A Conversation With Hank Fox, The Blue Collar Atheist

So this weekend, I listened to two episodes of Reap Paden’s Angry Atheist podcast. First, I finally overcame my wariness about listening to myself and heard the interview I gave back in November and was very much pleased with it. I hope you’ll take a listen if you have not yet, as it’s a really nice introduction to me and overview of what I think about a lot of things. Then, I listened to Hank Fox’s interview from yesterday and, again, I hope you will also take a listen if you have not yet, as it’s a really nice introduction to one of my favorite bloggers and an overview of what he thinks about a lot of things. It has only increased my enthusiasm at the prospect of someday finally getting to sit down with him face to face for a chat.

Hank Fox’s blog is Blue Collar Atheist, his book is Red Neck, Blue Collar, Atheist: Simple Thoughts About Reason, Gods and Faith, and the book’s hilarious must-see commercial is below the fold:

Your Thoughts?

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.

  • Brad

    Love that “infomercial”. First time I saw it, I thought it was serious for the first 60 seconds or so :)

    I wish he’d actually write and include “How to tell your Grandmother you Hate Jesus”, that sounds like it might come in handy…

  • Nora

    I was starting to get mad because I just got his book from Amazon and didn’t get the rest of the stuff. Boy, I could go for some I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-Jesus nacho flavored wafers about now.

    The first part of the commercial was very funny too. I thought at first “that poor man just isn’t comfortable in front of a camera” util I realized how very confortable he was.

    And thanks for pointing out the Angry Atheist. I haven’t listened before but I will now.


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