22 Interviews in Support of the Secular Student Alliance!

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It pains me that this year the Secular Student Alliance is doing its annual fundraiser a week during the end of the semester, rather than after it’s over, as this is really the hardest time of year for me to carve out time to do anything special with my blog. I will do my own blogathon dedicated to the cause next time I have the time–possibly in just three weeks or so, depending on how fast or slow my grading goes.

That said, I can at least manage this one post with links to reruns as a means of support. Last summer I spent my first day ever with an SSA group and I was so blown away and enthused by the people I met. Several times that day I made lasting friendships in a matter of minutes. I wrote about my visit here and relived some of the magic by inviting them on The Camels With Hammers Show for the episode embedded atop this post.

Last year I also wrote a post on why I think the SSA’s work is so vital, based on how much my few fellow deconvert college friends and I suffered for not having such an organization available to us when we left Christianity in college.

Finally, in last year’s blogathon for the Secular Student Alliance, I carried out 18 written interviews in just 24 hours (often juggling 3 interviews at once!) with a wide range of fascinating people. A lot of fantastic discussions got lost in that rapid shuffle. If you missed any of them, today is as good a time as ever to catch up on them! Below is the full list of links to interviews. Read them and donate to the Secular Student Alliance.

My Metaethical Views Are Challenged, A Debate With “Ivan”

On Being A Gay Pakistani Atheist in America. An Interview with “Ehsan Ali”

Meet The Web Guy Behind Camels With Hammers: An Interview With Dave Smith

On Atheism and Parenting: An Interview with George Waye

On How To Help Spiritually Abused Women. An Interview with Vyckie Garrison of No Longer Quivering

From Transgenderism to Transhumanism: An Interview With Zinnia Jones

Butterflies and Wheels At Camels With Hammers. My Interview with Ophelia Benson

Defending The Catholic Faith, But Not The Pope. A Conversation With Mary The Catholic Graduate Student

Philosophy, Logic, and Goal Theory Ethics: An Interview With Richard Carrier

How To Talk About Racism. An Interview With Ian Cromwell of The Crommunist Manifesto

Is Anything Intrinsically Good or Bad? An Interview with James Gray

Lord Cthulhu Comes To Camels With Hammers: An Interview With PZ Myers

On Relativisms and Races. An Interview With Greg Laden

What Would JT Do If He Were Following The Law: An Interview About Students’ and Teachers’ Rights

An Interview With Shelley Segal

What About Philosophical Christianity With Progressive Values? A Debate With Marta Layton

Being An Atheist In Morocco. An Interview with “Damya”

A Conversation With James Croft About Philosophy, Humanism, and Ethics

Bonus Interview: Richard Wade Interviews Dan Fincke on Existentialism and Philosophy Concepts All Atheists Should Know

Other notable posts from the blogathon:

On The Value of Debunking Intricate Absurdities Point by Point

Jesse Galef and the Obnoxious CNN Interview Questions

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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.