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Monday, September 15th, 2014

8 Black Celebrities Who Don’t Believe In Jesus

Religion is something that is deeply ingrained into black culture. Most black people—especially entertainers, come from a Christian background. This is evident at every award show, when the first thing award recipients do is thank God when accepting an award. Religion is such a part of the culture that people often think there’s no such thing as a black atheist. However, there are some celebrities who don’t believe in Jesus or God – at least not in an orthodox way.



Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most famous black actors of all times. However, he doesn’t attribute his talents to God. When asked if he thought his talents were God-given Jackson replied: “No, because I work at it. I still learn, I read.

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  1. Food for thought.

  2. All 8 of them will some day confess that Jesus Christ is lord!

  3. chris rock may not be a believer but atleast he knows that christianity is bullshit

  4. wow

  5. Angelica Joy says:

    I doubt it.

  6. deGrassi? C'mon.

  7. Diamond L. Cunningham says:

    Is the "world" stupid or what? Just because a person is not "religious" doesn't mean that they aren't Spiritual in any kind of way…Yes he is right by saying he work hard to achieve his success. We are all God's… John 10:34
    Go check it out for yourself…
    Y'all spend to much time trying to make "US" out to be some hateful ppl, however all "We" do is spread Love, it's just in "Our" nature…Be Blessed n' Be a Blessing… ;-)

  8. How do Samuel Jackson, credits himself from no longer being a crack-head? Oh by Reading, learning etc. to be so talented he is lacking…. for no man is an island and if it was not for God you would not exist.

  9. @ Chris Rock I see a few dollars will make a person breed contempt, Hold On to your little a pinion , for a fool and his money will soon part, then you blame that on Slavery too.

  10. Elliot C. Myrick says:

    Jesus Christ is a myth!

  11. Sooner than Later too

  12. That's what I said , and now I am leaving this page before some of the Devil's work tries to affect me , for I"m in the Army of the Lord and planning on staying there.

  13. Cash Stro says:

    Christianity spreads love? Interesting. Yet they burn Korans, picket funerals and firebomb abortion clinics. Yeah. I can see the love that is being spread.

  14. Good hopefully more of us drones wake up and bounce! Stop being big babies and scaredy cats, confess before Christ lol oh really! Yawwwwn oh and good things happen in life as do bad so god ain't saving you from neither and neither is your imaginary friend Jesus!

  15. Cash Stro says:

    Wait for it….. They attempt to remove an elected official from office because he was an atheist. He was elected so why attempt to remove him because he doesn't believe in your zombie?

  16. Cash Stro says:

    Where are his remains?

  17. Estevan Carlos Benson says:

    Yeah, I doubt it.

  18. Estevan Carlos Benson says:

    I'm glad the community is moving on. Chris Rock is painfully right. A black christian is a black person with no memory. Don't forget, Christianity was put upon the black community as a way of dealing with their sin of being "black".

  19. Estevan Carlos Benson says:

    Savannah Gardiner You see, the problem with your statement is that you're preventing yourself from learning when you automatically shut yourself off on the basis of fear. Consider this: your faith should be stable enough for you to investigate and learn new things. No need to run off like a frightened child.

  20. Estevan Carlos Benson says:


  21. Joan Dean-Edwards says:

    Estevan Carlos Benson HAVE A BLESS DAY YOUNG MAN

  22. Joan Dean-Edwards says:


  23. Allen Slea says:

    You don't know him. Stop lying.

  24. Joan Dean-Edwards says:


  25. Denmark Skeptical Veasey says:

    Savannah Gardiner LOL!!!! you sound retarded

  26. Denmark Skeptical Veasey says:

    you should have someone take a look at that retardation you got going on there.

  27. God is IMAGINARY! 'Think' about it, every religious book was written by man.

  28. Joan, did you read the intro – "However, there are some celebrities who don’t believe in God or at least not in an orthodox way." The point is that people are taking a more sane look at this thing called religion and the concept of God.

  29. To the unbelievers, When the trials of life visits your door-step (As they surely will) who will you call out to; Chris Rock? OH YE FOOLS!

  30. Why do these people have to be wrong? The author seems to think that they are. We have been taught to believe many things since we were born by people whom we trusted(our parents.) But are they true? There is much evidence that the origins of these beliefs are wrong, or at least questionable. To just take anything on "faith" is not wise.

  31. Julius Doyle says:

    That's why you hunger for his flesh and thirst for his blood, right? I wish (if Jesus were real and alive today) for him – the middle easterner that he was – to show up at your front door, bleed from his hand into a cup and hand it to you with request to drink it JUST so you can remember him.

  32. Julius Doyle says:
  33. Julius Doyle says:

    I wonder what the Christians in the twin towers were expecting to happen on 9/11. Bad things happen to everyone. Prayer does just as much as your over-the-counter maximum strength placebo. Religiosity isn't a necessity.

