What Are You Doing Labor Day Weekend, Pennsylvania?

I know I will be going to Pittsburgh for Labor Day weekend, August 29-31. I will be speaking at the 2014 Pennsylvania Atheists/Humanists Conference. I went to the 2013 conference just as an attendee and had a blast, finally met a lot of friends from online, and for the first time met a lot of new cool [Read More...]

Camels With Hammers Turns 5 Years Old Today!

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Warning: This is a personal post, so only read it if you’re interested in me and my navel gazing and victory lapping about my own life. No complaining if you read on and don’t like either of these things. You were warned! June 23, 2009 was the beginning of the Camels With Hammers era of my life. [Read More...]

Join Me In The 5th Circle of Atheist Hell

Andrew at Laughing At Purgatory explains my place in the fifth ring of atheist hell: Fifth Ring of Hell: Other Atheists Some may have issue with my placing other of the godless so deep in the 9 Rings. Are other atheists have really as bad as living in the Bible belt or worse than having to listen [Read More...]

“God’s Not Dead” Fans, I Dare You To Study The Existence of God With Me, a Real Atheist Philosophy Professor.

I spent 11 years teaching philosophy at universities and I am an outspoken atheist blogger. So, I took special interest in the mean-spirited mischaracterization of people like me in the evangelical Christian movie God’s Not Dead, in which an atheist philosophy professor (the fictional Professor Radisson) is cast as a bullying villain. I also used to [Read More...]

A Bitter Sweet Goodbye To Unreasonable Faith

In June 2009, I took my abandoned personal blog and, with the help of an old friend from college who had recently deconverted and become enthused about my writing, I relaunched it as Camels With Hammers, determined to make it a well-read blog. Although the very first post, curiously, doesn’t even mention atheism (or anything else [Read More...]

The Secret Intimacy Between Solitary Writers and Readers

Were you and I to interact directly, whether communicating face to face or exchanging messages in writing, we would be tailoring our self-presentation to each other. We would be thinking about what information we feel comfortable divulging and how exactly to frame it so that we can represent ourselves, our opinions, and our lives how [Read More...]

Before I Deconverted: My Dad and My God

Christians frequently accuse atheists of just “hating God” because we hate our dads. In this post, I dig through the myriad ways one’s perceptions of one’s dad might affect one’s views on God in varying directions and then do what so many Christians intrusively demand: I get on the couch for some personal amateur psychoanalysis about how my relationship with my dad relates to my former faith and my current atheism. [Read more...]

Here’s The Fall 2014 Schedule! Enroll Today in My Online Philosophy Classes!

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New Classes Starting the first week of September! I have a PhD in Philosophy from Fordham University. I taught over 2,450 students spread across 93 sections of Philosophy during 11 years in university classrooms. In 2005, based on student voting, I earned the Fordham University Graduate Student Association’s Teaching Fellow of the Year award. Now I [Read More...]

Since My Deconversion: I Think I’ve Been in Denial About Christian Insincerity.

Yesterday Frank Schaeffer published a post that’s already going viral accusing the moneymakers atop the Evangelical Christian world of not really buying what they’re selling: Let’s be honest. Sure some smart young people who “come to Christ” are deeply sincere. Then life happens to them and they come to see that nothing is quite as [Read More...]


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