Michelle Malkin: Treat Atheists As Trolls

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There’s one unstated attitude that makes all this reflexive self-righteousness, galling hypocrisy, and unblinking sense of privilege possible, and it’s “Who Cares About Atheists?”

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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.

  • Chris

    Maybe I’m tired of their good cheer being stuffed down my throat. some of her best friends are atheists?? I do not believe it. Wow, the blond lady?? is really a troll

  • http://ethicalrealism.wordpress.com James Gray

    Notice that people hate atheits but not buddhists, despite the fact that almost all buddhists are atheists. Maybe they just hate the non-religious, even though there is no good definition of “religion.” For most people it means “something like Christianity.”

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  • Cameron Xavier McLinden

    Wouldn’t even know where to begin. When she started with, “Use one of the ten commandments to make your point?” and was 100% clueless to the sarcasm and point of hypocrisy behind the move, I think something in my brain just shut off. Then I saw Malkin and something in my pants just shut off. Thanks.

  • http://ethicalrealism.wordpress.com James Gray

    Dan, thanks for the reply. It sounds like your main point is that atheists have to be nonreligious and be a sort of anarchist with regard to religion (irrational traditional authorities).


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