Welcome New Readers Interested In Secularism and LGBT Issues

My post on Kyrsten Sinema’s historic decision to run for Congress as an openly non-theistic and bisexual candidate has generated a lot of interest from new readers. I am in an airport waiting to fly home from visiting with family so I can’t do any other new blogging of substance until later tonight. In the meantime though, if you’re here because you’re interested in secularist political philosophy or philosophy of LGBT issues, I am a philosophy professor and below I’ve listed some of my favorite philosophical posts I’ve written on those topics, starting with the ones on secularism. Also, here’s a new blog called Queereka. It’s about LGBT issues and their interaction with skepticism and it’s brought to you by the Skepchicks.

On Secularism:

Questions For Those Who Oppose The Wall of Separation Between Church and State

On The Conflict Over The Meaning And Cultural Influence of Political Secularism

American Values vs. Fundamentalist Values

How Christian Beliefs And Values Are No More Creditable With America’s Founding Than Islamic Ones

The Religious Conservative’s False Choice: “Big Brother” Or “Heavenly Father”

Thoughts On The Ethics Of Private Vs. Publicly-Mediated Generostiy

Why Clergy Rightfully Have No Place At A 9/11 Memorial (Or Any Civic Ceremonies)

9 Vital Points About The Public Relevance of Political Candidates’ Religious Beliefs

On LGBT issues:

An Argument For Gay Marriage And Against Traditionalism

Why Loving The Sinner But Hating The Sin Is Not An Issue When Dealing With Gay People

Gays, Jesus, and Judging

Bullying or Debating? Religious Privilege or Freedom of Speech?

Be Careful About Loving Women Too Much Lest Other Guys Think You’re Gay

Confronting Conservative Christians With The Consequences Of Their Homophobia

Bishop of Church of England Doesn’t “Share Same Faith” As Those Who Accept Homosexuality

Gays And Christianity

Gays and Christianity 3: If God Exists and Is Good, He Cannot Oppose Gay Love

Your Thoughts?

A Photographer On Why The Same Dress Looks Black and Blue to Some and Gold and White to Others #DressGate
Alix Jules On Being An African American Humanist
ISIS’s Iconoclasm, The Bible, and The Problem With Taking Literalism Literally
Comparing Humanism and Religion and Exploring Their Relationships to Each Other
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://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002450271843 nataliebaldwin

    Not to be utterly, completely shameless, but I’d like to take a moment to plug a new blog we have over at Skepchick network that is specifically devoted to the intersections of LGBTQ stuff and skepticism / secularism. We’re new!

    It’s at http://www.queereka.com

    The banner is totally temporary. We’ll have a nicer one soon.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Daniel Fincke

      Feel free to be shameless! I’ll add your link to the main post!

    • Natalie

      Thanks Daniel! Very much appreciated.

      We’ll probs be linking you in return tomorrow. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/anythingbuttheist Ginx

    I don’t know which is more brave: running for office as an openly bisexual non-theist or living in Arizona. She’s definitely the kind of courageous person I would want on my side.