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‘Christians Against the Little Mermaid: Boycott Halle Bailey’ | There is No Hate Like Christian Love

It’s 2019 and bigoted white people, are coming out from their caves to defend the accuracy of ‘The Little Mermaid’.

First, let me just say this just proves how accepting Facebook is of hate groups such as this.  The response to diversity tells us much about how online discourse now functions, but Facebook is a different beast. I could so much as post something nowhere near as vile, nowhere near as hateful as this and get banned for 7 days to a month, minimum. I called an incel for what he was and got banned for 3, but for some reason, hate groups like this flourish. I don’t get it. It’s not just this one, but this caught my eye because of the obvious, glaring, blatant racism.

 

Disgusting, yes. Shocking, somewhat. Surprising, not at all.

Since when is blatant racism a tenant of Christianity, you ask? Since forever. The more I see shit like this coming from Christians, the more it’s proven that they’re using religion as an excuse to be bigoted and hateful towards people. They’re not Christian at all, they’re cowards. Some would ask, “why are you giving them attention? You’re giving them what they want!” Okay? So? I’m supposed to speak up! To be quiet and to ignore it is to be complacent.

 

I don’t get it. I don’t think I ever will. So much hatred over a fictional character’s ‘race’. White people are so used to being the lead protagonist in everything; they’re so used to being represented in all aspects of visual media, anything outside of the norm causes so much outrage, so many tantrums. They’re so fickle.  They are the first ones telling people to get over race when they are clearly the ones that should heed their own advice.

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They’re so mad and outraged at a character that’s not even real. Those kids in deplorable conditions living in cages are real. Where’s the outrage for that? Why is it that y’all “don’t see race” until diversity comes along and “ruin” your childhood? It’s amazing how some of you racists tried to apply “Science” as to why Ariel could never be black because how deep they are underwater that sun wouldn’t reach, therefore, no melanin. Another one stated that they would be albino because of lack of sunlight.

They can’t even science right because lack of sunlight doesn’t cause albinism. There’s a singing crab and talking fish and they’re trying to apply science? Just say you’re racist and stop talking. While we’re at it, in case you didn’t know, water amplifies sunlight. Not only that, they live in very cold water, they would have very dark skin and a thick layer of blubber (fat) like other sea-dwelling mammals. If you also haven’t noticed or bothered to pick up a book, deep water fish tend to be dark colored. Melanin is what HUMANS need to regulate their vitamin D intake and to reduce sun damage. All fish get their vitamin D from their food sources. The only thing the sun would do is damage. You can stop trying to hide behind science to use as a guise to mask your racism.

Not only are they naive to their own religious texts, but they’re also ignorant of education, which isn’t surprising in the slightest.

“The fact that #NotMyAriel and #Colored were trending should tell you everything that you need to know about this country. The same people that are saying #NotMyAriel were raised by the very same people who said, ‘Not my drinking fountain’, ‘Not my school’, and ‘Not my neighborhood’. They were also the same people hanging nooses, and crude depictions of Obama from trees chanting ‘Not my president’ when Obama was in office.”

“Your kind”? I can do a TEDtalk about your kind, my friend.

They’re one and the same. The more things change, the more things stay the same.

We made Cinderella black, we can make Ariel black. Not a single fuck will be given. Go ahead and ‘drop Disney’, they already have your money. Are you going to drop Jesus, too? He’s not white either, if he actually existed, that is. Imagine being an adult and angry over the casting of a fucking fictional fish.

There was also a deaf Latina mermaid in the Little Mermaid television show. Yes, it’s canon, her name is Gabriela and she had an interpreter, he was an octopus named Ollie. Y’all need to stop and realize that you’re not arguing about the race of Ariel for ‘Mermaid science’ reasons, but for racist reasons. Sea urchins, eels and numerous underwater species that have dark or colored skin is a myth, but white mermaids are real. Get bent, seriously.

‘Mermaid science’ isn’t a thing, but if this is the hill you religious, racist bigots want to die on, be my guest, but you should probably sit down and think about your life choices. Put down the bible and pick up a science book. She’s a fish with mammaries and you’re worried about the scientific accuracy of the skin tone of those mammaries. What a hill to die on.

