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...]

We Need Both Safe Spaces AND Philosophically Open Ones

I am answering objections to my comments moderation policy that asks for no insulting language and for slowness to make personal attacks. Familiarity with previous posts should not be necessary for new readers to understand the discussion below, which covers the topic of safe spaces and explains why even though I think they are a great idea, [Read More...]

The Camels With Hammers Chicago Meet Up Is Tonight (8/4/12)!

If you live in Chicago, come join me and other Camels With Hammers readers tonight from 5pm-whenever-we-get-too-exhausted-to-continue-our-revelry at the Beer Bistro. It is located at 1061 West Madison Street in Chicago’s West Loop. View Larger Map [Read more...]

On Dealing With Trolling, Banning, and Uncomfortable Disagreements

There have been many objections to both the wisdom of my comments policy and my general stand against the use of epithets and incivility and what I see as hasty personal attacks that derail philosophical discussions. I am writing 8 posts to address 8 major objections. I have already written my own summaries of all the objections I [Read More...]


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