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I Didn’t Think I Would Need to Make a Blog Post About This…

When something bad happens to someone – when it comes to ‘Black Atheists’ on Facebook I’m immediately blamed. Why? Because people think this group: facebook.com/groups/blackatheists belongs to me. It doesn’t. Instead of actually putting forth the five-seconds it would have taken to find out who the owner of the group was, people immediately come to me. I’ve gotten hate-mail and death threats due to what goes on over at that group. They complain to me about how the page is full of racists and kick anyone out that isn’t black or harass the people who aren’t black in to leaving. That’s tragic and I’m sorry that it happened, but it has NOTHING to do with me! I had JUST LEFT that page not too long ago because I disagreed with a lot of what was going on there. I barely posted or even participated in any of the posts in that group. Why would I?

If you haven’t noticed, the style of that group is totally different from my blog(s), page, and group. I use the same font in all of my cover page pictures and I introduce myself every 3-4 months on both the group and the page. I even have it in the description on both the group and the page that I’m not affiliated with that group. I’ve gone out of my way to make that known and yet…I’m doomed to having to make this:

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I shouldn’t have to do shit like this if people would just READ!

Starting Over From Scratch

It sucks having to start over from scratch. Especially when it could have been totally avoided. My lovely “family” decided that instead of leaving my things alone and leaving them be; even telling them that I will eventually come and get my things. What do they do? They take, give away and trash my things.

I lost children clothes, essential items for raising a new child. A high-chair, baby blankets, cloth diapers, barely used walking shoes …sentimental value items; my sons’ baby book with his ultrasound photos. Pots, pans, utensils, plates, clothes of my own, toiletries, etc.

I lost a lot and it could have been avoided if my grandmother wouldn’t have taken the lock off the door allowing people to take my things and trash the rest. You can say that I’m pretty sick and tired of my “family”. They’re simply tired of my atheism. So they took out their frustrations on me and my child’s things.

My good friend Leila – as headstrong as she was forced my hand and started a fundraiser for me because she knew I needed help. I was just too prideful to accept the help. I was angry at her for a while because I was trying to find my own way and some times my own way requires a bit of help.

Especially since I’m aspiring to become an EMT and an RN. That is my goal; that is what I want to do with my life. Help people and save lives. I just hope I’m not way in over my head.

The issue with losing all of my things is because I’m pregnant, but have a place to call my own  there’s just nothing in it. I won’t have any furniture – just beds and clothes for me and my son – just no utensils, pots, pans, dressers, tables, etc.

The other issue is getting my things there…the things I do have. Which is another reason Leila started the fundraiser. To help with moving costs and to allow me to get essential things for my place.

It was also Leila’s grand idea to start and Online Baby Shower for me. People have given me things for the new baby off my baby registry and I will be forever grateful for them. Thanks, guys!

Here is the link to the fundraiser.

Here is the link to the Facebook Event Page.

Here is the link to the Amazon Registry for Maya.

Maya Rosalyn Williams is the name of my daughter.

via Starting Over From Scratch.

An Open Letter To: ‘Stoptryna Stylesbymia Lookmeup’

A redundant and ridiculous name, right? Don’t feel too flattered sweetie…Lee considers you a non factor… which is why I’m doing this blog post.

First off…how dare you? How dare you sit on your pedestal off in a corner some where and judge someone? Who are you? Where did you come from? Out of all the posts Lee has made, this is THE ONLY ONE you’ve posted on. What provoked such hatred for someone who is getting shit accomplished? What did Lee do to your coupon clipping ass? What gives you so much space and opportunity to talk about someone else?

An unintelligent atheist.

An unintelligent atheist.

Let me just say…for the record…that your comment holds no merit. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Leila… a long time friend of Lee’s. I was there for her when she was struggling with her atheism and her abusive family all throughout grade school. She’s a very strong person and your comment holds no merit. Especially since you post things like this.

Your ignorance speaks volumes. You have some personal issues you need to take care of. Take a step back and look at yourself. Moving to Texas isn’t going to solve your dilemma. There’s black people there and I’m sure they’re not going to like you…and vise versa…either. You weren’t put on this earth to be liked, but you sure as hell isn’t helping yourself.

Secondly, for the record, atheism shouldn’t be the basis that one would …or should be used to measure ones intelligence. Intelligence and atheism doesn’t always compute. Atheism is the lack in a deity…no where in there does it states that atheists are immediately smart. You don’t immediately inherit a high-level IQ because you don’t have a deity to talk to.

The presumption that Lee …my good friend…is lacking in the intelligence department because her lifestyle and goals doesn’t make sense to you dumbfounds me still and it’s been a couple of days.

Yes, Lee is an atheist, she’s VERY smart…a whole lot smarter than you. Want to know why? She wouldn’t ask or even think of the questions you asked her. She would have used her brain. The one you seem to take for granted. Lee is very well informed and I assure you…. she outweighed her options.

Seeing as she A. Had a job and saved up her money till it ran out …recently… still has a roof over her head though. B. Fixed her living situation and is currently moving in to her new apartment. C. Is getting married in November and then having said child in December and D. Has a caring and supportive fiancé that loves her dearly …will rather he be without than her…and have jobs lined up as soon as they’re settled.

Yes, Lee is pregnant and very much loved by everyone around her. She doesn’t need your approval or your hatred towards her life decisions. You took the little information you did have and added your twist on her life situation without even asking her. She was homeless for a short while but that got fixed way before she got pregnant. Yes she’s starting over from scratch. Did it ever occur to you that she has her shit together? That she has resources? That she knows where to go and what to do to get things for her new apartment? No? I didn’t think so.

I’m  glad she removed you from her friend’s list, but she should have waited. So many people had so much to say to you:

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Notice how YOU’RE the only one who felt that way? Even if others did have  a problem with her life choices, guess what? They would have sent her message.

Lee’s atheism has nothing to do with her intelligence. To start off a conversation that way and then continue to belittle her because you’re unhappy just makes you unhappy.

A #1 problem in the black community is too many people like you kicking people while they’re getting up, which is worse than when they’re down. Get your shit together, Mia.

From The Admins: The Science You Deny – UltraEvil

“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.”

-UltraEvil