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!

“My friend shared something from your page and I’m offended!”

So?

What exactly does that have to do with Black Atheists as a whole? Shouldn’t you be taking that up with the person that shared something from our page on THEIR wall? After I post something, I have no control who shares what, when or where. It’s obvious that a lot of people don’t understand how Facebook work.

Since that seems to be a growing case on BA, I’m going to show you guys how easy, fast and simple it is to build a bridge and get over it.

Exhibit A:

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Now get over it.

The time you spend sending me messages, trolling and spamming the Black Atheist Facebook page with your disapproval of our existence, you could have easily shrugged it off and hidden whatever it was that pissed you off. That or simply scroll past the highly offensive content. But of course, that’s too much like right.

If you’re coming to BA, hopefully it’s to have a debate and to not tell us you’re going to pray for us because you lack a better argument.

Becoming A Contributor for Black Atheists’ Facebook Page

Let me get this out-of-the-way now: No, you do not have to be black.

That’s usually the question people ask when considering being apart of BA’s team. It doesn’t matter what race you are. Every once in a while I look for admins, but mostly right now, I’m only looking for contributors.

Qualifications:

  • We prefer if people posted everyday at least 5-10 times. We like to keep the page active and content current due to how Facebook sometimes check how and what is shown on people’s news feeds.
  • We are not paying you. That should be a given.
  • Even though we are not paying you and you’re not truly obligated to keep us in the know when you cannot take part for the day, week or month, it’s only common courtesy if you do so. We all have lives and we will always have times where we’re busier than the other contributors and admins, so it wouldn’t hurt to just let me know.
  • Please do not post anything from “Proud to be Atheist”, or The fraudulent AaRT Facebook page. There are two of these pages floating around and one is genuine and the other one isn’t.
  • Give credit to images where possible. If you gotten it from ‘Atheist Republic, make sure you link their Facebook page with the content you’re posting.
  • Try sharing instead of uploading images that come from other Facebook pages.
  • When it’s possible, avoid feed the trolls at all cost, just simply ignore them and I’ll get around to banning them. They’re totally not worth our time. If they come with a sub-par decent debate, fine. Just don’t stoop down to their level when they start the name calling. It makes you both look like tools.
  • Please take note to this document I’ve created on the page.

Before you are considered to becoming a contributor, you will be of coursed asked a series of questions that I hope you’re okay with.

 

Addressing The Butt-Hurt: “Your Page is Offensive!”

So?

This is for the atheists and theists. If you don’t like the content in which is on my blog/Facebook page, no one is forcing you to stick around.

Maybe I should have a disclaimer:
Warning: This page may cause butt-hurt, if you have the skin of unborn fetus, please exit stage left.

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Seriously, apply as much as needed and then get the fuck on.

I’m truly getting sick and tired of the butt-hurt atheists mostly. I post a picture about Jews they get offended. My co-owner posts an image about having sex with an inflatable Jesus and they get offended (you know who you are). All I’m saying is, everything isn’t going to be Gaussian blurred image in the background, with a quote in the foreground. It’s not going to be about Neil deGrasse Tyson, or Carl Sagan all of the time. I shouldn’t have to say this but, everything isn’t going to be unicorn farts of rainbows and skittles.

I’m definitely getting tired of THIS shit:

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I don’t need you to give me an ethics lesson, nor do I need you to give me posting etiquette lessons. I’ll post what the fuck I want! If it’s within the guidelines of Facebook, I don’t give a shit about how you feel.

Now, I bet next week, it’s going to be some more bullshit, and all I’m going to do is post this link under their comments and that’s it. Read it, don’t read it. I’m washing my hands of ya’.

What’s funny, it’s usually JUST ONE of you. Every now and again, one of you come out of the woodwork after you supposedly had enough. Well this my version of having enough. You butt-hurt cry-babies bitch and moan like I cross some invisible boundary that only you can see. It’s the internet, get the fuck over it. If you don’t like the content, oh the-fuck well.

Oh, I didn’t forget about you theist trolls, not much to say except that you need new material. Please don’t expect me to respect your religion any time soon. Thanks.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?: My Atheism Is Making Me and My Son Homeless

I don’t know, man. I’m starting to believe strangers on the corner would treat me better than my “family“.

