Obama Prays With Billy Graham

As good as Obama is in his abstract thinking about the value of the separation of church and state, I loathe having to watch him pander to religious power brokers like Jeremiah Wright, Rick Warren, and, now, as president after president before him has, Billy Graham.  Here’s Christopher Hitchens on Billy Graham:

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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.

  • http://myspace.com/dianazook Diana Armstrong Zoo

    I like this “guy” author , intellectual . Good stuff, I was raised Unitarian, thank-God ! And know in my heart all religions are just ways to pacify-control- the masses.I believe in being a moral, good person , and that has nothing to do with being a believer in anthropomorphic deities .Being a family person/Mom, I have had to hide my non-Chritian stance, before for fear of being ostrasized.

    • Daniel Fincke

      I can’t tell you how to live your life of course, but when so many people in your situation stay silent, you all perpetuate the situation by which you must stay silent. The more atheists come out, the more the atheists around them can recognize that there are others like them, others who won’t ostracize them. There are probably others you are afraid will ostracize you who are themselves in the closet and in fear of your ostracizing them. That’s why it’s important to raise consciousness and why I see it as a moral imperative to be outspoken for atheism and to support other atheists.


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