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...]

Read Camels With Hammers At Patheos, Starting Today

This is my last post at Freethought Blogs–at least for the foreseeable future. All new Camels With Hammers for the foreseeable future will be featured exclusively at Patheos. After this weekend, all older posts will redirect automatically to the new site at Patheos. Once the archive of the blog is moved to Patheos, I will be shutting [Read More...]

The Legend of Zelda Played By An Orchestra

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the official launch of Camels With Hammers at Freethought Blogs, I bring you the triumphant strands of the theme to The Legend of Zelda. Zelda was the greatest video game of my childhood. Nay, of my life. I still remember my sense of wonder when at nine years [Read More...]

Recommended Posts

The substantive writing I do at Camels With Hammers tends to be more about ideas than current events and so many of my older posts are just as relevant (or irrelevant) and valuable (or invaluable) as the day I wrote them. In the right hand column, below the ads and the FTB blogroll and my “about me” [Read More...]

Freethought Blogs Clarifies Values and Procedures for Hiring and Firing

A year ago I wrote my first post at Freethought Blogs (before I found out that my blog wasn’t going to be formally introduced or linked from the front page for another week and a half). It is staggering to think of how much has gone down in the last 12 months in my life, [Read More...]

Paul Ryan’s Awful Giraffe (and a brief blog update)

Among the many people I had the good fortune of getting to hang out with at CONvergence was the amusing and philosophically capable Joshua Preston, who asks all the famous people he meets to draw him a giraffe. This was the giraffe Paul Ryan, who is Mitt Romney’s new running mate, drew: [Read more...]


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