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What is it like to be an atheist?

What is it like to be an atheist?

It’s trying. I was raised in a Christian home – Baptist. I was forced to go to church and was beaten if I didn’t. I was beaten if I questioned it, too. My son and I are treated like Satan’s offspring because of it. My atheism has kept my family from helping him when he I needed help. He needed medicine and they told me that if I wasn’t an atheist, I wouldn’t have problems getting his medicine. I fell on hard times and I just needed a little help. These same family members then kicked me and my son out of their home because of it. They still belittle me to this day. It doesn’t help that I’m black. Not a lot of black atheists these days – let alone a black woman atheist. So, here I am black, bisexual, a woman and an atheist. Life is cruel to me, but I try and take it in stride.

It’s hard. It’s hard because I have to watch family members – who are still religious – still grasp onto what they think is real; what’s true to them. It’s hard because their ancestors were slaves. They were beaten to death with religion. To see my family and black people, in general, hang a white man’s god up on their kitchen or dining room wall saddens me. They should know better than that, but they don’t. They keep themselves down because they’re waiting and expecting for their god to pick them up. I try not to knock their religion too much because that’s what they believe, but it’s so hard because of our background. I feel hopeless most of the time because, in the black community, religion is pretty much everyone’s security blanket. They need a bill paid? Pray to god. Do they need to get their car running? Pray to god. A doctor just cured their cancer? Praise Jesus! Their water ‘miraculously’ didn’t get cut off? Hallelujah! They put forth the effort and the work but “to god be the glory!” It’s frustrating to be an atheist sometimes. I want to educate people – black Christians especially. I think black atheists like me and other minority atheists have a harder time getting out of religion and coming out as secular, atheist, or agnostic because our culture has been drowned in the religion of our past oppressors who used religion to enslave, kill, and oppress us. The awareness of those facts is not in education nor brought to light so that blacks, and any other person of color really that had their original belief system replaced by European Christianity. We have a hard time coming out as an atheist because my family is so intertwined in their faith that anyone who doesn’t believe as they do gets disowned.

Being an outspoken atheist can be annoying at times. Having to explain yourself to people who are simple-minded to the concept of atheism is wasted energy, but it’s much needed. The silver lining is that there is sometimes that one person who isn’t simple-minded and they become an atheist because of me.

On the upside, I’m happy. I don’t have to answer to anyone on Sunday. My money stays in my pocket. I don’t have to worry about god finding my house keys for me. Another good thing is I get to ask the real questions in life now. I can improve things using critical thinking. It’s a form of intellectual evolution. I feel free. I’m not held down by some book that claims have all the answers and life’s rules that even Christians don’t follow.

There’s another side to being an atheist – especially a black one. But before I talk about that side, I’d like to just say that I know being an atheist is just a lack of belief – I get that, but you’d think that common sense don’t stop there. For a lot of people it does. The side I’m talking about is the racist side. The side where there are racist, bigoted atheists. That side of atheism is brutal and I’ve experienced it on a massive scale – especially on my fb.com/BlackAtheists page. There’s a lot of animosity in the atheist community already, but some of it comes from the lack of understanding of my page. I get called a separatist or a racist by other atheists because they think I’m segregating atheism. History will show there are a lot of reasons why that is; they prove that reasoning by being bigoted, by being racist. Why do I have to make articles explaining why Black Atheist pages are needed? Why does my life have to be threatened because they feel I’m secluding other races? Why do you feel you need to ask me would be okay to make a ‘White Atheists’ page? Why? It clearly says on my page that all atheists are welcomed, but they don’t investigate. They see the name and lose their minds. I had this issue with Cult of Dusty back in January about MLK and the racist comment he made, that was a huge mess and his “crew” came to my page with their big book of racial epithets and they thought they were doing Dusty a service. They told me to calm my tits and eat a watermelon. Racism on any level will be challenged. I won’t stand for it. I spoke up because it wasn’t right. It’s a long story, but that’s the gist of it.

The point to all that is that atheism has its good and bad. It has its up and downs. It also has a bunch of simple-minded, racist, bigoted, knuckle-dragging mouth breathers that simply don’t believe in god and that’s okay.

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Creflo Dollar Wants A Space Shuttle Now | Jets for Jesus

I know, I know. What does this pulpit pimp want now?

After Creflo’s failed crowd-funding in attempt to buy a 65 million dollar jet, he took to his congregation to talk about the devil shorting him the money. He’s still trying to get it. Now? This guy wants a fucking space shuttle. He claims in the video that people don’t understand why he needs the jet. He operates in many countries, why does he need help with getting his jet and now, for some fucking reason, a goddamned space shuttle? Oh, yea…because it’s his DREAM.

In order for me to do what I’ve been called to do. The airlines they don’t fly my schedule.

Are you fucking kidding me? They don’t fly your schedule? Is that the best excuse you could come up with? Alright. Okay. He wants this jet and shuttle in the name of Jesus, but it doesn’t work that way. Those darn airlines, how dare they not check with Mr. Gimmee-Your- Dollars first before making out their schedules! Straight to Hell they go.

