Responses To Claims That LGBT Labels “Shouldn’t Matter”

Lala Stone is a journalism masters degree candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. In response to my fairly widely read post from the summer Why Do We Need Labels Like “Gay”, “Bi”, “Trans”, and “Cis”? she sent me some interview questions for a long form article she’s writing about sexual minorities who refuse to [Read More...]

Not All Who “Lack Belief in Gods” Are Atheists

1. On Those Atheists Who Claim Only to “Lack Belief” in Gods, Rather Than Positively Disbelieve in Gods or Know There are No Gods. A lot of atheists say that atheism means simply a “lack of beliefs in gods” and that rather than either “disbelieve in gods” or affirm that no gods exist they rather just [Read More...]

Ben Affleck’s Argo Is Misleading about Iranian History

Kaveh Mousavi is an Iranian ex-Muslim blogger. Today his blog On the Margin of Error has officially arrived on the Atheist Channel on Patheos. To introduce him to the channel, I invited him to guest post for a week. Here is his final post. While Ben Affleck was acting as the defender of Muslims, as he got himself involved in a [Read More...]

Jerry Seinfeld Mocks The Advertising Industry While Accepting Award From It

Jerry Seinfeld was awarded a Clio by the advertising industry and decided to take the chance to express his contempt for it with a thoroughly sarcastic speech: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Maher, Harris, Aslan, Affleck, Kristof: An Atheist Reformist Iranian’s View

“I am an ally of moderate Muslims. No, I’m actually not their ally, I’m their pawn, I’m their meat fodder. My atheism, so far, has never brought me in direct danger of death, but my support for reformists has. If anyone reads my blog they will see I devote more energy to defending reformists than I do to defending atheism.” [Read more...]

Jennifer Lawrence: “It is not a scandal, it is a sex crime.”

In a new Vanity Fair article, Jennifer Lawrence comments on how the recent release of her nude photos is a sex crime, how those viewing them without her permission are “perpetuating a sexual offense”, and how she has nothing to be ashamed of in taking the photos in the first place. I completely agree. She didn’t “deserve [Read More...]

Iran: The Uncertain Nation

An Iranian lives life feeling as if someone has raised their hand to slap them, and they really might slap them, but right now they’re just holding their hands mid-air and not bringing it down. [Read more...]

What Kind of Minority is an Ex-Muslim?

Kaveh Mousavi is an Iranian ex-Muslim blogger. Any day now his blog On the Margin of Error will move to the Atheist Channel on Patheos. In the meantime he will be guest posting here on Camels With Hammers while he gets set up. Below is Kaveh’s answer to my question about what it is like to be an atheist [Read More...]

My Thoughts On Liberty

I’m delighted to announce that one of my favorite bloggers, Iranian ex-Muslim and close personal friend of mine, Kaveh Mousavi will be bringing his On The Margin of an Error blog here to Patheos on the Atheism channel starting next week! In order to introduce Kaveh to you, I am giving over Camels With Hammers to him for the next week [Read More...]


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