  34. Julius Doyle says:

    Check out this video on double standards.

  35. One of the biggest tricks the devil ever played was convincing gullible people that God don't exist. The next big trick was fooling the naive that Satan himself ain't real. This is a big crock of twisted rhetoric and bogus quotes. The author clearly has an agenda! I ain't religious by the way. I'm a Christian saved by grace, personally knowing my Saviour. You may as well try telling me the Universe don't exist.

  36. Jacqueline Afua Mensah says:

    well said

  37. Paula M. Adams says:

    in what tyler perry play do u think that will happen. sad to see so many thinking their religious truth should be had by others…whatever!

  38. Paula M. Adams says:

    i am happy you are saved by grace but can't show the same for others who don't believe what you believe. interesting. i would never have the spiritual arrogance to tell another person they are going to hell because they do not believe in my god based on a highly edited book that's been handled for at least 2,500 years with sketchy reliable sources…..

  39. Paula M. Adams says:

    Estevan, spot on!

  40. Paula M. Adams says:

    first of all, i haven't read that anyone is worshipping Chris Rock. And we all go through troubles everyday and no, i do not call on "his" name. thank u very much. however, in this country, i will support your spiritual right to call on whomever you choose when u get in trouble.

  41. Exactly! Religiosity is no different than slavery. It enslaves your brain completely like a virus or parasite. Gods don't exist. They are mythological slave masters. It's as if many black people have traded in being enslaved by whites to being enslaved by an imaginary terrorist (gods) meaning it is self enslavement! As long as religion exists and people still think fictional characters like gods are real humanity will remain enslaved, blind, deluded, and immoral. Think about how much better the entire black community would be without religion and god/jesus belief. Instead of all that love, time, energy, appreciation, kindness, and love being given to things that don't exist it would be given to each other. To our families, friends, children, neighbors, community, lovers, pets, and those in need all other the world! We would actually value and nurture our real loved ones instead of wasting our entire lives on mythology (religion) and imaginary friends (gods).

  42. Tiffany Butler says:

    Savannah, I find your cognitive dissonace and blatant attempt to purposely ignore reasoning quite appalling! You really do sound ridiculous!

  43. Who wrote this? It is GOOD that black people are waking up from the mind virus that is religion and god belief. It is all lies. Gods don't exist. Satan and Jesus never existed. Sin doesn't exist. There is no afterlife. It is all a fairy tale. We should concentrate on what is real and dedicating our lives to that instead. What IS real? We are. Our families, friends, children, community, lover/spouse, pets, those in need all over the world. They are real and they need US. They need us to be of sound mind by not living in a fantasy world obsessing over fictional characters (gods, jesus, satan, etc). We need to let go of this horrible mental illness and move on. There is no need for religion and to believe in gods or anything. Education is everything. We should value that instead of religion. The more educated a person is the more moral (and less religious) they become. Countries with the least religious and most atheistic populations have the best healthcare, education, least crime/rape/abuse/murder rates, least wars, safest places to live, least violence. This is what needs to happen within the black community. This is one of the many reasons we need to rid ourselves of this disease/addiction known as religions and god belief. Choose family and friends over gods. Choose life over religion.

  44. I love YOU Sam :)

  45. One day I'd love. to hold your hand

  46. Gullible people are the ones who believe something that isn't supported by a shread of real evidence other than tradition or emotion

  47. 'Airport atheist', lol.

  48. The very mention of ARMY,says so much about religion , All powerful God needs an army made up ignorant humans!!

  49. Lori Nichole says:

    The article didn't say he was an atheist. In fact, it explicitly distinguished that he identifies as agnostic….for now.

  50. Where's the data for that claim sir?

  51. Nicholas Reed says:

    Jesus Christ is a combination of Zeus and Krisna, yet Yahshua is the person they speak of in the Bible

  52. The ABS staff need a lesson in journalistic neutrality. Why is it so offensive that people don't believe in something? Would the scorn in this article be as bad if these people identified as another religion? Seriously, whatever their reasons, these celebrities (and anyone else, really) has the right to not be religious or even have a religion. Black people don't have to be Christians, even if they were raised as such, and people in general aren't required to have or need religion. Grow up.

  53. Loving other's, helping other's is a major part of being a Christian.

  54. Just because these people don't believe in white jesus, and know there history does not make them bad people.

  55. Still stuck on your slave masters religion huh sister. What a shame!

  56. Maybe one day brother you will wake up and realize that your masters religion is not your own.

  57. Estevan, while I agree with your point, I find it problematic that it stops there. Your point leaves other assumes that Christianity is the only religion and allow people like Samantha to profess and promote an atheistic view. But as African or Black people, if we took the time to actually research our ancestors' history, concept of God and religious experience, many of us would turn to that tradition for enlightenment and guidance. But we get so caught up in the anger of our past, we just reject religion without searching for the deeper truth.