If they discover there’s life on Mars, I’m gonna have to believe God for a billion dollar space shuttle. Cause we got to preach the Gospel on Mars.

Aw, come on, man! Listen, the universe doesn’t need his level of fuckery. It’s bad enough as it is that it’s plaguing this planet. He’s not about to go to Mars and do it, too. He and the rest of his pastor buddies CAN get a one-way ticket to the sun, though. I wonder what his congregation thinks of this. Seriously. I need a laugh. I mean, his congregation has put forth more than enough already and has even tried to help him get his jet. Do they get a refund since it failed? I have a question: How much of his dream gets funded by Social Security checks?

I have a question: How much of his dream gets funded by Social Security checks?

How can he stand up there with a straight face and defend the nonsense that’s leaving it? You know what? I think the congregation would see a better return on investment if they paid the Russians to drop Creflo off on Mars for missionary work. “If I wanna believe God for a $65 million plane, you cannot stop me. I’m gonna have to believe God for a billion dollar space shuttle“. Believe what you want, but you’re asking people for it, not god! You can pray for the jet, but you’re soliciting donations, not miracles!

“When you’re born into this world, you’re given a ticket to the freak show. If you’re born in America you get a front row seat.” – George Carlin

Just so you know, “Private Jets for Jesus” is the worst Kanye West album to date. This is just another episode of “god doesn’t give preachers airplanes, chumps do”. Remember that time Jesus told his disciples to buy him a golden chariot? Yeah, me neither.

Active authoritarian; Creflow praying on the passive authoritarian flock. It’s a symbiotic relationship. They give him money and he tells them what they want to hear.

 I spoke with god last night and she flies coach, actually.

While I’m thinking about it, let me remind Christians on a few bible scriptures they probably didn’t know exist:

Matthew 6:24: “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate
the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise
the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

Luke 18:25: “For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”

Luke 12:33: “Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide
yourselves with money bags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the
heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth
destroys.”

1 Timothy 6:10: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of
evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the
faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”

Hebrews 13:5: “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content
with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor
forsake you.”

Luke 6:24: “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.”

I wonder has he gotten to this part of the bible, yet. He’s crying about the devil discrediting him, but this assclown doesn’t need the devil to discredit him. He does a damn good job of that all on his own.

This is why aliens have placed warning buoys on the edge of our solar system.

I’m done.

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Creflo Dollar: Devil Blocked His Dreams of a $65,000,000 Jet | Praise Didn’t Pay This Time

You had a dream. A dream to buy a 65 million dollar jet. A dream to have your congregation purchase said jet for you. Your dreams were dashed.  You blamed the devil. The devil had nothing to do with why you didn’t get your jet.

Creflo Dollar’s problem is that his hindsight is 20/20. I don’t think he realized that people were going to criticize him asking his congregation to pay for his jet. I don’t think he understood the backlash. Which is why he retorted in a sermon of his. I don’t know what his problem is, but he needs to solve it. To keep from flying coach, he decided that it was okay to ask people to donate money on a fucking…jet? He then blames the devil. That’s not fair. That’s an excuse; a copout. Especially since he then calls his critics the devil as well. Well, we all can’t be the devil. Well, yes we can, in Creflo’s mind.

Did he not realize that it was social media that kept him from getting his 65 million dollar jet? Probably not.

Creflo Dollar, you’re a pathetic sod.

What the hell is this?

I can dream as long as I want to. I can believe God as long as I want to. If I want to believe God for a $65 million plane, you cannot stop me. You cannot stop me from dreaming. You can’t stop me from dreaming. I’m gon’ dream until Jesus comes.

Creflo can pray, hope, have faith, dream, sacrifice a goat; whatever. That doesn’t mean he was going to get a 65 million dollar jet. His logic is unsound: I wanted a jet, I dreamt about it. I even smelled the new leather under my ass as I took off. I didn’t get said jet so the devil blocked my dream. No, that’s not how dreams work. I don’t think Creflo gets that. You pursue your dreams. You work hard, you persevere, you sweat, bleed, cry and push toward achieving your dreams. You don’t decide one day that you don’t want to ride coach so you ask your sheep to foot the bill. I don’t think Jesus made anyone pay for that water he turned into wine, brah.

Dream about what the devil says you can’t have.

Dream about it, then ask other people to buy it for you.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with dreaming, nothing wrong with that. What this guy is doing is the equivalent of a spoiled, privileged, rotten ass kid. He asked for something extravagant, but when he didn’t get it, he had a tantrum and blamed the devil. This man has a mega church with a swimming pool in the center of the sanctuary, elegant goddamnstaircases and landings around it.  It was funded by his organization out of its “building fund.”  He was arrested after he moved into it for misappropriating church funds.  One of his accountants discovered the money missing and knew that an $8 million facility was not built.  Once it became clear where the money went, he was then released when charges were rescinded.  It’s actually his new mansion.  Smoke and mirrors folks, smoke and mirrors.

