“Heh. Whilst I sit in my home designed with scientifically engineered materials including stabilization methods scientifically discovered, using electricity generated by a scientifically created power plant, using scientifically developed wifi, on my scientifically created laptop made of scientifically made materials I’m going to ridicule you about your reliance on science instead of faith and how everyone who created everything I benefit from are wrong because my book, which I also have on my scientifically made IPad, is much more accurate than your science. Heh.”
I needed 18 more dollars for my son. I asked my family and friends for this money and they pretty much told me no because of my lack of belief. In that split-second, I almost regretted telling my family and my “friends” I was an atheist. If they still believed I was Christian, I would have had the money and then some without question. I was to the point where I was going to tell them that I was no longer an atheist and have converted back over some time ago; just to get the money I needed for my son.
Again, I don’t know if it was because of it being Black Friday or it was because I was an atheist, maybe both, but I went on my Black Atheist’s page to rant and in under 10 minutes I had the money and then some to help my son.
I sat there and cried in anger…it was anger because my family couldn’t help me, but complete strangers did. I was almost disgusted. I wasn’t expecting people to help me, but they did and I will be forever grateful.
Thank you, guys. You are my family, I know that now. You’ve been with me since the beginning and I love you all.
Note: I know not all Christians are this way. I have an ex mother-in-law that proves that. She gave me so many things for my son before he was even born; even her home. This is just to shed light that people will turn away from you just because of something that really shouldn’t matter when the same blood is flowing through their veins as yours.
If I had to sell my belongings, I was going to get that money for my son. Even if it meant he couldn’t watch his favorite learning show or Yo Gabba Gabba! for a while because of it. His well-being is what matters most. I couldn’t call myself a mother otherwise.
Edit: The reason I couldn’t ask my mother-in-law for the money is because she’s no longer talking to me because I divorced her son; she believes I’m the reason he’s homeless and losing 15 lbs.
I’ll try my best to repay you guys back for what you have given my son. I have a sense of peace right now. I don’t have to worry about my son not having what he really needs.
Again, thank you! I cry tears of joy tonight.
The standards of what qualifies as a miracle have really gone down. Now if that statue came to life, put its carpenter skills to work by building some new houses, and magically fed everyone with a few fish, I’d be really impressed.
Ask the statue for some relief funds and see if he’ll answer.
I would rather be awed by nature’s destructive potential, or stand at the base of some bedraggled, lone-surviving coconut palm and be in awe as well of nature’s resilience.
Maybe we should build houses in the shape of Jesus so it will always be left standing.
If you really believe this is real, then you believe god cared more about a statue of himself than all of those people’s lives. Good job!
So many people sending prayers and messages of “god bless” to the people in the Philippines, but surely if you subscribe to their logic and beliefs it was God who sent the storm to mash up their country in the first place. this is cognitive dissonance, when one person holds conflicting beliefs or opinions. Ex: God is good, yet an act of God kills thousands.
Which I could give two shits about.
The problem I have with them having so much hatred towards me because of it, is because they’re trying to shut me up and keep me quiet. They’re calling family members, discussing my atheism among themselves, but they can’t pick up that same fucking phone and call me. Pure cowardice if you ask me.
I didn’t come out as an atheist because I hate god. I didn’t come out because my prayers weren’t answered. I didn’t come out as an atheist out of spite towards my family. I came out as an atheist because I was sick and tired of lying to myself and people around me who I truly am inside.
It’s not like I had much to lose when I did. My family is the epitome of ‘dysfunctional’ and it’s been that way long before I was thought of.
It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be when I finally came out. My family was mad, my cousins disowned me, my little brother hates me, but I came out of it pretty much unscathed. A lot of Black atheists can’t say the same I’m sure. It’s the social idealism that all black people are religious. Who could blame them? It’s like every race besides blacks know that the very bible they make gospel videos about on BET is the very same bible used to enslave their ancestors. They hate it when I bring up that fact.
According to a Pew poll, black Americans are more likely than members of any other racial or ethnic group in the country to report a formal religious affiliation. And even among those who didn’t select a particular religion in that survey, three out of four identified as “religious unaffiliated” (meaning they didn’t choose a denomination but said religion was either somewhat or very important in their lives). That’s compared with slightly more than one-third of the unaffiliated population overall. -Pew Poll
It’s like they cover their ears while singing “La-la-la, I can’t hear you!”