    Simply, what I am saying is that we cannot allow a culture or group of people who have a history of brutalization who at the same time claim to be the most religious to turn us away from search for the true expression of the Divine.

    Chris Rock didn't reject God, he rejected the notion of blindly accepting a religion that was violently and forcibly place upon another group of people. Who ever wrote this article was limited in understanding

  58. Lisa Wang says:


  59. Spot on Sam, well said!

  60. what a bunch of bullshit do you live under a rock?????? Look around you if you say God does not exist….Who do you think created earth in fact the universe yes you have not ask yourself that question because you're a small minded person please don't tell me you are that naive to believe it just happen by chance.. I could go on and to top it of you really dumb to even believe in fairy tales grow up lol education every thing I will pray for your poor soul please help yourself and read the bible my 5 year nephew knows more than you about who created heaven and earth….For the record Jesus is the son of God who died for you so you can live in abundance……And stop telling yourself God doesn't exist he does please do read this verse of the bible to change your dumb way of thinking Genesis 1:1 you can even google it if you don't have one….?you are really brainwashed
    by things that really doesn't make sense

  61. Bravo!

  62. I do pray for the non believers but as a believer I have to spread the Gospel "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1 NIV). I will post the whole story how it started The Creation.

    1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.2The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.3Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.4God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.5God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

    6Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”7God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so.8God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

    9Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.10God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.11Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so.12The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.13There was evening and there was morning, a third day.

    14Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;15and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.16God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.17God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.19There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

    20Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.”21God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.22God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”23There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

    24Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so.25God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

    26Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”27God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.28God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”29Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;30and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so.31God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Please people don't get it twisted and talk things you don't know ask and you shall be get.

    GOD bless you and may he be with you the devil is a liar…

  63. Jody Javiera Andrew Hey Jody. You love projecting don't you. Actually if god really existed you would be hellbound because you have made your precious god nothing but a scapegoat for everything you don't understand and REFUSE to learn. "I don't understand therefore god!" "I refuse to learn facts because I think god is the answer to everything." This is why religiosity and god belief are mental illnesses. You are so brainwashed that you would even force your own REAL nephew to swallow this bullshit. Religion, drugs, and alcohol are very powerful negative influences. It is CHILD ABUSE to force any of them upon your child. Why do you think there is a legal drinking age? Because a person has to reach adulthood first (mentally and emotionally) before they can make the decision for themselves whether to do that junk. You are a bigot, a bully, a child abuser, and an angry immoral jealous miserable loser just like your imaginary god. Oh yea which god are you talking about? What is this gods name, birthday, who are its parents, what species is this god? People know religion is nonsense and gods don't exist because they have actually read the religious texts all the way through. You clearly haven't read the bible at all that's why you don't realize it is fiction. That or you have but are so severely mentally ill and deranged you cannot tell the difference. The earth was not "created". Heaven and hell don't exist and never have or will. Living things (including humans) weren't created either. We evolved and developed. You are so brainwashed honey. Drop religion, the bible and god and be a proper human being for your nephew. You care more about your false beliefs than the life, health and happiness of your REAL nephew. That is inexcusable. How DARE you value fiction over real people. You cannot get more screwed up and immoral than that. Your nephew is worth it. Your imaginary god, Jesus and Satan are not. Fix your priorities! Next time if you want to talk facts don't use a primitive fairy tale (the bible) as your source. The bible is nothing but myths. I would prefer to have you arrested for child abuse actually. In the meantime, check yourself into a mental asylum. You are clearly not well and think fiction is true and truth is fiction. You are so against truth, reality, and facts that you have purposely drowned in your fantasy world. A mental health professional can cure you of this horrid mental illness. I think cognitive behavioral psychiatrists are particularly good with deal with people who have delusions, hallucinations and violent behaviors due to them. Get yourself a good one. Take care. There is no need for religion, god belief, any belief, drugs, alcohol, or smoking. They are all vices people use to fill in a void they are feeling. What void are you trying to fill by convincing yourself that gods exist and religion is true. Honest introspection works wonders. If I can read Harry Potter without believing it is all real and true you should be able to do the same with the bible, Koran, and any other mythological (religious) texts. Fiction is fiction and not amount of belief can ever make it real. Belief is a waste of a life. Learn instead.

  64. もちろんいいですよ。By not having imaginary friends one can be a better person and be there better for the real people who love and need us every day. :) For blacks it is especially bad that we are religious, especially Christian. Christianity is the disease forced upon our ancestors by their slave-masters. It was part of their mental and emotional enslavement. For any black person to be Christian or support the religion shows they have completely lost their memory or don't know their own history. It is very sad indeed. Worse than stockholm syndrome. Chris Rock is indeed right. A black Christian is a black person with no memory. A black christian is no different than a black person who supports the Ku Klux Klan. It is THAT messed up. :(

  65. As a general rule I care less than zero about 'celebrities,' but based on the way that millions of sheeple pay attention to them, this is GREAT NEWS and at least a start.

