“Find Your Understanding”

In this heartwarming commercial, a man overcomes his qualms in order to appreciate and celebrate his daughter’s happiness in marrying another woman.

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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.

  • http://physicalism.wordpress.com Physicalist

    Wish my father could be that understanding towards my sister.

  • http://criticallyskeptic-dckitty.blogspot.com Katherine Lorraine, Chaton de la Mort

    T^T I need a tissue.

    What scares me most about who I am is having to one day come out as trans to my parents – who are both Evangelical Christians. It scares me so much to think that there’s going to be a point in the future where phone calls will never happen, where birthdays and Thanksgivings and things like that will stop. I have to be me, I can’t lie about it anymore cause it’s killing me inside, but if I am me, then I could lose my family.

    • http://patheos.com/blogs/camelswithhammers/ Daniel Fincke

      I’m so sorry, Katherine. Do you think there is any way you can ease them into the concept of transgenderism before identifying yourself? Have you considered reaching out to Melissa at the Patheos atheist blog Permission to Live. Her process of coming to terms with her spouse’s transgenderism after having been raised (and courted her spouse) in a patriarchal Quiverful context was amazing and heartening to read. Let us know if there is anything any of us can do to help you.

  • Goldstein Squad Member

    “Goest thou to woman?” “Do not forget thy whip!”

    • http://patheos.com/blogs/camelswithhammers/ Daniel Fincke

      “Goest thou to woman?” “Do not forget thy whip!”

      Relevance? And why the artificially archaic translation?