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June 15, 2013 (my son just turned two on the 14th), I got into an argument with – wait, let me start from the beginning…

I’m staying with a relative long enough to get back on my feet. I made it clear to this relative that I’m not planning on staying here too much longer – seeing as I hate it here. Moving back into my childhood home; where I was neglected, abused, molested and used was the last thing I wanted to do, but it beats having me and my 2-year-old son out on the street. Trust me, if I had somewhere else to go, I would have taken that, anything would have been better than moving here.

I’m currently in school, but I’m out of work at the moment and for some reason, no matter how many job offers I apply to, or the amount of job applications I fill out and send, no one wants to hire me. I have to stay optimistic because I’m not about to spend another 6-months in this hell-hole. Moving on…

Anyway, I got into an argument with my grandmother about the bullshit she was telling people about me and all the lies she was telling them. She even set me up, telling me things about my own relatives that weren’t true and they were supposedly in on it to see what I would do about it. What kind of family does this? Then again, this is the same family that told me that someone is out to hurt me but they wouldn’t tell me who.

This argument wasn’t about religion in the slightest. My relative made low-blows on my personality, my character and tried to embarrass me in front of the very same relatives that are against me. To me, she only embarrassed herself. This relative brought up my past a lot and took jabs at my son. Then she decided to go lower than that and tell me she doesn’t trust me as well to tell me she doesn’t like that I’m an atheist. I simply told her that it’s my life and my choice. What triggered this low and petty blow was one word: goddamn. Yep, I was talking to one of the other relatives in the room and this holier-than a communion wafer screams “I won’t take you taking the lord’s name in vain in my house!” I almost laughed but I ended up looking at her like she had two heads.

I was speechless! This is the same woman who would sell you out, and get you jumped by some unknown person – mind you, this mystery person that was going to hurt me, never surfaced yet. So we argue some more and she simply says well you have a month to find somewhere to say because I don’t like your atheism in my house”. So I confirmed what I said earlier to her: “I know more about your bible than you do”…I think that pissed her off.

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Timothy 5:8

If someone’s religion was so sure, so great; what I say in vain shouldn’t matter. To kick me out because I said “goddamn” sounds like to me she was finding an excuse to even bring up my atheism.

My fans of the Facebook page told me that I should just lie and say she shown me the light to keep from being out on the streets. I don’t know how I feel about lying about that. I’ve never been known to bite my tongue or kiss anyone’s ass, I feel that it would be beneath me to start now. I was also told to respect my elders and their religion. I’m sorry, what? Respect is earned! Furthermore, I’m not going to respect a religion that enslaved a people – which are still slaves to that imaginary sky-daddy today.

Her reasoning to hold strong to her sky-daddy’s nuts? Her 45 surgeries and doctors telling her she won’t make it to see 18. She didn’t stop there. She then went on to say I’m not working and out of a place to stay because I’m an atheist. All I have to say is, if that’s all god can do to me then he’s a fucking idiot.

I’m not about to lie, I’m not about to kiss anyone’s ass to keep from hurting their feelings. Their feelings wouldn’t get hurt if they didn’t have such foolish beliefs.

Once I’m out of here, they’ll never hear or see from me or my son again. To kick me out, that’s fine, but to kick out my 2-year-old son because I’m not a sheep? That’s the lowest of the low. Fuck em’.

Troll Nation: A Letter To Sarah Davis

Dear, Troll…aka Sarah Davis,

I would like to discuss some things you said in a statement on BA‘s Facebook page. Which statement you ask? This statement:

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The statement in question.

You know, I shouldn’t be the one that gives you your five minutes of shame, but if I don’t who will? You and Jade Black‘s irrational views of atheists hurts me to my core. The fact there are people as feeble-minded as the two of you, does something to me. This letter, to you and people like you is to discuss a few things you said in your statement. I’m sure this isn’t your first rodeo and you probably learned a few jokes and things you think may upset an atheist on the way, but this time, you chose the wrong page.

