Zinnia Jones

I am so proud and delighted to have Zinnia Jones as a new colleague. She has long been one of my top 10 favorite atheist/rationalist YouTubers. I have been so impressed with her videos that I have run them on Camels With Hammers numerous times. If you are looking for some entry points into her large body of work as a vlogger, here are most of the Camels With Hammers posts showcasing her stuff. On Thursday I am excited to have a written conversation with her and post it during my blogathon for the Secular Student Alliance. Don’t miss it!

Contra The Fine Tuning Argument

ZJ On “The Ground Zero Mosque”

ZJ On The Old Testament’s Laws

ZJEmptv On Conservapedia’s Purge Of Bible’s “Liberal Bias”

ZJ On Coming Out Day

Like A Straight Pride Parade Everyday

Daily Hilarity: Hate Mail

A Challenge To Christians To Unqualifiedly Condemn Genocide

The Catholic Church Sacrifices Charity At The Altar Of Bigotry

“The Closet Game!”

ZJ Defends “Everybody Draws Muhammad Day”

Family Research Council Lobbied Congress NOT To Denounce Uganda Bill

How And Why To Defect From The Catholic Church

On The “Compassion” In The Catholic Bishops’ Letter To Congress Against Gay Rights

ZJ On Mormons And Civil Liberties

ZJ Advocates For Transhumanism

If These Are God’s Miracles, Where Are His Priorities?

ZJ Lays The Smackdown On Sexists

On Comparing God To The Tooth Fairy

Go welcome her!

Your Thoughts and Favorite Zinnia Jones Videos?

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.

  • John Morales

    Your Thoughts and Favorite Zinnia Jones Videos?

    The name rings no bells for me*, and your pride by association is hardly admirable, your future excitement is future, and vloggers aren’t my cup of tea.

    (Such a gushing encomium!)

    * My favourites comprise the empty set.

    • http://physicalism.wordpress.com Physicalist

      Boy, he’s a grump, isn’t he?

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

      John, I actually describe the truth behind some forms of pride by association, not quite in this form but in other related ones, as part of my overall treatment of pride. I believe it is a legitimate attitude to hold.

      And lucky for you, Zinnia is the sort of vlogger who provides transcripts so you can just read her if you’d prefer.

    • John Morales

      Physicalist, perhaps I am, but it did elicit a pretty darn good response, no? :)

      (If I’m gonna comment, generally it ain’t to say ‘good post’ or something equally mutually embarrassing. There are exceptions)

      FWIW, I’ve perused the link provided, and it does make a pretty good case which I’m not inclined to dispute.

      He doesn’t say it (at least there), but I read it to imply that if one can have guilt by (voluntary) association, one should perforce also have be able to have pride by association. Fair is fair.


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