6 Kinds of Atheists, 4 Kinds of Christians, and How Nietzsche's Zarathustra Deconverted Me

What are the differences between atheists who are ashamed, those who are apatheistic, those who are accommodationist, those who are lions, those who are children, and those who are hyenas? How did reading Nietzsche’s writings, and especially the book Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and Nobody, overwhelm me and undermine my faith so strongly [Read More...]

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

Life’s like a movie, make your ending, keep believing, keep pretending… As Tyler Cowen was talking about in the last post, humans are inexorably drawn to stories. I even like to think of every sentence as a story. It stars a subject which verbs something. And in my childhood there were two stories that loomed [Read More...]

Moments

Here’s to the many moments gone by already and the many more to come in the new year. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

In Memory of Christopher Hitchens, A Nietzschean Lion

Christopher Hitchens was not fond of Nietzsche. When I picked up his Portable Atheist I flipped to the table of contents to see what Nietzsche selections he’d included. And saw none. None?? Possibly the most famous, unabashed, and irreverent atheist of all time was not worthy of inclusion in Hitchens’s compendium? A brief remark found [Read More...]

Sick. Please Catch Up On Previous Posts While I Take A Short Hiatus

Well, it was bound to happen. I’m finally sick. For over 3 months now I’ve been working 6 days a week teaching 9 sections of philosophy at 5 schools which are spread over 4 land masses in 3 states, all while devoting Sundays and late nights and early mornings to writing near daily philosophical essays [Read More...]

Thanks

First, let me quickly thank you, whoever you are, for reading this. I do not know even a fraction of all of you thousands of people who traffic through Camels With Hammers all week but your presence is my adrenaline which motivates me to think harder and write smarter in order to keep you interested [Read More...]

Calling Out And Debunking William Lane Craig’s Smears Against Infidels and Apostates

Is William Lane Craig a philosopher? Some atheists seem to want to dismiss him as strictly a theologian and in no way a philosopher but sometimes he clearly attempts to make strictly philosophical arguments. By strictly philosophical arguments I mean ones whose premises make no necessary appeal to any presumed religious authorities but theoretically could [Read More...]

Before I Deconverted: I Was A Teenage Christian Contrarian

Daniel Fincke November 21,1993

A few weeks ago I began chronicling the story of my Christianity, my deconversion, and my personal and intellectual development post-deconversion. I began with the reminiscences, Before I Deconverted: My Christian Childhood and Before I Deconverted: Ministers As Powerful Role Models.  This post is a series of recollections of my high school religiosity. Below I cover [Read More...]

The Angry Atheist Interviews Me

So, yesterday I got interviewed by Reap Paden of The Angry Atheist podcast. We discussed my biography, deconversion, my views on criticizing religious people without slamming them, my mom, the dangers of nihilism and misogyny, why trolls on the internet are so evil, politics, and more! Check it out! Plus they designed this fantastic logo [Read More...]


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