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.

What Stephen Fry Would Say To The Christian God If He Existed…

Stephen Fry pulls no punches in this video. [Read more...]

Just Why Is The Abyss Gazing At You?

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Nietzsche in Beyond Good and Evil section 146 writes, “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.” Now Zach Wiener at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal gives us more never known before information: Click either comic panel [Read More...]

A Short Dialogue on Pushy Proselytizers

Robin: “You can’t blame people for being ‘pushy’ and trying to save your soul. It’s like complaining about someone trying to push you out of the way of a speeding bus. You wouldn’t complain that they were ‘pushy’ THEN would you?” Jamie: “For the analogy to work, this would have to be an invisible bus that [Read More...]

A Directory of Philosophers From Underrepresented Groups

The American Philosophical Association recently publicized the existence of a directory of philosophers from underrepresented groups. Below is explanation of the project from the directory’s main page, as it presently stands: The UPDirectory publicizes information about philosophers who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups in philosophy. The purpose of the directory is to provide an easy-to-use resource for anyone [Read More...]

Replace “Godparents” With “Guideparents”

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Two years ago, I passed on to you readers an atheist friend’s request for help in figuring out what to call a secular equivalent of a “godparent”. Tonight Rico commented with the suggestion I am most enthused about. We can call them “Guideparents”. I love it. I’m happy to see the British Humanist Association uses this terminology already. [Read More...]

“Started as a Baby”, Another Hilarious Jon Lajoie Song

Jon Lajoie continues to crack me up: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Jesus Loves Me (But He Can’t Stand You)

The Austin Lounge Lizards skewer judgmental Christianity in this funny song from their album Lizard Vision: Definitely one to bookmark and give to Christians when they’re sounding just like this song. Thanks to Gretchen for the find! Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

SNL Country Parody Song Lampoons the False Hope of Faith

A nicely done parody of faith-mongering from Saturday Night Live. Thanks to Shira for the find. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Lars Anderson Rediscovers and Masters Amazing Archery Techniques (Video)

This video is truly incredible. They need to make an action movie with this guy performing all the archery with this kind of “clearly not special effects” reality: Update: Greg points me to this interesting post which tries to lower some of the hype of the narration. ALSO Anna Maltese–who is a skeptic, an archer, [Read More...]


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