12 Murdered in Paris, Apparently Over Satire of Islam #CharlieHebdo #JeSuisCharlie


UPDATE JANUARY 13, 2015: Here’s my post about the controversies swirling around Charlie Hebdo in the last 6 days since the massacre: Answering 16 of the Worst #JeSuisCharlie #CharlieHebdo Memes Ten journalists at Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris were assassinated this morning. Two  policemen were also killed and about twenty people were wounded. The perpetrators are apparently Muslim extremists. In this video you [Read More...]

The Onion Interviews God

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2014 Camels With Hammers Monthly “Posts of the Month”

Going month by month, below were the Camels With Hammers posts featuring my original writing from each month that made the biggest splashes throughout the year, as judged by traffic totals. If you missed any, catch up! January 1, 2014: On The End of My Adjunct Teaching Career February 26, 2014: Opposing The Jesus Meme March [Read More...]

Why a secular safe space is still important to me.

The following was written by guest contributor Amber Adamson. I struggle a lot when it comes to my feelings about friends and loved ones who belong to Abrahamic faiths. When in public, I often downplay this. Most of the time, it’s not an issue. They’re progressive politically, and we can just work around the subject of [Read More...]

Why Would True Believers Want Us To Lie Before God?

Yesterday I reposted an excellent article from Dylan Walker’s Skeptimus Prime blog. In it he explained that the reason he refuses to participate in Christmas prayers or other religious prayers or rituals with family or others is that as an ex-Christian he takes seriously the meaning of prayer. Prayer was a big part of his life [Read More...]

One Atheist’s Christmas Eve Thoughts (Or, Why I Became A Liberal The Night I Left Christianity)

The following was written by guest contributor Peter Mosley. It’s Christmas Eve, 2014, and as I’m sitting here thinking about the powerful meaning Christmas once held for me, my mind has gone back to the night I officially stopped seeing the Nativity Story as nonfiction – a Friday night in early April 2012. I was deeply [Read More...]

Why I won’t join in Christmas prayers or other religious practices


This is a guest post by Dylan Walker, cross-posted from his Skeptimus Prime blog with his permission. Christmas, more than any other time of the year, is full various religious rituals, so the question of how deal with them comes up often. Theists, and even other atheists, often have trouble understanding why I (and many other atheists) won’t [Read More...]

Should Atheists Parents Teach Their Kids Santa Is Real?

Self-conscious atheists, by which I mean those of us who are atheists for well thought out and intellectually or morally principled reasons, can be the sorts of people who are suspicious of the whole tradition of lying to children about the existence of Santa Claus. Could it be counter-productive to the already difficult task of [Read More...]