    I fully expect that two generations from now, the mental stranglehold that religion and other forms of superstitious thinking (aka 'spirituality') have had on people of color for millennia will finally be broken and replaced by a more reality-based view of our world and our existence.

  66. Will Edmond says:

    Agree 100%!

  67. Rashid Allen says:

    How can you say you're not religious after everything you wrote? Of course you are. Especially if you say you are Christian. Christianity is a religion. Regarding Satan and God, how can you tell which is which? You can't see either one. Neither one speaks to you. According to the Bible, God kills more people than Satan does so you can't determine which is which that way. What a waste of mental energy believing in that stuff.

  68. Rashid Allen says:

    If one were to worship Chris Rock, they'd have the exact same life they would have worshiping "God". You could worship a potato and get the same results.

  69. Garth Blair says:

    This guy lol. Listen when life gets tough I dont go groveling to some magic invisible sky daddy to come to my rescue. Instead I man up and face my problems head on myself (or with the support of family and friends), with my feet planted firmly in reality. Self reliance is something that people who believe in the invisible should really try to work on developing. I also love how you refer to us as fools simply because we don't agree or adhere to your baseless ideology. Very mature of you to resort to name calling those that think for themselves.

  70. Ironic last name, Samantha! Love everything you said.

  71. Garth Blair says:

    Joan Dean-Edwards Actually the all caps did get my attention. It warned me not to read a word you wrote. That giant wall of text gave me a headache. Its the internet equivalent of a child throwing a temper tantrum in a store. HEY EVERYONE LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

  72. Samantha – you rock. Couldn't have said it (all of it) better myself. Kudos to you. We're on the same page. :-)

  73. Marc Travis says:

    Who says you need to call out to anyone? And if I did call out to someone, it would be to family and friends, who I know exist. :)

  74. Marc Travis says:

    One of the many problems with this article is that the author does not understand the meaning of atheist and agnostic. You can be both. In fact, most atheists are also agnostic.

  75. Julius Doyle "I wonder what Jesus was expecting to happen on The Cross"….To Paraphrase your statement…..Yes things happen….Things happened to "ALL" of us….Things also Happened to Jesus but,…… that was not End-of-Story…..Life does not end on this plane…"Oh Ye of Little Faith"……I'll Pray For You!

  76. Haha I know Mark. People think I am Christian because of my last name. I tell them, "Hey! If my last name was herpes would that mean that I have herpes? No!." If my last name HAD to be a disease I would prefer chlamydia. Chlamydia sounds better than christian too.

    Fun fact – "A shaman anti-christ" is a perfect anagram of Samantha Christian. Check it out ^_~.

  77. Paula M. Adams I can see your responding from "CSU Libraries" Do You & I a Big Favor…..While your there "2 Timothy 2:15 KJV – Study to shew thyself approved……….Take the time to learn more about The unanswered Questions you have In-Side of you….

  78. Religion is nothing but a mental virus.

  79. Rashid Allen…… There-in-lies-your-problem…….You spend too much time "Worshiping Potatoes"…….Spend more time learning about GOD, and when you get hungry for more then His-Word……Eat The Potatoes,….That's what there for…….You got it "All" Backwards…..Next week I'll give you instructions on, The Birds & The Bees…..God help you if your getting that part wrong too!!

  80. I STRONGLY DISAGREE… with much of what you said here (not all of it, but most).

  81. Marilyn Ramos says:

    Reading is fundamental.

  82. This is silly, and scientifically unsound. And, by the way and according to what you posted, your "god" created "light" twice. It also refers to itself as "US" and "OUR", which means that there is more than one. The devil isn't the liar (it doesn't exist)… religion is. You have been misled by the greatest lie ever told.

  83. Garth Blair says:

    ^^ I'm pretty sure nobody will lose any sleep due to your STRONG DISAGREEMENT lol.

  84. Garth Blair says:

    Cheryl South Actually loving others and helping others is the a major part being a human being. You don't have to believe in an invisible omnipresent supernatural entity in order to be a good and decent person.

  85. Garth Blair says:

    Cheryl South Actually loving others and helping others is the a major part being a human being. You don't have to believe in an invisible omnipresent supernatural entity in order to be a good and decent person.

  86. Cheryl Welch-Walker says:

    Carl…. I respect that fact that you believe. I see you are very passionate about your faith. I would like to say that a lot of people who are religious only study the bible itself. .. which there are many version of this book . No one knows the original looks like or whats been taken out or put in. I do know one of the master minds behind it was Constantine and the council of nicea. If He didn't get his way …we would all be trying to be Jews right now. There is a lot the church doesn't teach. Study history… it will not match that book. A lot of things scientifically don't add up. Like the flood. And more. But if believing makes you feel better be my guest. But do your homework. I feel more free now then I did then and more at peace because I am living for me not for trying to live another life after I die. If there were no so called after life …most Christians wouldn't Christian. That is why they add the prize.

