Apostasy As A Religious Act (Or "Why A Camel Hammers The Idols of Faith")

As part of introducing myself here at Freethought Blogs, I decided to repost below a post I wrote in February, which should shed some light on where I come from and why my blog is called Camels With Hammers: In “The Three Transformations of the Spirit” in Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone [Read More...]

Ask Me Anything

Here’s a post (or a comments section) in which you can get to know me beyond the basics that I laid out in my introductory post. Whether you’re a long time reader migrating over to the new site with me or a Freethought Blogs reader discovering Camels With Hammers for the first time, this can [Read More...]

Hello Freethought Blogs!

Hi everybody! For new readers, my name is Dan Fincke and I am truly delighted and honored to move my blog, Camels With Hammers to the FreeThought Blogs network, which I am certain will become the center of the atheist blogosphere in no time.  I am extremely grateful to Ed and PZ for giving me [Read More...]

Coming Soon To Camels With Hammers: More Nietzsche

I wrote my doctoral dissertation primarily on Nietzsche’s philosophy. In the first four chapters, I developed a textual, systematic reading of Nietzsche’s views on metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics, and in the fifth chapter I gave my own account of metaethics which attempted, on the one hand, to further develop, supplement, and systematize Nietzsche’s best ideas, [Read More...]

My Appearance on the Ardent Atheist Podcast

So, last Wednesday night I went on the Ardent Atheist show and you can now stream it just by clicking here or, if you would like to download it free from iTunes, by clicking here and selecting episode 005. The comedians who I had the privilege of being on the show with were really great [Read More...]

I’ll Be On The Ardent Atheist Podcast 10PM EST Tonight

Stream it at 10PM here. Details about what the show will be about and clips of the comedians appearing with me here. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Guest Blogger James Gray This Weekend And My First Podcast Appearance (Wednesday 3/16)

Hey everyone, I’m still trying to rest up so that I can beat this illness, and so I have asked good friend of Camels With Hammers, our popular frequent commenter James Gray (of the blog Ethical Realism) to fill in for me this weekend. Also, I am excited to announce that I will be interviewed [Read More...]


I’ve been lethargic from sickness since Saturday and so I have had no energy for blogging and have felt the need to spend as much of my energy as possible recuperating so that I can be well for my students as soon as possible. I promise a reinvigorated return to blogging soon as I am [Read More...]

I Have Received An Open Letter

In reply to my post Why Atheists Should Not Give Up Challenging Theism And Theists (and to the subsequent overly-dramatic fallout in that post’s comments section), comes this “open letter” to me from GreenGeekGirl. I do not think I have ever received an open letter before (unless we count the one from that rabbi to the [Read More...]