She Won’t Be Home For Christmas

(sadly the version of this song I posted is no longer available on YouTube)

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Tyler

    This is great. The Backwoods song off this cd about “Christmas means nothing to me” was so angst filled and over the top– it was almost as if the producers were creating a game of “which one of these things doesn’t belong?”.

    • Daniel Fincke

      That’s right! I had forgotten about that song! That was the religious way of being hardcore and angsty (as was the style of the times)—go berserk over the commercialization of Christmas and the downplaying of Jesus.

      The worst of Christians playing it super-dark and dredging up the worst religious emotions for the sake of something “edgy” was Argyle Park’s album with the stuff at the end hoping for the suffering of the damned. That stuff was pure, unadulterated Christian hell-lust. I wish I still had my copy to revisit now.