"Good Sex Without God": A Conversation Between Greta Christina and Stephanie Zvan

Two of Freethought Blogs‘ own bloggers, Greta Christina of Greta Christina Blog and Stephanie Zvan of Almost Diamonds sat down for an interesting talk about atheism. Get to know Camels With Hammers‘s new neighbors by listening to their chat here. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Moral Perfectionism, Moral Pragmatism, Free Love Ethics, and Adultery

Kelly: You are a moral absolutist, Jaime. Jaime: Nonsense. You are the one who wants to impose monogamy on everyone, whether they like it or not. Kelly: No, when we talked the other day, I conceded it was your right to have whatever kinds of open relationships you wanted. I only said that, given human [Read More...]

The Evils of the Sermon on the Mount (Part 1)

Progressives, regardless of whether they are liberal Christians or non-believers, like to accuse fundamentalist Christians of ignoring Jesus’s supposed message of love and tolerance, which is supposedly epitomized by his remarks in the Sermon on the Mount. Actually reading the Bible, Jesus does not actually always live up to the billing progressives give him as [Read More...]

A Debate About The Value of Permanent Promiscuity

Jaime: I think monogamy is a mistake as an ideal. I believe in permanent promiscuity. Kelly: You’re saying people should cheat on each other? Jaime: No, if there were no monogamy there would be no cheating. We do not have monofriendamy do we? We do not say you are “cheating” on one of your friends [Read More...]

Love Virginity

Ophelia has been digging up so much horrifying misogyny and abusive teachings about the roles of women and love and sex in various contemporary fundamentalist, evangelical, explicitly patriarchal communities that my jaw hits the floor and my heart sinks to my stomach just about every time I read her indispensable blog. Last night she highlighted [Read More...]

The “I Have Sex” Campaign

The students at Wesleyan College want to be treated respectfully and as adults and to have the government respect and support organizations like Planned Parenthood which help them manage their sexual activity safely and responsibly: Their Facebook page. via Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Dan Savage on Nightline

An amusing as expected profile: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

RSA Animate Of Stephen Pinker, “Language As A Window Into Human Nature”

Fantastic, insightful, and intuitively correct stuff about why we bother to use innuendos and other forms of indirect language where the literal meaning of what we are saying is undisguisedly clear: Thanks to Shane. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Poe or No Poe? “Heaven Sex”

I have been inspired to introduce a new series on Camels With Hammers which I am entitling “Poe or No Poe?” and which will run however frequently or infrequently as proves necessary.  In “Poe or No Poe?” posts, I will offer you lunacy riddled statements from apparent fundamentalists and other extremists around the internet and [Read More...]


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