  87. Garth Blair says:

    Ephesians 6:5: Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.

    Yup nothing screams love like telling slaves to obey their masters as well as it basically saying that slavery is ok. Owning people as property and being backed by the infallible magic book sure is awesome. (I wonder if I have to explain that the last line was meant to be sarcasm?)

  88. Jody Javiera Andrew – you're living a delusion and you're still a slave.

  89. Prince Todd Eric Williamson says:

    I love this! Glad to see I am in great company! :)

  90. @mark H. Edwards – i've got news for you … satan doesn't exist, either. Just another tool to get you to behave a certain way to avoid punishment in a life after death (that also, does not exist)
    grow up

  91. Julius Doyle Preach!!! LOL

  92. Julius Doyle He was being sarcastic.

  93. Kenny Kinds says:

    Garth Blair Hey man. Gotta treat those slaves right!

  94. Stephen Driscoll says:

    Personally knowing your savior? Really? You talk to him on the phone? Or maybe he texts you? Or is it telekinetic. If you were talking about anyone or anything else everyone would think you're delusional… because…. you are.

  95. Jacques Guignard says:

    Quote of the Year: When asked about Jesus he said: "That nigga ain't real".

  96. Jacques Guignard says:

    HA! We're fools because we don't believe in a book that says you should kill your misbehaving child! That's great!

  97. Jacques Guignard says:

    If you can prove a god exists then I will believe it

  98. Jacques Guignard says:

    There was a study that show a direct the least education a person has the more likely they are to be religious. Savannah G. is the case in point.

  99. I like you, Samantha!

  100. Steven Gregory says:

    Wow, right on!

  101. I totally agree with you Samantha! Thank You for Your comment!

  102. Steven Rosberg says:

    What a huge waste of typing (time). I hope you copied and pasted.

  103. Jason Motley says:

    Preach, lol. I feel you could not have said it better my self

  104. BULLSHIT!! one does not forsake logic and reason for speculation and myth!

  105. Jason Motley says:

    I can proudly say that I will never confess to something that is not true. Jesus Christ is not the Lord and saviour. The Jesus christ that you believe in is not real. He is a Myth that was made up to compete with other Gods of the day.

  106. It's about time! Wake up people.

  107. Toure Senghor Coffey says:

    I don't believe in things that cannot be consistently demonstrated.Christians assert a god exists. Any reasonably thinking person can deduce that the god of the bible with its all knowing, all loving and all powerfulness is conflicted , murderous and incompetent.
    How anyone can cling to an idea of a perfect being who essentially created humans to worship "him", gleefully testing his minions to prove worthiness of his love; hence an eternity by "his" side ?
    How do you defend sure an abominable and beastly creature?

  108. Garth Blair so true good deeds require empathy not god

  109. Jody Javiera Andrew Science explains what is around us. The biggest fairy tale is that book you hold so dear, the Bible.

  110. Christianity is one of the most hateful, racist things that humans have ever devised. Just ask Native Americans, Filipinos, Africans who were FORCED to become Christians

  111. I stopped smoking without God. I simply stopped buying cigarettes!!!!!

  112. What amazes me that in a court room PROOF, EVIDENCE is required. For the God fairytale no proof, no evidence, nothing is needed. Humans can be totally irrational at times.

  113. Mike Battle says:

    where can I follow u Samantha A. Christian

  114. Mike Battle says:

    where can I follow u Samantha A. Christian

  115. Darren Delgado says:

    Lori Nichole Atheists and agnostics aren't mutually exclusive. Actually, most atheists are agnostic atheists.

  116. Jody..If you could read Greek and/or Hebrew you would know that you are MISQUOTING the first first line of the bible. It says, "in the beginning the GODS created heaven and earth…"

  117. Alicai Ex says:

    if you personally "know your savior" then personally show the world some proof. otherwise stfu!!

  118. Alicai Ex says:

    if you personally "know your savior" then personally show the world some proof. otherwise stfu!!

  119. I blame SLAVERY on the bible, that is why it was illegal to teach slaves to read. After the flood it says that Ham (Noah's black son) would be servant to his brothers and that is what whites used to justify slavery. If you continue reading it then says that Ham's descendants will be leaders of great nations. Ham's grandson was Kush (which is Ethiopia) and Mizra which is the Coptic of Egypt. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT.

  120. Alicai Ex says:

    myself, silly!! because unlike your fairytale, i actually exist..

