Ex-Muslim Sundas Hoorain on Becoming an Apostate and on Islamic History

Last weekend members of The Heresy Club were my special guests on The Camels With Hammers Show. Sundas Hoorain was one of them. Here is a video in which she discusses her journey out of Islam and the fascinatingly varied ways that social and cultural practices have changed over the years:

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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.

  • Laurent Weppe

    I must say, there’s one thing about your blog I hate right now:

    You put a ton of videos, with zero transcript (ok, these demands a lot of work to be made) and zero summaries.
    So it often comes to “Hey, I’ve had an interesting debate with people, check out this two hour long video”
    Or “check this 20 minutes long speech” which would be so much easier to deconstruct into its several arguments if there was a written version instead of having to listen several times to it hoping that youtube will not screw the streaming again
    .
    Yeah, I know, nitpicky first-world problems. Still, I don’t think the current “put every opinion on video” fashion represent a progress.

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

      Yeah, sorry about that Laurent. I’ve just had a hard time getting writing time this semester. I have already been devising plans to make the audio-visual stuff more accessible. I’ve got a couple volunteers interested in transcribing these videos I’m making and I am going to be releasing shorter excerpts from the videos so they’re not so long. Hopefully at least some of those shorter videos will have transcripts. And hopefully some of the obstacles to writing I’ve had the last month will not be issues in the next two months. Hopefully.


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