City on a Hill

This is a guest post by Mike Bennett, republished with permission from his blog Through a Glass, Brightly. In the high Arctic there are mountains without names. I’m flying from London to Vancouver and somewhere in Greenland there are ranges of hills far from anywhere, which must almost never have been gazed upon from the ground; [Read More...]

Atheism Is Not A Religion. But There Should Be Atheistic Religions.

Many people on the defensive against vocal atheistic criticism of religious beliefs (either because they see it as a threat to their own religiosity or because it affronts their misinterpretation of what religious tolerance should be) think they’re being clever and catching a great irony when they lazily play “gotcha!” and declare that “atheism is a [Read More...]

The Moral Imperative Not To Dehumanize When We Criticize #MuslimLivesMatter

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A few years ago I wanted to write a blog post about frustrating evasions that religious people make when we try to criticize their beliefs, values, and institutions. The first thing I was eager to rail about was the way that they accuse us of calling them “stupid” when all we are doing is showing [Read More...]

Barrier Breaker

In December I invited Peter Mosley on board at Camels With Hammers as a regular guest blogger after long enjoying and wanting to amplify his voice, having followed him on Facebook and his blog Barrier Breaker for many months. Now I’m delighted to announce that he has moved Barrier Breaker to Patheos’s Atheism channel and [Read More...]

Skepticism of Claims in Lars Andersen’s Trick Archery Video

Archer, skeptic, and friend of Camels With Hammers Anna Maltese has made a terrific video responding to the outsized claims of a popular trick shooting video about Lars Andersen’s skills that I put on the blog recently: Below is the video being criticized, again, in case you haven’t seen it and want to see it [Read More...]

What Stephen Fry Would Say To The Christian God If He Existed…

Stephen Fry pulls no punches in this video. [Read more...]

A Short Dialogue on Pushy Proselytizers

Robin: “You can’t blame people for being ‘pushy’ and trying to save your soul. It’s like complaining about someone trying to push you out of the way of a speeding bus. You wouldn’t complain that they were ‘pushy’ THEN would you?” Jamie: “For the analogy to work, this would have to be an invisible bus that [Read More...]

Replace “Godparents” With “Guideparents”

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Two years ago, I passed on to you readers an atheist friend’s request for help in figuring out what to call a secular equivalent of a “godparent”. Tonight Rico commented with the suggestion I am most enthused about. We can call them “Guideparents”. I love it. I’m happy to see the British Humanist Association uses this terminology already. [Read More...]

“Started as a Baby”, Another Hilarious Jon Lajoie Song

Jon Lajoie continues to crack me up: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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