  121. Jody Javiera Andrew, just because a person doesn't have enough evidence to where our origins came from, doesn't mean that a God named Jesus was the creator. Religion can limit, or entirely shut down the potential to think and observe outside the realms of a person's mind, giving them no other way to think other than what the religious text has taught them. Religion closes your mind, where you should instead be opening it to new ideas, and exploring what this world has to offer for the greater good.

  122. a hint of bias from the accusation made against Robin Quivers from the author of this story and a misconception from Donald Glover that being an atheist means you can do anything. some believers out there think that religion gave us morals, well I would say that concept of morality fell short on the African slave trade, hell pontif nicholas IV signed off on the African slave trade. the supposed morality of religion didn't stop the profits of judaic religion or islamic one's for that matter. as an atheist I accept that I am my own compass and when I screw up, then I do not blame fiction characters like demons or the devil, I simply own up to the mistake and try to learn from it.

  123. Toure Senghor Coffey says:

    A personal relationship huh, so do you audibly and visually connect with this creature.
    Or is it in your brain?

  124. Religion is nothing more than a carrier of a disease! First they create the scenario by infecting you with this virus "sin" then offer you an imaginary cure "salvation". Neither of them exists btw…nevertheless, theists (especially of the more fundamental type) will go very much out of their way to convince you otherwise.

  125. JLat Tha Moor says:

    Jerome Gilbert If you have noticed, people regardless of who they are will use the Bible to justify any and everything that is a desire of their hearts and justifying of their lifestyle, no matter how GOOD or EVIL it is…

  126. " Christianity was put upon the black community as a way of dealing with their sin of being "black" I don't know what place you learned bout Christianity but that is what the racist white folks in the south were taught. The supposed act of God cursing black folks is not even in the Bible. It is not God is is actually Noah doing the cursing and race was not even mentioned.

  127. " Christianity was put upon the black community as a way of dealing with their sin of being "black" I don't know what place you learned bout Christianity but that is what the racist white folks in the south were taught. The supposed act of God cursing black folks is not even in the Bible. It is not God is is actually Noah doing the cursing and race was not even mentioned.

  128. I guess all blacks steal to huh? So you label an entire group of people for the actions of some. I don't care what you believe but don't blame all people for the behavior of a few.

  129. Soraya Martin says:

    Your place of worship is not tax-exempt because it is a "personal relationship institution." It's tax-free because it is a religion.

  130. Samantha A. Christian "religiosity is no different than slavery." Only a fool who would believe this. You rants should quite personal.

  131. As far as I'm concerned, both Heaven & Hell are ON EARTH & not at all based on some primitive man-made afterlife. Also some are born fortunate while others are not. In other words (with no pun intended), "Not all are created equally." Therefore, location, economic status, social upbringing, environment, education, individual drive, the choices you make, along with many other factors & influences will ultimately determine whether or not your life will be one of "fulfillment or misery." The truth is, the church (take your pick) is not at all interested in saving souls…they only want you as a follower so as to contribute to their tax-free empire. After all, religion is A BUSINESS like anything else! Only they're selling you something that you never asked for in the first place & can actually do without. I mean, what other organization do you know threatens a person with severe penalties if he/she doesn't buy into their sales pitch? The Mob I suppose.

  132. Samantha A. Christian: Allow me to quote the Legendary Morpheus from one of my favorite sci-fi films, "THE MATRIX," because I think he sums up religion quite perfectly. "You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so unurged, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it."

  133. Samantha A. Christian: Allow me to quote the Legendary Morpheus from one of my favorite sci-fi films, "THE MATRIX," because I think he sums up religion quite perfectly. "You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so unurged, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it."

  134. Soraya Martin says:

    Savannah Gardiner An "army" of soldiers that cannot withstand reading internet-comments from non-believers? Sounds legit.

  135. I love Sam Jackson and Morgan Freedman… Great actors and I'm glad they've moved beyond needing invisible friends

  136. Ron Jones says:

    Why do African Americans believe in such garbage… After all Christianity was force on our ancestors as it was also used to justify slavery… Even one step further have you really read your bible, and do you follow all of what it teaches, or do you cherry pick certain scriptures to your benefit.

  137. Here here! You got that right sister!

  138. Here here! You got that right sister!

  139. Samantha A. Christian I agree. On the whole, the black community seemed to be clinging to one religion or another, if it was not Christianity it was either Islam, or in fewer cases, Voodoo. I noticed lately that Snoop dropped the "Dog" part of his name and adopted "Lion' in its place to commemorate a conversion to Rastafarianism.

  140. Oh yes, surely they must, because we all know that Christianity is an imperialistic religion, the "Great Commission" is an imperialistic edict. Every knee shall bow, must bow, right? extremist Christians will not be happy until everyone on Planet Earth is either Christian or dead. Same is true for Islamists: Everyone must be Muslim or die. Conquer the world for your god. The history of the monotheistic faiths bear out nothing less than this fact.

