Penn and Teller on the Boy Scouts

Penn’s inartful, gratuitous abusive language throughout the video is a quite a bore, but the information is important.

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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.

  • Laurent Weppe

    Speaking of Scouts, apparently, the belgian boy scouts recently decided to erase any reference to God in their oath:
    http://www.lalibre.be/societe/general/article/723691/la-reference-a-dieu-supprimee-de-la-loi-scoute.html

  • A Theist

    I am working on play about Anti Theist bigots operating in the Kansas City area.

    There will be students, an insane lawyer, and a Russian immigrant raised under an Officially Atheistic educational system as protagonists.

    • baal

      Sounds lovely? About time someone did a send up of Penn Gillette? You do know that writing your opponents into humiliating or ‘just so’ positions is both easy to do and trite? I’m guessing the students and lawyer will wind up dead from hedonistic excess and the 3rd will be ‘saved’ by the selfless act of a weak and poor person and now having witnessed virtue will suddenly be filled by the wholey spirits and thank God for existing?

      I wish you luck getting a venue and backers.


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