18 Facts About New York

I only miss her when I think about her. Can’t wait to be in a position to move back again. Your Facts and Memories About New York? [Read more...]

John Oliver Hilariously Highlights The Need For Net Neutrality

NPR reports that the FCC has been flooded with comments since this. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Point of Humanist Chaplains (and other clergy equivalents)

There’s a pretty good article in The Atlantic about the Navy’s recent rejection of Jason Heap’s application to become the U.S. military’s first humanist chaplain. At least the stated reason he was rejected didn’t involve reference to his lack of belief in God. The Navy just said it was “a very competitive process”. The other [Read More...]

Today is the International Day of Doubt–Here’s How You Participate

Last year was the first International Day of Doubt and I was very gratified by participating. I actually had a couple people contact me and I was able to help them. If you’re the kind of atheist who is or can be open about your disbelief, it’s really vital that others who are afraid to [Read More...]

Empowerment Ethics: “Are Moral Issues Too Subjective To Argue Over?”

The following originally appeared on Secularite as part of my “Empowerment Ethics” series, which now appears on Camels With Hammers. In a couple of previous posts, I have considered four things people mean when they say “morality is just subjective”. In this post, I want to analyze how such statements sometimes serve as attempts to stop contentious confrontations over [Read More...]

#YesAllMen Are Responsible

Last Saturday in California a young man carried out a killing spree that appears to have ended in suicide. He had already promised his rampage in videos on the internet which had already gotten the attention of his therapist, his family, and the police. He also wrote a lengthy manifesto. Between his manifesto, his videos, [Read More...]

Empowerment Ethics: “Does Everyone Mean Something Different By The Word ‘Good’?”

The following originally appeared on Secularite as part of my “Empowerment Ethics” series, which now appears on Camels With Hammers. One of the interesting forms that moral skepticism takes is this ambiguous question, “Doesn’t everyone mean something different by the word ‘good’?” Or, in its declarative statement form, “There can be no objective meaning of [Read More...]

Empowerment Ethics: “Is Morality Relative?”

The following originally appeared on Secularite as part of my “Empowerment Ethics” series, which now appears on Camels With Hammers. In my last two posts, I have talked about various things people mean when they say morality is subjective. There are more meanings to cover, but for now I would like to address an interrelated problem that is [Read More...]

One Way To See Sisyphus Happy

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Background. By Existentialist Comics. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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