I Participated In A Video Conversation On Atheist Parenting

I just had a total blast hanging out with Kylie Sturgess, Ophelia Benson, PZ Myers, and Russell Glasser talking about atheist parenting for an hour. Forgive the echo on the audio early on, it should go away:

I would love it if you would watch the video and offer Your Thoughts!

Here are some more posts where I have explored the sorts of issues about atheism and values inculcation that I focused much of my discussion on. I am also including in these links posts about my religious upbringing and its affects on me since I discussed my extensive experience with emotionalistic religious indoctrination at religious camps:

Faith As Corruption Of Children’s Intellectual Judgment

Answering Greta: My Goals As An Atheist Writer (in this post I argue for the need for constructive non-theistic communities that inculcated values with alternative deliberateness to religious communities).

On Atheism and Parenting: An Interview With George Waye

Christopher Hitchens and Freethinking Parenting At Its Best

Before I Deconverted: Ministers As Powerful Role Models

My Fundamentalist Preacher Brother, His Kids, And Me (And “What To Do About One’s Religiously Raised Nieces and Nephews”)

Before I Deconverted: I Was A Teenage Christian Contrarian

Before I Deconverted, I Already Believed in Equality Between the Sexes

Addressing Skepticism About Atheism’s Value For Skepticism

Atheism and Tradition Building

Against Accommodationism: Religion Has NO Proper Magisterium of Its Own

Also, as usual, let me recommend you read Richard Wade’s “Ask Richard” column which often features humane, nuanced, pragmatic, sage advice about particular quandaries that atheist parents find themselves in—most involving negotiating relationships with religious relatives, spouses, or children.

Your Thoughts?

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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.