The Tweet Commandments

Camels With Hammers is now blessed to be followed on Twitter by Omnipresent G-d (LORD YHWH) and is delighted to learn that after a couple thousand years of silence and that whole Jesus era onward in which He stopped speaking for himself and started speaking only through spokesmen, YHWH is back with his own distinctive, [Read More...]

The Atheism Tapes: Richard Dawkins Interviewed By Jonathan Miller

An interview from the time of the beginning of the Iraq war.  He talks about the connection between religion and people’s tendency to personify evil and personify good and religion and whether such religious thinking is partly to blame for Bush’s and Blair’s judgments.  Dawkins discusses how at 9 the plurality of religions initially led [Read More...]

Philosophical Ethics: Bruce Russell On Theories About What Makes An Action Rational Or Not

In a series of posts this semester, I am going to blog all (or almost all) the lecture topics for the two Philosophical Ethics classes I am teaching this semester. Each of these posts will primarily explicate the reading or a theme that dominated class discussion in a way that should be accessible to novices [Read More...]

Blaghag Gives Presentation On Her Creation Museum Trip

Last month we covered PZ Myers’ and the Secular Student Alliance’s tirp to Ken Ham’s Creation Museum quite extensively.  Now comes this video of Jennifer McCreight (aka the blogger “Blag Hag”, senior biology major at Purdue, and president of Purdue’s Society For Non-Theists) with a presentation she gave at Purdue giving the lowdown on her [Read More...]

Biblical Slavery, In Context

Does the Bible REALLY endorse slavery, when read in CONTEXT??? Yes, yes it does. Leviticus 25:44-46: ‘As for your male and female slaves whom you may have– you may acquire male and female slaves from the pagan nations that are around you. Then, too, it is out of the sons of the sojourners who live [Read More...]

And They Say The Atheists Are Angry…

There are a million Richard Dawkins interviews out there and in the next few weeks it looks like we’ll be seeing a million more with the release of The Greatest Show On Earth.  This one is worth highlighting simply because the interviewer shows an astonishing hostility to the very idea that Dawkins would dare reject [Read More...]

“The Atheist” As Symbol And Boundary-Marking Cultural Category In America

The hostility to atheism is so incredibly illogical, but there it is, from this paper out of the University of Minnesota, published in American Sociological Review in April 2006: The core point of this article can be stated concisely. Atheists are at the top of the list of groups that Americans find problematic in both [Read More...]

On Failing To Grasp How Competition Can Be Cooperative And How Cooperation Can Be Counter-Productive

Robin Hanson responds to work such as Frans de Waal’s which emphasizes the invaluable role that empathy and cooperation played in natural selection of humans by stressing that as good as cooperation might be, we are prone to making serious errors about what genuinely helpful cooperation entails in specific instances: The unstated moral behind most [Read More...]

There Are No Theists In Hospital Waiting Rooms

Have to post the video just for the great title alone. But the information is also important and sad.  Before watching this video, please do yourself a favor and read Those Who Walk Away From Omelas if you never have before.  It’s worth experiencing reading it for yourself before watching the video since the video [Read More...]


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