  141. Charlemange Fezza says:

    Good for them. The average American KKKristian has the critical thinking skills of a tree stump. Stop wasting your $$ on preachers and put it into black owned business and volunteer groups.

  142. Julio Directs says:

    Cheryl South you don't have to be a christian to love and help others.

  143. Julio Directs says:

    Cheryl South you don't have to be a christian to love and help others.

  144. Katisha Burns says:


  145. <—- #9 Ángelo Martínez grew up in an Ethiopian Orthodox home that sheltered him from everything worldly outside of his abusive step-father. After years of praying for god to rescue him he completely gave up. Once in college he did research on religions, doctrines and their histories and determined they are as fake as silicone….appearing real but not. He is now a devout and very vocal Atheist advocate and activist.

  146. …Voldemort.

  147. Joan Dean-Edwards Get ahold of Samuel Jackson then and tell him they are discrediting his name. I'm sure he will take care of it.

  148. Savannah Gardiner you do know that both Apple and Microsoft are founded by Atheist. The Internet was founded by a Gay Atheist and Facebook yep Atheist if you are afraid of so called Satan's work you are best to become Amish. Though they are a little more the average racist. but unplug your computer now Satan works in mysterious ways. BTW you can easily look up and verify everything I said. and that's only the tip of the iceberg.

  149. Dead men are lord of the worms

  150. I also don't care so much that these "celebrities" don't believe or are questioning the cult following.However it is nice that this is even being spotlighted.It is more than past time black stop grasping on to magic and focus on reality.
    Don't look to the sky life, liberty and happiness.Find it here on earth.

  151. Daron Scott says:

    Idk about this article, its based on random out of context quotes…

  152. Joan Dean-Edwards if this is true i think i will shed a tear for him being in a brain dead cult.I am still keeping hope alive that the info in the article is correct :)

  153. christianity has been used to bind the mind of black people.

  154. Joanne Roles-hufford says:

    I think all this is a bunch of bull.

  155. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is definitely the smartest person on this list…or any list, for that matter. List every person currently alive on the planet and Neil is on the top-10.

  156. Truth!

  157. Levon DeMarquis Valle says:

    "Sooner than later too"

    Said by every Christian for the past two millennia.

  158. Levon DeMarquis Valle says:

    Being non-religious does not equal "atheist" or a non-believer. Only a few on this list can actually be considered atheist or non-believers; the others non-religious at most. This was horribly written as well as a biased article. And while I'm an atheist myself, Chris Rock can have a seat. He clearly has no understanding of the complex history regarding how the Black Church evolved during the antebellum period. But I'm sure Nat Turner, Jupiter Hammon, Phillis Wheatley, and Henry Highland Garnett give zero fucks.

  159. Richard Boesiger says:

    Carl B Grant you are so lost. Where is your reply to Garth…….. this is pure comedy.

  160. Richard Boesiger says:

    Christianity lives everywhere in the world. No race is safe from it's lies.

  161. Richard Boesiger says:

    Garth Blair I give 5 stars to all your comments on this page. (y)

  162. This is the reason why black Americans are on the decline. Despite the struggles during slavery and Jim Crow black folks still believed in God and led moral lives. Now blacks are following behind whites, supporting gay rights, following Jay Z and Beyonce, and are getting sucked up in celebrity and wealth and believing what are coming out these devils mouths. I don't care if the whole world don't believe in Jesus and God. I know the truth. Without God I am nothing.



  165. you don't exist!!!! now everyone will believe me

  166. Neshanique Darden says:

    I agree w/ Eustace you can"t all people form any group, religion, race in 1 bucket

  167. Nadina Kulara says:

    Well said!

  168. Jody Javiera Andrew To simply say, "Look around you" is a cop-out because you're seeking an answer that is immediate & most convenient for you, as opposed to researching for one that is based on reality. I just think it's funny how Christians deny carrying the BURDEN OF PROOF. Yet whenever they are asked to provide EVIDENCE for their extraordinary claims, the reply is either what I had just stated above or, "Well the Bible says yada-yada-yada" which doesn't carry any merit because you have nothing other than what is limited to ancient print on on a page. Of course the other cop-out I failed to mention is this encouragement to substitute reason for faith. FAITH!!! Let me tell you something about FAITH. It's not at all a virtue but GULLIBILITY. It's EVIDENCE that determines whether or not your perception of reality is in conjunction with what everyone sees in the real world. And I'm not talking about what you want to see but what you & everyone else ACTUALLY SEES.

  169. Cheryl South it's also a major part of being an atheist…thank you very much. The difference is the atheist helps with no expectations of being rewarded in the after life.

  170. Dragnauct Sylvas says:

    Yet their disbelief is marginalized in the public eye and the other "black stars" are lauded for their ridiculous attribution of their natural talent to non existent deity. This is sad and laughable at the same time.

