Camels With Hammers At The Reason Rally

So next weekend is, of course, the Reason Rally in Washington, DC. If you can make it, please consider doing so as it is a huge opportunity for American atheists nationwide to make our presence known in our capitol—a place where, in the 21st Century, secularism is increasingly and appallingly treated like a dirty word [Read More...]

My Interview With "Whatever Whatever Amen"

A week and a half ago I had a blast being interviewed by Amy Childs (pictured above) for her podcast Whatever Whatever Amen. You can listen to our conversation here. Below is her description of our conversation topics: Freethought blogger and philosophy professor Dan Fincke talks with me today about all kinds of stuff, like…How attending a [Read More...]

Before I Deconverted, I Already Believed In Equality Between The Sexes

Growing up as an Evangelical Christian on Long Island I essentially already believed in the equality of the sexes. At least when it came to sex itself. Now, I would listen to arguments that my powerfully influential youth minister role models would make to me about the different roles men and women were to serve [Read More...]

My Neighborhood in the News

So my dad told me that his wife’s daughter saw me on WNBC news yesterday morning. I cannot yet find the clip though. In the video below they interview a guy who runs a dry cleaner on my block. I only went did my dry cleaning through him once but he was a really cool [Read More...]

Poor Crommunist

Hopefully all you read Ian Cromwell’s terrific blog, Crommunist Manifesto. He’s going to need your support in the future. Today he got the news he will be enrolled in a PhD program. As most of you know, nearly two years ago I finished a 10-year sentence in a PhD program. I know what you’re thinking: [Read More...]

Before I Deconverted: I Dabbled With Calvinism In College (Everyone Was Doing It)

I’m writing a series of posts about my Christian upbringing and the philosophical and personal road to my deconversion. Often it is easy for atheists, especially for those who never were serious religious believers, to not understand how religious thinking works from the inside. What counts as evidence for or against theological propositions when you [Read More...]

I'm a Muppet of a Man, I'm a Very Manly Muppet

In honor of the most justly deserved Oscar win for “Man or Muppet” just now, I am reposting my personal meditation/film review which was inspired by the song and written (and lost in the barrage of so many posts) during my January blogathon. Enjoy! [Read more...]

Would You Die For Atheism?

My answer. You? [Read more...]

"What Are The Limits of Church Authority In the Public Sphere?"

This is part 2 of a debate with Roman Catholic theology graduate student named Mary. In part 1, we introduced and began to debate the topic of whether or not universities, hospitals, and social agencies run by the Catholic Church should be exempted from laws requiring employers to provide their employees health insurance that covers [Read More...]


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