You may think what you said was original, but it wasn’t. Many people before you have said the same thing on the very same wall. You’re not creative or funny in the slightest. Jade Black is just morbid, I don’t see her as an individual, either. Her logic is: “I have a degree, but you don’t so until you prove to me you have a degree, I’m smarter than you“. Says who? Anyway, I’m trailing off the main subject of this letter. Let’s break that P.O.S down, shall we?

First of all, the only person that’s racist, is you. Black Atheists are rare and are hard to find because many of them hide behind the very religion they object to keep from losing the very people who they love. My page is not racists, neither are other diverse pages are racists. It’s that there are so few of us, that diverse pages exist. Reaching out to my people is not racist. Segregating bathrooms, restaurants, dance halls, schools, business, is racist. Lynching a man for whistling at a white woman is racist. Your comment, is racists. Do you not see the error in your ways? The hypocrisy? The contradiction?

Second, atheism does not equate to science, but that does not mean science is not relevant to the question whether there is a god, or not. We believe in what can be proven. We believe in peer reviews, theories, hypothesis’, and the like. That doesn’t mean we’re scientists. It just mean that you’re simple-minded and refuse to think outside of the box. All Scientists aren’t atheists, either; just wanted to clear that up, too. Atheists don’t claim to have definitive knowledge of whether there is a god, or not; there’s no science involved in that. Your immediate stance on what you think you know, shows you know nothing at all. So you lash out because of it – like a little girl not getting her way. Science has taken away more and more religious explanations for natural phenomena. Everything we learn from science and knowledge makes your god less and less likely to exist. We simply have no reason or need to describe our universe using supernatural explanations anymore.

I put religion down because I don’t like it? Can you, or anyone else, give me a reason to why I should like religion? The holy bible in particular speaks of slaves, misogyny, murder, rape, hate. Why would I not put it down? Your god is not love and peace like you think it is. It said so itself:

Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. Matthew – 10:34

Here’s another one:

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. Isaiah – 45:7

It contradicts the first scripture, but you catch my drift. If your own argument is based off of my rejection of your god then, so be it. So the-fuck be it. Did you notice how you’re downing us for downing your religion because YOU don’t like it? Moving on.

Thirdly, I think you’re lying about this part:

“most atheists I know are poor, uneducated, and mean. Usually have no family or friends unless their friends are atheist, and they are usually on drugs, and sad with their life.”

You used that to push your agenda as well as used that as your reason to make your statement seem valid. Let me tell you, it’s not. Want to know why I think you’re lying? How could you be tolerant of those atheists long enough to “know” them and judge their way of living but, it didn’t take you all but 10 minutes to spew hatred on Facebook? I think I know why, the lack of fear of getting your teeth kick in, that’s why. I don’t think you get to know an atheist at all. I don’t know about the ones you “know” and I can’t speak for them but I’m not on drugs, uneducated, mean, poor, or pick and choose my friends. Would you mind giving me some kind of proof of these friends of yours, if you don’t mind? if they’re poor, I would like to see if I can help them out. Something it seems you’re not able to do since a lack in a deity is so beneath you. You’re despicable.

Lastly, I make a damn good parent. My son loves me and I, him. He knows nothing of this god, to him I’m his god. He came from me, I carried him inside of me for 9-months. He’ll be 2 next month and not once has he told me he hated me for not believing in a god. Children aren’t born believing in a god, they’re taught that later on. I sacrifice and compromise for my son because that’s what parents do, theist or atheist. A lack in a belief doesn’t make or break parenting skills. Another stab at things you don’t know. So if loving my son, giving him my all and my last makes me selfish then I’ll be that. You continue being a bigot and I’ll continue being awesome.

That concludes this letter.

This Is Why…

When I receive messages from supposed atheists that make simple-minded comments like this: Idiocyforblogtroll2 forblogtroll3

To answer your simple-minded question to “what the fuck is black atheists” or, “why is there a page for black atheists”…this is why:

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List of diverse atheism Facebook pages:

Asian Atheists

Indian Atheists

Native American Atheists

Somali Atheists

Latino Atheists

Nigerian Atheists

German Atheists

Polish Atheists

British Atheists

Canadian Atheists

Australian Atheists

Iranian Atheists

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Accomplishments Off The Backs of Others: Atheist Facebook Page Owners Who Are Intellectually Dishonest

I’m Proud to be an AtheistAtheists and Rational Thinkers, and Global Secular Humanism Movement are guilty of stealing the work of others. Removing links, cropping out logo‘s, or simply posting it and saying it was from a fan. When asked to give credit, people are then blocked or ignored altogether. We are supposed to be an example of good moral standing but when there are people like Edward, Waleed, and Faisal doing the very opposite of that, makes it harder for pages like mine and others to get the exposure we need.