It’s a damn shame black people are even religious to begin with. Willfully ignorant as well as blind; stubborn as the very mule that Creflo should be riding while nibbling on a slice of humble pie instead of bitching about the devil blocking his dreams. What about the community? The poor? The less fortunate? If a panhandler can’t get 65 million dollars for a fucking jet by simply asking, why should Creflo?

There is nothing wrong with Creflo Dollar flying coach, and that will leave more money to build houses and feed the poor. Also, young graduates who can’t afford college can use help with their tuitions. There is so much more that can be done for people who need help, buying a $65 million dollar jet isn’t one of them.

But WE’RE the devil…

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Being a black atheist, what are the most common reactions of people when they find out you’re an atheist? | A Question for the Black Atheists

 

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Black People Are Still Being Hung From Trees and They Still Believe in Jesus

Slavery was wrong, it was bad. Black people wanted no parts of it. They got out of that. They then wanted equal rights and to not be treated like shit. So why in the blue fuck would they want all of that, but still want to believe in Jesus? I’ll never know.
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Creflo Dollar

Unashamed Prophet For Profit | The Praise That Pays!

Religion – the Opiate of the masses!

Creflo Dollar needed a 65 million dollar jet to fly him and his employees around? Ever heard of economy class? It’s either that or fix the jet you already have! Jesus fucking Christ, man!

We are asking members, partners and supporters of this ministry to assist in the undertaking of an initiative called Project G650. The mission of Project G650 is to acquire a Gulfstream G650 airplane so that Pastors Creflo and Taffi and World Changers Church International can continue to blanket the globe with the Gospel of grace. We are believing for 200,000 people to give contributions of 300 US dollars or more to turn this dream into a reality—and allow us to retire the aircraft that served us well for many years. -Creflo

In this day and age I’m not surprised. These characters aren’t even trying to hide it anymore.

This sad bastard wants 300 dollars from every donor? Are you serious? Am I being trolled right now? I’m only asking because there are people sticking up for this guy; most of them being black people of course.

“What he does is important! He needs the jet to change lives!” Bullshit! I’m saddened that I have to give this guy the attention, but something needs to be said here. He’s a con-artist swindling people out of their money. I don’t know who to blame here, him or his sheep. It’s sad to see so many black people asleep. They need to wake up. All these pastors are doing when they’re jumping up and down, whooping and hollering; dancing and screaming is electric sliding their asses to the bank.

He’s not asking for money to help the less fortunate, he’s asking for money so he can easily take yours. Where I grew up people would call someone like Dollar a hustler, and that’s exactly what he’s doing, hustling.

The College Park location serves 30,000 members, the ministry has satellite churches across the U.S. Dollar has an estimated net worth of $27 million – that’s 200 times more than the $29,640 average annual income in College Park, Ga.

The question I have is why can’t he pay for this jet himself? Why can’t he fix the one he has? Why do he need his sheep to pay for it? He’s asking people with no jobs, that are gullible, looks up to him – unfortunately, that are below the poverty line to pay for a fucking…jet. Some of these people who go to his church don’t even have a home!

He sells you a pipe dream, while sticking his hand in your pockets. All that “flossing” he does in front of his congregation and he can’t foot the bill for his own jet? He’s full of shit.

Didn’t this guy say he had dreams/visions of executing anyone who didn’t pay tithes?

Yep.

How can you look at this guy and not see a master manipulator? It’s because you’re brainwashed, blind, and willfully ignorant. He’s taking money out of the community by the millions instead of contributing to the community just so he can fly above while telling his congregation “praise the lord!” while he does it.

He told them: “Take nothing for the journey–no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. -Luke 9:3

I guess a jet is okay though.

Bigotry Map

I Want to be Added to AFA’s “Map”!

American Family Association created a map recently. It still needs work and a lot of organizations are missing from that map and I want to be added to it. I don’t have an organization per se, but hell, since they want to target non-hate groups and label them “Anti-Christian” then why the hell not? According to the map, we’re considered bigots and should have a map that targets us. Is this similar to smearing blood on doors, and if so, should I get ready to be massacred?

The web site www.afa.net/bigotrymap includes an interactive map that identifies groups whose actions are deeply intolerant of the Christian religion. Their actions, for example, have endorsed efforts to silence Christians and to remove all public displays of Christian heritage and faith in America.

Do they realize that all this did was help me find like-minded people in my area? Thanks, AFA! I didn’t realize there were so many organizations in my neck of the woods [Cleveland, Ohio] before this map came along.

I’m trying to figure out if this map was spawned because an “atheist killed a Muslim couple over a parking spot”. I respect your “hustle” AFA, but that’s low-bar, even for Christians. FYI:  Just because someone doesn’t share your beliefs does not make that person anti-Christian and certainly does not make that person a bigot. We are talking about Christians, though; the ones who feel they are the most persecuted of the persecuted. Don’t mention the crusades, all hell will break loose, then.

See? Even when it's not about them they make it about them. This was on their blog pertaining to ISIS.

See? Even when it’s not about them they make it about them. This was on their blog pertaining to ISIS.

Fuck.