Emotional Empowerment for Kids, Holiday Family Dynamics, and Teaching Kids Trans Issues

Steph at Grounded Parents has a wonderful blog post up about empathizing with children stressed out by the numerous disruptions and strangeness of the holiday season. It’s a wonderful antidote to authoritarian parenting, focused on respecting children’s needs and emotions and empowering them to manage them, rather than forcing them to subordinate them for the sake [Read More...]

Video of Dan Fincke Defending Objective Morality On Atheist Analysis

Tonight I was on the the second half of tonight’s Atheist Analysis show, starting at the 57:15 mark of the video above, to talk about prospects for objective morality. I thought it went really well and I’m really grateful to the show’s hosts for giving me the latitude to make complex points and for asking [Read More...]

Nietzsche the Dogsitter

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By Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. (H/T: Kris.) If you go to the original page and click the red button in the lower right corner of your screen, Nietzsche has more to say. And last year a hilarious video came out on shit Nietzsche says. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Discover More Women Philosophers at Philosop-her

I just came across Meena Krishnamurthy’s philosophy blog highlighting the work of women philosophers called Philosop-her. Each blog post is a rigorous and representative philosophical article from a different featured woman philosopher. Here’s a full table of contents of the blog’s posts so far: November 21, 2014: Susanna Siegel (Harvard) “The Rationality of Perception” November 14, 2014: Heather Logue (Leeds) “How [Read More...]

Marcus Aurelius’s Stoic Stand Up

Michael Connell’s take on what Marcus Aurelius might be like as a stand up comedian cracks me up: For some of my own thinking that is either distinctly Stoic in character or in dialectical tension with Stoicism, check out any of these favorite posts of mine: How To Live Happily: Have No Expecations I Am [Read More...]

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, in a Minor Key

Who knew there was such a hilariously sad song buried in “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”? H/T: Amber Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Meet Me In Pittsburgh on Wednesday! (11/19/14)

If you live in or around Pittsburgh and would like to hang out with me this week, I’m in town! I talked at First Unitarian Church yesterday morning and I’m speaking at Carnegie Mellon today at 5. I’d like to see as many Camels With Hammers readers as I can so I’m going to camp [Read More...]

Ex-Communications: When Apostates Talk Back

I’m thrilled to draw your attention to a new group blog at Patheos Atheism organized around a much needed theme: writings from former believers back to the members of the faith they left explaining their point of view and what matters to them about how they should relate to each other going forward. Sarah Morehead, Neil [Read More...]

Maybe Jesus Just Is Not That Into You.

Ex-Christian Neil Carter has written what I think is an instant classic, all about his decision to “break up with Jesus” because the dude just wasn’t answering his calls and e-mails. He goes over the various explanations friends would give for Jesus’s silence: Some said he heard my messages but didn’t answer because what I [Read More...]


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