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When you find an image on Google and it has a trademark or logo from another source, it is not of sound morality to remove said logo or trademark and say you found it on Google that way. You give credit where it’s due.

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One owner has went as far as quoted from a famous atheist as if it came from off the top of his head. When confronted about said quote he claimed that a fan sent it. Well, who is this fan? Where did they get it from? Why didn’t you at least mention them? The logic behind “well, a fan sent it” I don’t seem to get. If they sent it, why can’t they site the source and then they can just implement it to whatever it is they’re posting?

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They ‘like’ other atheist pages to steal content. Once something is posted, they immediately steal it and upload it – after removing logo’s, links as their own without giving a shred of accreditation. It’s usually within minutes of posting when they do their image robbing.

So I guess you’re wondering. “Well, they’re a part of the atheist movement, who cares if they steal an image or two?” It’s not just an image or two and this kind of dishonesty is to be expected of theists, not atheists. We are a people united and when there is a group of dishonest people among us, it is in our character to expose them for the lying thieves that they are.

Update:

As of August 3, 2013, it seems that AaRT has been taken down. I repeat, the Facebook page is no more. This is a means of celebration! So, the haters who down-rated this post and people’s comments can get that tofu burger out of their ass and sit down.

“Science Doesn’t Benefit Us”

Excuse me but, what?! One of my contributor’s friends (obviously a religious nut-job) had this to say on our Facebook page:

Do you even logic?

Do you even logic?

The greatest rebuttal to said nonsense was that of one of our members:

“Dear atheists, can science protect you?” – It already has. Thanks to science I am able to go to the doctor and get antibiotic when I’m sick. My car is also safer to drive thanks to scientific tests and analysis. 

“Did science expand your breast with your initial breath?” – Science itself can not do anything. We learn how phenomena take place and how nature works through science.

“Your promotion of science is enabling governments to take actions based on equations. Not based on wisdom seeking justice or justice seeking wisdom; the infinite equation.” – Our promotion of science? Science is not only promoted by Atheists, it has always been promoted and was pioneered by theists. Wisdom is nothing more than learning your faults over time and reflecting on what could have been to better the outcome of those faults. That is a general form of science in the scale of a lifetime regarding personal choices.

“Equations that do not benefit community, sustaining freedom and natural rights. Yes, you have been deceived before and now in combative nature you seek to be deceived at your own game.” – Equations such as 1+1 or the observation that homosexuality is not unnatural and therefore should not be banned? Last I checked, it was specific faiths trying to inhibit our nature, not science. Science does nothing but explains how it is that nature works and theorizes as to why.

“Rather than to continue to trust in God and revive your faith.” If you pledge covenant to one, how can you another? I assure you, if you pledge covenant to science, the damnation of your youth in inevitable.” – Okay, this is fucking ridiculous. First off, you can accept science (which is the study of nature and natural laws through a process which allows us to try to bypass our biases because they have a tendency to cloud the truth) and still be religious. As a believer, you probably think that God is outside of the laws of nature and is eternal. With that belief in place, there is nothing to say that God didn’t create the Universe. If you want to believe that He did, that’s fine, but you can’t ignore everything within his creation and then tell us that WE’RE damned for actually accepting it.

For those of you who are religious yet reject science, you are more blind then I, I assure you. If, for the sake of argument, God exists and has created everything that we observe in the natural world, and we use the process of science to be more conclusive about our observations, by denying what we find, aren’t you in essence denying your God’s creation as well? – Theresa C.

No One Wins At The Trololympics

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I’m assuming, she left just to come back again tomorrow. Only difference is, she won’t be able to post because, she’ll be banned. It is NOT about to be Day-3 of her nonsense.

