'Nuff Said Award Winner: Discidius

On Reddit, in a retort to a plea to stop patronizing people by telling them to read their Bibles and see the supposedly obvious things they are missing, discidius nails many Christians and makes the point for encouraging them to read their Bible more:

Most Christians treat the bible like it’s a software licensing agreement: they click “I agree” and don’t give it a second thought. I’m not going to stop telling people to inform themselves. After all, it’s the fastest path to atheism.

‘Nuff Said.

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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.

  • fastlane

    Based on the sheer numbers of former religious who are now atheists, I’m going to have to agree.

    For the record, I’ve always been an atheist, since I was old enough to think about (about 6-7 years old). My dad didn’t go to church (my parents divorced when I was 5), but I was constantly exposed to it by my peers, and my aunt and uncle dragged me and my brothers to church for about a year when I was 6.

    I went through a phase when I was ~12 trying different flavors of religion, but I had a habit of asking uncomfortable questions, just based on the church I had attended the previous week… :)

    Turns out, my sundays were better spent playing D&D and other games with my friends.

    • Aliasalpha

      Ahh D&D, the only fantasy world where gods produce testable results without apologetics

  • http://reddit.com discidius

    Thanks! For future reference though, you should send users a message letting them know they’re on here. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really flattered, but I only stumbled on this by accident.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Camels With Hammers

      serves you right for not reading Camels With Hammers everyday! ;)


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