For awhile, I was like that to myself. I was telling myself that me being an atheist won’t do me any favors. It was when I got sick and fucking tired of people assuming that I was a christian all because I was black. So I simply start telling people that everyone isn’t a Christian, so don’t be so closed-minded. They were shocked, of course. A black woman that’s an atheist? They almost hurled shoes at me at one point. It wasn’t going to change who I am.
The fact that I’m a black atheist woman is a shock to most people in my atheist social group. Again, it’s that social idealism that people have of black people. Then there’s BET with their gospel shows that air every fucking Sunday and sometimes throughout the week; especially if it’s the gospel awards. It also doesn’t help that Tyler Perry isn’t making it any better. He’s the poster child for Christianity massaging in the black community. I can’t think of one of his works where god wasn’t heavily sprinkled all over it.
“We’re everywhere.There are a whole lot of us who are not going to nod and amen our way through things. So many of us are putting an end to that unfortunate practice. Everyone’s soon going to know us.” -Jamila Bey
I didn’t come out sooner than I did because then, I was a child. Then, I was afraid of getting my ass beat and then ousted from the family for good. I felt no matter how hard I try to get my family’s approval, them knowing I didn’t believe the same thing they did, it wouldn’t have been enough for them.
So, now that I’m out and beating my chest and baring my teeth; showing aggression against anyone who wants to shut me up, I’ll be damned if I turn around and be quieted down because a few family members hate that I’m an outspoken atheist. I’m not going to shut up for them. They didn’t show me the same respect when they were still trying to shove that religious shit down my throat after they found out, so fuck them.
Any black atheists out there that haven’t come out, yet. Please know that you’re not cowards, but don’t be afraid to stand firm. When you do decide to come out to whomever is in your life, know that there are groups and pages like mine that are willing to support you the best way we can. When you come out, you do this not just for yourself. You do it for the entire community. Your courage will give other atheists courage. Christians are bullies and I can say that with experience.
To my cousin Louis Clark who is the one who was on the phone with my grandmother a couple of days ago expressing his distaste of my atheism to my grandmother. If you happen to come across this blog, I would like to say, FUCK YOU very much. I’m not kissing you or anyone else’s ass because you’re butt-hurt about my life-choices. The only reason you even called my grandmother is because you feel threatened and you’re unsure about your beliefs. Running to my grandmother makes you a coward and I have no room for them in my life. So you can stay where you are; in Florida with wife #3. The bible has something in there about that, but I’m sure you didn’t know that.
It is a shame that so many black Americans are shackled with the religion that was imposed onto black slaves by their christian masters. The Bible taught that slavery was good and that slaves should obey their masters and that rewards would come in the (mythical) next life. Completing the emancipation process should include outgrowing the chains of Christianity and instead embracing freedom and reality.
- A shout-out to some atheists!
- Atheists Attacking New Atheists
- A Letter to Atheists
- Black Atheists Want People to Stop Assuming that ‘All Black People Are Christians’
- Video: Why Do Black Christians Hate Atheists?
- “You’re only an atheist because…”
- “Ure a fake atheist”, “atheism is just a conspiracy to the nwo”
- Why I am not an Atheist
An atheist friend sent me this video to check out. She LOVED it. It’s a poem made by a guy who loves Jesus, but hates religion. A poem.
I don’t see what there was to love about it. She told me to spread it around so, here I am, doing just that.
Simple: They hate things they don’t understand. That or they’re simply threatened by someone who can challenge their idiotic beliefs. They don’t exactly understand their own bible, so it wouldn’t be surprising that someone who’s an atheist comes by and rain on their parade.
Atheists know the bible better than Christians. That’s a fact.
These are suppose to be people who aren’t supposed to judge people because “only god can judge”, but they do a lot of judging and have a lot of hate in their hearts. If they were so secure in their beliefs, they wouldn’t care what someone else beliefs are.
- A self hating atheist: Would I believe in god if i could?
- Can I Pray For You? – A Religious Encounter
- Atheists, Help: Why I Believe
- the quandary of atheist grief! – 04min
- Of Gnostic and Agnostic Theists and Atheists
- Atheism Doesn’t Mean What Some of You Think It Means
- Atheists: Baby eaters, angry, hateful and generally unpleasant folks!
My deranged religious cousin came out the woodwork with his religious babble. He even had a chance to demean me and women in general, before he blocked me. Ah…Christian love, can’t you just FEEL it?
