Sunday, May 20, 2012

Shitz & Giggles


Monday, May 14, 2012

It's Been Awhile, But I'm Still Around :)

Hi Everyone!! It's been almost two years, so I figured I'd post :) I'd like to say, I'm still an Atheist-a HUGE ONE!! lol But more importantly, I'm the grandmother of two beautiful boys who were born 3 months apart last year. To say I have a full busy life would be an UNDERSTATEMENT!! Everyday, I'm reminded of just how beautiful life truly is.
 Now, I'm going to introduce to you, my grandsons!!

Blake is on the right, Ryan's on the left <3

My children, who I couldn't be more proud of...are AMAZING parents!!  Blake is now 10 mos and walking with assistance, Ryan, 7 mos, is a jumper. He jumps into your arms as if he's being propelled lol Hilarious!

It's more important for me now that I have another generation under my belt, to let my grands know they have choices.  First, it's NOT necessary to believe in a deity in order to be a successful, moral person. Two, if you choose to believe-KNOW why you're believing.  It's not enough to believe because you were raised to do so. QUESTION EVERYTHING.

Since my last post, I've been busy in the Atheist movement.  Last year,  I created a group called Minority Atheists of MI and we're now 40 members strong.  We're also part of the African Americans for Humanism project in addition to being part of  Detroit CoR (Detroit Coalition of Reason).  We also educate people as to what Atheists are and aren't. Nope, not devil worshippers, nope not immoral, nope we don't eat the young.  We simply reject claims of deities based on lack of evidence.

For more information you can find us here:
Minority Atheists of MI website
Minority Atheists of MI facebook
Minority Atheists of MI twitter
Email me: beautifulblackatheist(at)gmail(dot)com, I'll be happy to answer questions. Idiocy will be marked as spam. ;)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Atheism in Penn Jillette's Words...

Magician, Penn Jillette, is a very vocal atheist. Here he shares on Big Think, how he became to be an Atheist:

To read the transcript click>> here

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Words...

My last post served as my 'coming out' of the Atheist closet. This is a short video I uploaded to Youtube. Snippets of it was used as part of Thinking Atheist's In Your Own Words 2 project.

Here's my video (3 minutes) in its entirety:

Surprisingly, most of my christian friends have remained my friends. I don't mind speaking about religion or lack of religion-I just refuse to have a one-sided conversation that includes threats of hell, peppered with bible scriptures. It's like speaking to a scripted telemarketer-not very effective.

Here's the project I was a part of (The Thinking Atheist)...I come in later in the video.

Thanks for reading & watching :)

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Free To Be Me..

For the past couple of years, I've been searching...and questioning 'truth.' Through my blog, I've met many wonderful people...mostly Christians who encouraged me, and I in turn encouraged them. I've written posts regarding my beliefs, but near the beliefs in god, christianity turned into disbelief. I stepped away from my first blog...You Better Recognize (YBR).

I've been away from YBR because I have grown...disillusioned.

GDisillusioned with Christianity, and disillusioned with 'God.' This journey did not happen overnight. I've searched the bible, prayed to god, sought help from pastors etc.
I've come to this conclusion: Religion is bullshit. I no longer believe in god...of any kind.

I must admit, I've never, ever felt more free. In speaking with religious people in real time, the conversation was mostly positive. Of course, there were those who felt I was traumatized by some life-altering event. For the record, I haven't been raped, my children weren't killed by a serial killer-or victims of black on black crimes...I chose to question.

I am still Bria...i'm just Bria former christian, turned Atheist.

Quoting scriptures and telling me I'm destined for hell is ineffective and counterproductive.

I knew I was on my way to Atheism, when I would be asked to pray for people...and it was IMPOSSIBLE to do as I no longer believed prayer worked. I believed prayer was and/is a coping mechanism-but that's MY opinion. Instead of saying 'no, I won't pray for you,' I simply said, 'girl, you know you're going to be fine :)'
And they were.

I'm not a satanist, and I'm not using Atheism as a means to do what I want. I am not amoral contrary to the belief of many Christians & their stereotypes. I simply do not believe the bible is 'inspired', I refuse to serve a 'god' who sees us as nothing more than puppets, and I most certainly will not be bullied into worship a god who threatens to toss me into a fiery inferno for choosing to say, 'No Thanks,'- but if someone rapes, tortures, kills a small child-then utters the words 'I Accept Jesus as Lord as Savior'..they're absolved-are you kidding me??

I know this is disconcerting for my online Christian friends. I know many of you will have nothing to do with me-and I'm ok with that. I wish you nothing but peace & love.

I am not here to 'convert' or debate my stance. You either accept it..or you don't.

With or without YOUR approval...I am still free!

Thank you for your inspiration, Lori :)

More to come...