A&RT Drone: AKA ‘The Angry Vegan’

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Not Much of A PSA: Atheist Page Hacks Are Rising

Recently, ‘The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (Official)‘, was hacked by obviously a  bunch of butt hurt religious Islamic fanatics. Sexy Atheists page was hacked just a month or so ago. Who knows how many other atheist Facebook pages have been hacked so far. Which is why I’m telling you to protect your page.

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Protect your page!

There are ways that you can keep your page from being hacked:

  1. Make sure your personal information is only seen by you only. (‘Only Me’).
  2. Have your phone set up to give you notifications (Login Approvals under Security) if someone attempts to hack your page. A security code will be sent to your phone and email will be sent to your inbox. The hacker will not be able to hack your page without that security code.
  3. Enable ‘Secure Browsing‘. Your browser will switch from http to https.
  4. Enable ‘Recognized Devices’. Just by a some stroke of luck or a lot of time on the hacker’s hands, you can get a notification when someone logs in on an unrecognized device.
  5. Make sure you check your ‘Active Sessions’ frequently. The hacker may be stupid enough to stay logged in and keep the same password. Giving you ample time to go in and end their session.
  6. If you have contributors and admins that you trust, tell them to make sure they ante up on the security and have an alternate screen name just in case; admins especially! If they can’t get through you, they can get through other administrators through their pages.
  7. Make sure that you’re the only one who can see your friends list.
  8. Never reveal your identity as the admin of your page.

Admins must protect their identities, and their profiles. This is crucial to keeping your page.

‘Black Atheists’ is Segregation!

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First, let me say black atheists are few and far in between. Being a black atheist can be lonely – it can become lonely as people you thought understood your point of view slowly but surely put an invisible barrier up and start pretending you don’t exist. Being Black and atheist is something only other being black atheists would understand – in certain aspects and situations in life.

I am the owner of this blog and the Facebook page and it’s been 3 years since I started the blog and I started the page 2 years after. When starting a blog like this, it brings along a lot of attention. It’s nothing that I cannot handle but there’s one thing that I must address. I am not segregating my race – or atheism. I’ve been asked: “Why are you segregating a race and atheism?” or “What is ‘Black Atheists'” or “Why you name it ‘Black Atheists’ OR! “Why you so racist?!” 50 or so times on the Facebook page and not even once on the blog itself. I have addressed this question before but it’s not doing any justice if it’s being drowned by the many posts on the Facebook page. First, let me say that if you haven’t been paying too much attention to African American history and slavery, then I can see why you’d ask such a question, but even STILL it shouldn’t take much to put together; unless you slept through all of your history classes. It’s because you’re either oblivious, ignorant, naive, or from a different country and even being from a different country isn’t much of an excuse. Whatever the case may be, anyone who asks any of those questions will be directed here. Get pissy if you want, but I’m tired of the large amounts of broken records I have to deal with on a weekly basis.

No way am I being racists or dividing atheism. I’m not segregating atheism. You saying “Haven’t we been through enough?” Is a fucking cop-out. Saying “We need to be color-blind to people’s skin color” is fucking idiotic. There’s absolutely nothing wrong acknowledging someone’s skin color; doing that doesn’t make you racist.

Those who’ve asked those tired ass questions should try to understand what I mean by Black Atheists. Black Atheists means that there are not that many of us; if it is, they’re not coming out about it. It’s so rare to find another Black atheist that some people feel alone; I know I did. Even though as a whole, atheists are minority, it’s even more so clear among the African American community.

Being a Christian in a Black family of Baptists may not be any more different from a white family but I believe that Blacks have more to lose. I’ve lost friends to coming out about their atheism. They came out to their family, their family went to church and told the congregation, the congregation then told everyone else, and then that person end up being killed, banished, or they could no longer associate themselves with me.

My brother came out to our family about his atheism and they gasped in terror and then told him that he needs to read the bible more. Told him, that if he doesn’t change his mind, that he’ll be doomed to a life of anguish and misfortunes. My brother has since then contemplated suicide, and alienated himself from the few friends he had. They didn’t understand, either. Black Atheists means that those who are able to, those who are strong enough to be, to accept themselves who they are, will know that they are not alone. There are more of us than first realized. Every so often I come across someone saying, “I thought I was the only one, I’ve felt so alone and none of my friends of family understand! They just tell me to go read the bible”. Black Atheists is around for that reason.