- Christian Love: the Cure for What ails Society
- OH NOEZ WE’RE KILLING ANGELS!!1!oneone!
- Why I Love the Church – Community
- USDA tells Christian charity to kick Jesus to the curb
- Parental love. Do we really love them back???
I received this email yesterday from a disgruntled idiot. I wouldn’t try and send the idiot a message, the email is fake. I don’t know what WordPress is doing about this, but the contact feature needs work.
The contact feature needs work because people who send this kind of racist crap will think twice about it, seeing as it will be their real email.
I’m still trying to figure out what a fake atheist is. The other garbage about Obamacare, the NWO, welfare and food stamps is just what it is…garbage. It’s laughable nonetheless.
It’s hard to call this guy a troll because of how asinine this message is. How can you tell the difference between a troll and someone that truly believes the things he use his keyboard to say? I’ve come across a lot of trolls and I don’t think he is one.
Update to the “Reddit users”: Listen, it’s not that I cannot handle the “interwebs”. I only posted it because of how idiotic the message was. That’s it. If anyone is taking the screencap seriously, I would have to say it’s you guys. So, read the message, have a chuckle with me.
Just wanted to clear that up. Also, I’m a lady.
Exhibit B: The Truth
The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.
18 If someone has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, 19 his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. 20 They shall say to the elders, “This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard.” 21 Then all the men of his town are to stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid.
2 Kings 2:23,24
23 From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!” 24 He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys.
29 At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well. 30 Pharaoh and all his officials and all the Egyptians got up during the night, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead.
27 “‘If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me, 28 then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over. 29 You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.
5 As I listened, he said to the others, “Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity or compassion. 6 Slaughter the old men, the young men and women, the mothers and children, but do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the old men who were in front of the temple.
So, about that love god has for his children of earth…
Disclaimer: Don’t feel special. This blog took no time at all. I can type over 95 words per minute so typing this is no big deal to me.
I feel that there are some things that need to be said. Especially about your hilarious attempts at trying to figure out who I am, how my childhood was like and why I avoided your ass-backwards, lop-sided argument(s); if it can even be called that.
Let me start off by saying, I’m not hiding. I don’t owe you or anyone else an explanation about who I am. What you were going on and on about on Black Atheists and who I am have nothing to do with each other.
Your blind jabs at who I am was cute, very fucking cute. Wrong, but cute. I’m an introvert and couldn’t have cared less about being popular in school. Them motherfuckers were afraid to talk to me; including the staff. Moving on…
I’m still trying to figure out how debating on an atheist page about our lack in a deity and who I am correlates with each other. I was joking, but do you really have a crush on me? I mean at this point, I don’t even think you care if I’m male or female. That’s cool and all but, I’m taken.
I also want to know how were you going to answer those questions without using the bible. I mean, would you even be able to do that? I have yet to find someone who can give me facts or any kind of proof without referring back to the bible. That’s not the proof, that’s the claim. You used the word “theory” a lot in your statements. Theories are never a bad thing. Gravity is a theory.
Theory – an explanation for something backed by evidence that can be used to make accurate predictions.
Did you also know that we are never ever touching anything?
We are actually not touching anything and we never have. The bunched atoms that we are made of have an electromagnetic field, Like magnets they also can repel each other. On a microscopic level, quantum mechanics tells us that there is actually a very thin space between every thing we believe to be ‘touching’. So in reality, what we ‘feel’ is the repellent of the two (or more) electromagnetic fields that come from the atoms itself.
Your science lesson for the day.
Okay, moving on…
Extraordinary claims requires extraordinary evidence. Which means it’s not on us to prove the existence of god (or gods) you believe in. Atheists didn’t write the bible. It’s not us who believe in deities. It is you and other people of religious faiths who do. So it’s up to YOU to prove that it exist. “Can you prove that it doesn’t exist?” My response to that is, can you? There’s a positive and a negative to everything. We’re atheists because of religion, not the other way around.
There was something you said that made me come to a realization that debating with you would be like talking to a brick wall:
Yea, I guess all the messes humans get ourselves in it’s always God‘s responsibility to get us out right. Everyone need some one to point the finger at, although the holocaust was by choice of man, sure why not blame God, that seems reasonable. It’s his fault for giving us freewill. This message is so ignorant, it’s almost like a man leaving a post that says ” dear God, I know you didn’t stop me from cheating on my wife but could you help my son get a car”. Or better yet why not just say “dear God I want to forget all those who were saved like my ancestors who were not totally killed off so that i can be here.
