All The Worst Anti-Atheist Chain E-mails Amalgamated Into One

A cathartic satire. I need to remember to have this on hand for the next time someone sends me an e-mail with any of these ridiculous apocryphal stories.


It is unclear whether all the readers are familiar with the ubiquitous chain e-mails that this is parodying.

So here they are:
Atheist Professor vs. Chalk.
Atheist Professor vs. Marine
Atheist Professor vs. Einstein (if you scroll down, this one also has the marine story and an especially nasty and hyperbolically silly variation involving a Navy SEAL.)

For a bonus, here is a fun cartoon on the chalk story.

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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.