010
You are making yourself look stupid. Get a life.
Jawga Boy wrote:
Negroes have always not believed in a religion!
The witch doctor is their savior!
The present Negro pastor, is nothing more than a modern day witch doctor,so what's all the fuss about?
The whooping and hollering, plus the fainting spells, all lead back to African voodoo!
These heathens will never be civilized!
Stag R Lee

Tempe, AZ

#20 May 25, 2010
SEXYBLKWOMAN wrote:
You are making yourself look stupid. Get a life. <quoted text>
He doesn't realize how bad he looks, and--personally--I don't think he cares. You have to be brainless, to not realize that no one reads your posts.

“**BANNED**”

Since: Apr 10

Orlando, FL

#21 May 25, 2010
It's about time black people separated themselves from delusion. Hell, the only reason why black people ever go to church is so they can take about 5-10 plates of food home after the sermon. I remember when I use to be a believer going to church with my grandma. They played those same songs every week, old folks screamed "lawd have mercy", and the preacher shucked and jived while he was hustlin and getting numbers. And top of that they only read one verse out of the bible and started all over again. Most black people don't even know the truth about the man they falsely call Jesus. Oh well. Ignorance is bliss. Atheism/agnosticism/humanism FTMFW!

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