The problem with that statement is this, if a god who is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent have this divine plan, what is the point in free will? If your god knew us before we knew ourselves, had plans already laid out for us why is free will needed? According to your bible, the moment someone is born, original sin is committed. What did an innocent child do to deserve that? There are so many plot-holes and contradictions in the bible, I’m completely baffled why you cannot see them.
It’s hard reading through your emotionally motivated rants, but I digress. Here’s another jewel of yours:
Grow up, find out what’s your real purpose in life instead of hating on God. Another backwards logic that is extremely idiotic is how you all talk about all this supposed negative stuff God had did or that he allowed to happen which means there must be something that he has done good also if that’s the case. I’m done, foolery has no substance.
How are we hating on a misogynistic prick such as your god? Have you even read that POS book? “Supposedly” proves to me that you hadn’t. When I said you were forced-fed religion, I didn’t realize how true that statement was. Here’s a tip you probably looked over while you were cherry-picking: God killed over 25 million while Satan killed 60. Here’s a link to all of God’s killings. Have at it. There’s enough “negativity” in that book to keep you occupied.
Prove to me that prayer works. Stand in the middle of a room and fall 1000 times, while doing so, pray to your god to catch you. See how many times your god comes through for you. I’ll wait.
You have a hard time understanding and you need to work on your comprehension skills. Why? Because of this:
When you read up on information isn’t that what you do, you just made a choice to believe all that you read or told, so please better logic please
I don’t know about all atheists, but I’m speaking for myself here. I DO NOT believe everything I read or told, or I’d still be indoctrinated like you are. You’re telling me to use better logic, yet your whole argument is based on a contradictory, ancient book that is bastardized from the Egyptians belief, yet I need better logic. Okay, whatever you say.
I’m breaking down all of your convoluted statements piece by piece so YOU don’t get confused. Try and keep up, okay? Thanks.
You are not born into a religion, everything from the moment you are born is taught to you. To say that people are going around repeating things everyone else is saying is monumentally retarded for one reason: You get your morals from a book of bullshit. Information has to be repeated. FACTS are repeated. For example: 2 + 2 = 4, right? How would anyone know that if it’s not repeated? You believe that all information that’s repeated is not grounds for us to use. There’s a difference in what I’m repeating and what you’re repeating. Our information changes as more evidence is found, yours stay the same regardless of how technologically advanced the world is around you. Whether it’s someone else’s information or not, science is true whether you believe it, or not. I became an atheist at a very young age. No one didn’t have to tell me shit, I found out on my own.
Atheism is not a religion, nor a belief system. We don’t believe in deities and we don’t need to a book to tell us murder is wrong. That’s the difference. Moving on…
You sure do make a lot of assumptions, don’t you:
Yes we were taught all those things, your choices were made from there what you choose to believe of what you found yourself coming I’m contact with to be right or wrong along with life experiences. You can be taught the wrong thing and still believe that’s not right but it’s your choice. You can stay dumb if you want, that’s not my choice. Also life is not comprised up solely logistics.
People are indoctrinated into religion majority of the time. Usually at a very young age. Some people grow up and then they wake-up and realize that religion is a bunch of bullshit. Others catch on quickly at a very young age and it has absolutely nothing with life experiences. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to read the bible and see for themselves that shits not adding the fuck up. You’re vaguely trying to say that people become atheists based on how life treated them. You’re full of shit, you know that? If you didn’t know, now you do. You may have prayed for a miracle to happen and coincidentally it did and you believed god answered your prayers, but don’t try to apply your convictions to your argument. That doesn’t make what you’re saying valid. Not at all.
Ross if he is so invisible then you all sure know how to give life to him claiming all he didn’t do. As i said before, does it make sense for me to be sitting up here talking about what a unicorn did or didn’t do for people if in my mind he doesn’t exist. See how stupid you sound.
What’s funny is you don’t see how stupid YOU sound. The reason we are here, the reason why I’m blogging to you – about you is because religion isn’t harmless. If it was we wouldn’t have so much to say. Religion is poison, it does harm and children have died all in the name of religion. People are getting beheaded all in the name of religion. Gay people can’t marry, but cousins can all in the name of religion. People are hypocrites and contradicting themselves because they’re not following the bible to the letter because they haven’t read it. If they have read it, they know better because half the shit that’s in there – if they were to attempt, they’d be locked up in jail or in a mental asylum.