  171. Just because humans use religion to justify and perpetuate their ineptitude, doesn't mean that God doesn't exist. Our minds are just not evolved enough to understand all that God is. We use religion and science to try to comprehend the incomprehensible, but it is beyond our limits. Maybe in a thousand years we'll have a better understanding as we continue to evolve.

  172. Lora J. Ray says:

    "Professing themselves to be wise they became fools"…"the fool has said in his heart there is no God!!!!"…. so very sad….

  173. J Germaine Gray says:

    Daron, these celebrities are self-proclaimed non-believers. These are direct verifiable quotes from people who are still alive. There are successful well-adjusted Black people who do not believe. Accept it, and get on with your life.

  174. I hope the author isn't implying that robin quivers lacks morals. many, many people separate work from their personal life. very few companies behave ethically, yet the predominantly christian masses go to work for these companies every day because they need to pay the bills. and I'd like to thank neil tyson for putting out some choice quotes over the years.

  175. and i guarantee you that tyson is only an agnostic in so far as he doesn't discount the fact that anything is possible… including some sort of god.

  176. Sandy Jones says:

    thank gawd here are some smart black folks out here. how blacks can love a gawd who allowed them to be taken as slaves, and cont to allow untold suffering in this world, for all races, is beyond me. I grew up in a home where my parents were raised christian but never forced us to go to church. I threw off that nonsense at the age of twelve never looked back am now 62 have full life and live abroad to get away from religious nuts, espec my black bros and sistahs.

  177. Sandy Jones says:

    lol. ther buybull is man mad nonsense to subjugate the low info. those too stupid to do their own research. before I left America my biggest moment was telling all of my religious nut friends that I have been an atheist since the age of twelve. u should have seen them shouting about praying for my soul. they are so convinced that they are going to meet some sky daddy in some mythical end times, they have no savings no health care, losing their homes, while I planned for my future I am sunning myself in secular country laughing my butt of at stupid religious nuts in America. by the way the sane world is laughing at us too

  178. Sandy Jones says:

    once of the biggest tricks that "satan" ever played to get black folks to wait for justice in heaven rather than justice on earth. there are far more black atheists than will admit cuz inour community you are persona non grata unless u drink the jesus juice

  179. Sandy Jones says:

    calling on gawd sure help all of our black ancestors, sure helped all of those jews during the holocaust and it sure helped all of those racist, bircher, christian baggers get mccain/palin elected lol I have more faith in the church of the flying spaghetti monster

  180. Keith Davis says:

    OM-goodness. All of you demon possed folks on here have lost your way, that is, if you ever found your way. While everybody has a choice to choose what he or she wishes to believe if there is a GOD or a Jesus, I would like to commission you to pick up the bible and read the New Testament and see how the word has prophesied the events that are happening today. You can argue it all you want, but the truth of the matter is, there WILL be a second coming of Jesus Christ and what is happening in the world today is leading up to his return. And as far as Celebrities turing away from Jesus, isn't that what, in many cases, Hollywood does to you. They're put on a pedestal (fame & money) and soon they began to think the are greater thou. Once all the fame and money is taken away and they hit rock bottom, they coming running back home, hollering Lord, Lord, help me. Remember, the Lord giveth and the Lord can taketh away. The point I am trying to make is don't be a fool and lose your soul because you lean on your own understanding. Put your trust in God, not man.

  181. I agree wholeheartedly Bianca. I am a member of the Soka Gakkai International as is Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin, Wayne Shorter and Buster Williams all of who are BLACK! I grew up a Methodist and I don't regret it . I just moved on and found Nicherin Daishonin's Buddhism a great fit. It's about taking ownership of my life. Looking within instead of looking outside of myself. the Buddha is within, not some guy with a pot belly. It is less about what I am against and more about what I am for. And if one is not creating value(and I don't mean money) and upholding the dignity and respect for the lives of others, then I really don't care what they call themselves.



  184. Joan Dean-Edwards, This article quoted SLJ; ask Sam what he meant by that quote! Then exclaim that in all CAPS!

  185. Jody Javiera Andrew, those early farmers that pushed Christianity, knew about birds, cattle, even "sea monsters", yet didn't know about dinosaurs; therefore they forgot to mention in Genesis that dinosaurs ruled the earth for millions of years…. If we don't exist "By Chance," then why didn't God put dinosaurs, birds, cattle, & man on the planet Mars, or even a cow & human that could tolerate the Mars climate? Or is it because of science: that the "chances" are Mars is too far from the Sun, & Venus is too close to the Sun. Maybe dinosaurs were created by God first, but those dinosaurs couldn't be led around like cattle, so God created cattle & man.

  186. Don't give us your source, without giving your facts or opinion; few care, unless we know you Barry Piece.

  187. Don't give us your source, without giving your facts or opinion; few care, unless we know you Barry Piece.

  188. All of what?

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