Greta Deftly and Thoroughly Explains Atheist Anger To The Bewildered

Greta’s talk at Skepticon IV hits the nail on the head about the nature and justification of atheist anger:

Her blog post on atheists and anger from 2007 is a definitive go-to piece for me when I am asked about atheist anger.

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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.

  • starskeptic

    I had never seen Greta speak before – I am awestruck at this video. And very pleased to have her out saying things I wish I had the ability to say…

  • Rieux

    I agree that the content of Greta’s talk—which is actually derived substantially from two terrific blog posts, the magisterial “Atheists and Anger” and the nearly-as-good “The Armor of God“—is outstanding. As a writer and rhetoritician, Greta is clearly one of the top x advocates we outspoken atheists have, where x is a very small whole number.

    On Greta’s own thread putting up this video, though, I was the lone commenter who thought her presentation skills could better match up to the superlative quality of her material. Am I the only one who sees it that way?

  • Rieux

    …I’ll take that as a “yes.”


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