Also reading whatever one wrote, it’s about 10 billion logics and you think I’m going to waste time breaking something down to you that you know good and well you don’t hear.
All I know if it was that damn concrete, and you really wanted people to know, regardless of how you felt about little ol’ Lee, you would have said it. Don’t use me as a scapegoat, dude. That’s not wise at all.
Oh, this one here, I laughed at like all but 2 minutes. That’s all it was worth:
See I’m not the type that hide behind a Facebook page for simple thrills of getting people to agree to agree with me, sitting trying to think if the next thing i could say about God. Like seriously, i gave my opinion, all you want to do is debate, you don’t want real talk. You want backup from all your subscribers who will obviously say something although they really have nothing to say. This post stuff means nothing, the bigger question is the real person behind the computer,. I just called you out.
I didn’t think I had to show myself. Was that going to make your statements valid? Nah, not really. I’m still trying to figure out what point you were trying to make. I’m not hiding. It’s VERY easy to find me. People who are afraid of researching aren’t going to find me, though. I allow people to chime in because you’re not just talking to me, you’re talking about atheism. You’re a troll on an atheist page. What did you expect? Puppies and rainbows? Seriously, there are better ways to get my attention, if you wanted an autographed picture of me, all you had to do was ask.
So the bottom line to why you’re so pissy is this here:
Secondly i didn’t come to your page, someone liked it who’s a friend of mine.
Atheist are routinely asked how people will know not to rape and murder without religion telling them not to do it, especially a religion that backs up the orders with threats of hell. Believers, listen to me carefully when I say this: When you use this argument, you terrify atheists. We hear you saying that the only thing standing between you and Ted Bundy is a flimsy belief in a supernatural being made up by pre-literate people trying to figure out where the rain came from. This is not very reassuring if you’re trying to argue from a position of moral superiority.
- Amanda Marcotte
“Take this, all of you, and eat it, for this is my body.”
He then proceeds to bless the wine and says,
“Take this, all of you, and drink it, for this is my blood.”
Finally, he picks up the milk, but Peter looks at him and says,
“You can fuck off.”
For centuries, African-American culture has been much influenced by the black church and the Christian faith. So being both black and atheist can be a lonely and isolating experience for most. I’m a witness to how people can be so unforgiving towards atheists. My family, has given me until December, 2013 to find my son and I a place to stay as I cannot stay with her under her roof because I am an atheist. Things haven’t changed, I’m still jobless and December is coming in fast.
Less than one-half of one percent of Blacks identify themselves as atheists.
80% of Black Americans say religion is VERY IMPORTANT in their lives, compared to only 50% of U.S. adults. In fact 3/4ths of Black Americans who are unaffiliated with any particular faith say religion plays a somewhat important role in their lives. Over half report attending church service at least once a week, more than 75% report praying daily and almost all indicated that they are ABSOLUTELY certain that God exists.
Blacks express a high degree of comfort with religion’s role in politics and half feel there have been too few expressions of faith by politicians.
We are a minority with in a minority. I made the blog (blackatheists.wordpress.com) and then the Facebook page to get our voices heard, to help others who may feel that they’re alone. They’re not. We are here and we aren’t going anywhere. Seeing as I lost a cousin when she came out as an atheist. She resided in Georgia and was killed by her peers. The news articles and reports may have said it was because she was black, but I know better.
There has been a few mishaps with the Facebook page along the way, an admin was banned for 5 days due to an image he posted. I can’t remember exactly what the image was about and why it was banned by since then we have toned it down by an invisible standard based on what we feel is not going get us banned. I’m worried about the future of my page due to how easily it is for someone to report a page because there was something on that page that offended them and only them.
Black atheists have a hard time sharing their beliefs with family and friends because the struggle for civil rights was tied so close to Christianity. So blacks who reject god are accused of turning their backs on their history. Not believing in God is seen as a thing for white people. The idea that religious belief fueled the civil rights movement is not entirely true. It only true that churches were the only all-black refuge during Jim Crow. But the story that gets told is, Jesus delivered us. Frankly, it was humans who did all the work; against their will no less.