This page may say Black Atheists, but I’m not discriminatory towards anyone who wants to join or take part. Go on the page and ask! Hell, just go on there and LOOK! Don’t come at me with your half-ass arguments with no facts – just judgment and expect me to be nice to you. This blog, the Facebook page exists to help those who need empowerment. To see it as anything other than that just tells me how small-minded a person can be. If you see me segregating any goddamned thing, it’s the dark clothes from the white clothes. So instead of going solely off the name and “we are minority within a minority” why don’t you look at the dynamics on the page? Why not get to know the page; the blog before opening your closed-mind to say something stupid? Get some facts and proof to go on – screenshots at least – of me segregating atheism instead of just looking at the title of the page and losing your shit. When you have that, then you can address me, but only if. Otherwise, you can sit down and shut up. In the meantime you can go to the actual Black Atheist GROUPS that solely add black people only – go bitch at them. Just leave me alone!

We’ll never get past segregating one another if this continues!

All I have to say is it’s been here for a long time and as long as there are humans on this earth, history books in the schools, or someone who only see things in black and white, there will be segregation.

Let’s just put it this way, BET (Black Entertainment Television), NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), TheRoot.com, and the like; why do you think they exist? Just think about it and when you come up with an answer, leave a comment.

You don’t smile in your pictures; you need JESUS!

Asilee

Hi, my name is Asilee [Az-za-lee], by all means have fun pronouncing my name. Recently I decided to venture to a site most Christians believe will cause any Atheist who did to turn into a puff of smoke. Elev8 is a site powered by Black Planet, which is powered by incompetent idiots. I saw one article that stood out from the rest. It was this one. I posted one of my links and didn’t return to see the after effects. Someone decided to find me on Facebook and tell me that someone said that I’m angry all the time because I need Jesus and that’s why I don’t smile in my pictures. I find it comforting that I’m not the only Atheist that ventures to that site. I guess he was there looking for comic relief as well.

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My thing is this. Why when Christians don’t have anything better to say they either:

  1. Take a stab at your looks.
  2. Take a stab at [if there is any] grammatical errors.
  3. Try and assume things based on what you say and be totally wrong.
  4. Try to tell you that you need Jesus.
  5. Feel the need to ‘pray for you’.

How can one assume because I have a mug on in my picture that I’m supposedly angry? How did a total stranger get that out of one little message? I’m not angry at all. I find his judgmental slandering hypocritical and absurd.  They’re supposedly Christian’s and here they are judging a very old picture of me. So because I’m an Atheist, and I posted a link, and the silly bastard put together that and what I look like; I need Jesus? I’ve never been so insulted. No, I kid. I’m not insulted, I’m actually flattered.

If anything, he should have just pretty much clicked on the link I posted and said what he had to say in the post. I’m sure a lot of them chimed in with him. Saying, I worship the devil; I’m Satan‘s offspring. I’m cracking up just thinking about it. I can’t help but wonder why did Dennis feel the need to tell me what the character said and that he defended me even after assuming that I don’t need help defending myself. Was he expecting me to go back there and argue with the poor S.O.B? Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad he came and told me and it’s great that Atheists stick together like that [Thanks Dennis]. I’m all for making new Atheists friends. But my mission was accomplished the moment they got offended.

Asilee's 20th BirthdayYou know what? I think the waste of oxygen was pretty much shocked that I’m Black and a atheist.  It must have threw him for a loop. He couldn’t think straight and all he could think of was me being ‘angry’ in my pictures.

A lot of people don’t smile in pictures. So does that make them angry and in the need of an imaginary friend? If they don’t have one already of course.

By the way, in the mind of a black person who goes to church every Sunday; what DON’T need Jesus these days? I hear black people say that all the time. “That poor child needs Jesus, she got a B on her spelling test”. If you’re doing good you need Jesus, if you’re doing bad you need Jesus and to be ‘saved’. & If you look angry, you need a smile.