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This installment of The Forbidden Fruit, has the pleasure of welcoming the founder and president of Black Nonbelievers, Mandisa Thomas. Black Nonbeliever is a secular fellowship dedicated to providing an informative, caring, festive and friendly environment. The strive to connect with other Blacks (and allies) who are living free of religion and irrational beliefs who might otherwise be shunned by family and friends. Instead of accepting dogma, they seek to determine truth and morality through reason and evidence.
We at The Forbidden Fruit feel very special to have somebody like Mandisa on our show. She is a beacon in the night to all that are questioning their faith in their gods. You won't want to miss this power packed episode!
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Please join us Sunday @10AM as we discuss the unrest in #Ferguson, white supremacy, America's response, protesting offline & online, and solutions.
We will have organizers from Organization for Black Struggle joining us. They are in Ferguson assisting those in need and offering a 7 point statement that will help facilitate solutions. They will also share with us information as to where we can send donations (financial & material).
Let's be part of the solution!!!
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Please join us Sunday @10AM CST so that we can discuss the foolishness that has been passing through my newsfeed and disguising itself as news. We will talk about the good news too
National HIV Testing Day
Social Justice/Intersectionality in the Atheist community.
Umar Johnson and his quest to create mini-him's.
Republicans suing President Obama
Google givine away free coding instruction to women and minorities.
100,000 poor children being taught to code
Sharing Christ with non-Christians in America may be more difficult than ever.
One thing's for sure: our approach certainly must change if we’re to have any success pointing nonbelievers to the truth.
Three Christian leaders grapple with this issue in this episode of Beyond the Standard.
Ben Cachiaras, senior minister with Mountain Christian Church, Joppa, Maryland, says Christians in America should compare themselves with the Old Testament Jews in Babylonian exile. How can we think differently about ourselves and our mission, now that we live in a foreign and hostile culture?
Casey Tygrett, spiritual formation pastor at Parkview Christian Church, Orland Park, Illinois, says we need to do more listening and less talking. What can we learn and how can we influence by letting the nonbeliever talk first and most?
Richard Knopp, professor of philosophy and Christian apologetics at Lincoln (Illinois) Christian University, helps us understand the purpose of apologetics. It’s way more than just sitting around waiting for someone to attack the faith so we can defend it.
The Reasons to Believe #40
Our Reasons to Believe Scripture passage for today is Matthew 28:18-20. It reads, "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
Our Reasons to Believe quote for today is from William Lane Craig. He said, "If Christians could be trained to to provide solid evidence for what they believe and good answers to unbelievers’ questions and objections, then the perception of Christians would slowly change. Christians would be seen as thoughtful people to be taken seriously rather than as emotional fanatics or buffoons. The gospel would be a real alternative for people to embrace."
Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled "Twenty Arguments for the Existence of God" from "The Handbook of Christian Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli:
Throughout this next set of broadcasts, you will find arguments of many different kinds for the existence of God. And we make to you, an initial appeal. We realize that many people, both believers and nonbelievers, doubt that God's existence can be demonstrated or even argued about. You may be one of them. You may in fact have a fairly settled view that it cannot be argued about. But no one can reasonably doubt that attention to these arguments has its place in any work on apologetics. For very many have believed that such arguments are possible, and that some of them actually work.
Please join Alfred, Karl, and Kim Friday evening as we discuss a variety of issues and topics.
The complexities of being LGBTQ in the black community.
Homophobia in the black community. The black community should NOT bear the burden of being labeled homophobic. This is primarily a tactic that is being used to divert attention from the systemic racism in the LGBTQ community. The black community is being scapegoated.
There is homophobia in the black religious community that needs to be addressed and called out.
There is homophobia in the black secular community that needs to be addressed and called out.
Same gender loving athletes should NOT be publicly shamed for being themselves.
Critical analysis of "God's Not Dead."
Is there any validity in Don Sterling's assessment of wealthy blacks not doing enough for the black community?
""Jews, when they get successful, they will help their people. And some of the African-Americans, maybe I'll get in trouble again, they don't want to help anybody," Sterling told interviewer Anderson Cooper on Monday. "
What say you?
Please join us Sunday @10AM CST as we discuss a myriad of topics pertaining to atheism, skepticism, community outreach, social justice, interfaith, etc.
We will also discuss our experience at Morgan State University this past weekend at their Philosophical Atheism and Communities of Faith conference.. We will also discuss people of color and upcoming activities.
For some people atheism is enough. For others, they seek more.
Let's talk about it.
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Please join Karl, Alfred, Raina, and Kim Friday 5:00PM PST/7:00PM CST/8:00 EST as they discuss domestic violence in the black community. This extremely important topic needs to be discussed along with paying homage to someone we knew who just lost her life to domestic violence.
A very near and dear friend was killed last night by her husband in a murder-suicide. Angelina was a good woman and good mother whose life was cut brutally short, but we want to help her three orphaned children however we can. All of the money raised will go towards the children's educations. A donation of any amount or simply spreading the word is invaluable. Thank you. ~Emelyne
Please join us Sunday @8AM PST/10AM CST/11EST as we discuss rudimentary questions, comments,etc. that many atheists of color want to lay to rest.
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Please be advised that this is now our official FAQ and we will politely ignore these questions and point you to this broadcast in our effort to stop redundancy.