Be Secular Interviews, Mandisa Thomas Black and Me

Tonight at 9pm Eastern Time, I will be on Mark Nebo’s “Be Secular Interview of the Week” show. Go here to watch live and, of course, I’ll post the video afterwards. Below is his interview last week with Mandisa Thomas, a founder and current President of Black Nonbelievers, Inc. and an organizer of last weekend’s [Read More...]

Unveiling A New Weekly Schedule For Camels With Hammers Topics

I am designating a distinct topic (or sphere of topics) to each day of the week to make the Camels With Hammers experience more reliably diverse and to help readers know when they can find what they’re looking for more readily. [Read more...]

After I Deconverted: I Started Blogging

In this post I thank readers–especially those who offered their readership and support in the early days when they were all the motivation I had to keep going and not quit–for helping this blog make it to four years old. Then I reminisce about my pre-CWH days as a blogger and my road to deciding to create CWH. [Read more...]

No Longer Quivering’s Vyckie Garrison Will Be…

…on The Camels With Hammers Show tomorrow at ~3pm Eastern! Watch us stream live at my YouTube page (and don’t forget to subscribe to the page to keep apprised with all new video clips). I will post the full video of our interview here on the blog afterwards and then make shorter clips.

I also have gone through and made more manageable clips of older episodes of The Camels With Hammers Show. If you scroll through my videos on my YouTube page you can see shorter clips with titles that can guide you to what most interests you about my interviews with people like Harvard Humanist and Patheos blogger James Croft, the group of young predominantly UK bloggers The Heresy Club, the thoughtful students of St. Cloud State University’s Secular Student Alliance, former Christian preacher Jerry DeWitt, and my openly gay then-Benedictine-monk John “Bede” Hazlet. (This week, John left the monastery. When I am at liberty to discuss publicly the circumstances, I hope to.) So, check out clips!

Finally, in preparation for my interview with Vyckie Garrison of No Longer Quivering, which is a fantastic hub for helping (primarily) women escape Christian patriarchy and which is the blog that launched Libby Anne’s Love, Joy, Feminism career, read my interview with her from a year ago. [Read more...]

Your Comment Wasn’t Deleted, I Just Found 42 Missing Comments!

Hey everyone. If you made a comment in the last three weeks and it never appeared on the site, I’m really sorry. I just discovered that there were 42 comments awaiting me in moderation. I still haven’t gotten the hang of Disqus and the need to go seek out the moderation queue manually. On the [Read More...]

Would You Like To Join Teresa MacBain, Shelley Segal, and Me in Philosophical Discussion This Summer?

A couple of atheist celebrities joined up for my philosophy class. And there’s still time for you to sign up too! [Read more...]

Welcome Theists and Religious People to Camels With Hammers!

Are you a theist or a religious believer generally? With the attention Camels With Hammers has received this week from Real Clear Religion, , and The Drew Marshall Show, there has been an exciting influx of new religious readers here at this atheist blog. So, I wrote this post (which you can see by clicking on the headline) in order to orient new theists and other religious readers who would like to critically engage with atheists while visiting this blog. I’m delighted to have you here! [Read more...]

Commenting Closed For Weekend As Commenting System Changes Over

Hi everyone. Patheos is switching the blog over to Disquis as its commenting system. As part of this, any comments posted during the transition would get lost. So I have shut down the commenting feature until the switch over is complete in order that no one posts something only to have it get lost. [Read more...]

Oklahoma Atheists Interview Me About Why Philosophy and Civility Matter

Listen to parts one and
two of my interview with the Oklahoma Atheists about the importance of philosophy and the Camels With Hammers Civility Pledge’s origins, meaning, and opponents. Sorry have not been writing much, I will reply to more of the criticisms and insights many are offering around the blogosphere and will generally start writing on more diverse topics again soon. I’ve spent 3 months with distracting housing anxieties that are now thankfully over. [Read more...]