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...]

The Camels With Hammers Civility Pledge

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A lot of people say civil debate is impossible online. I think it’s vitally necessary. Below are my reasons for writing a civility pledge for people engaged in public discussions about ideas to commit themselves to. I received help from others who may or may not choose to reveal themselves. They have not seen the [Read More...]

Your Options For Studying Philosophy With Me This Winter and Spring

So last month I announced my desire to teach non-matriculated online philosophy classes and set up a survey for interested people to fill out. I’m very grateful that Ed Brayton and Richard Wade also publicized my survey. I have received a heartening amount of interest and tentatively scheduled 5 online courses for you to choose from. If [Read More...]

Study Philosophy With Me In 2013

In 2013, I intend to start teaching students privately online for a much more affordable price than the average college class. I intend to help former religious believers interested in exploring the possibilities for reason-based answers to philosophical questions about the nature of ethics, knowledge, metaphysics, the mind, and the self. In particular I hope to spend [Read More...]

James Croft on Humanist Values, Opposing Religion, and Supporting Gay Marriage as Sacred

James Croft will be on the Camels With Hammers Show on Sunday morning at 10am EST. In this post, I put up two excellent speeches he gave this year. In one he explains how Humanists historically have, and in the future can, play a special role as moral reformers. In another he attempts to give a morally and politically influential speech–and succeeds. Along with the videos, I quote an illuminating section of an interview I conducted with him last summer. [Read more...]

The Camels With Hammers Show: Bisexuality, Dialogue Between Atheists and Believers, Deconverting, and Right Wing Atheism

Over the summer I had a blast spending a day with the St. Cloud State University Secular Student Alliance. I wrote all about that day previously. I decided to relive the magic and share it with you by inviting some of the people I met onto The Camels With Hammers Show. We wound up not [Read More...]

Welcome, Theists and Other Religious Believers, To My Atheistic Blog

Welcome, theists and religious people, to Camels With Hammers. My name is Dan Fincke and I am happy to have you at my atheist blog alongside my existing audience of passionate, knowledgeable, and (usually) friendly atheists. Please use the comments section of this post to ask me any questions you have about me, my philosophy, [Read More...]


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