Iran: The Uncertain Nation

An Iranian lives life feeling as if someone has raised their hand to slap them, and they really might slap them, but right now they’re just holding their hands mid-air and not bringing it down. [Read more...]

What Kind of Minority is an Ex-Muslim?

Kaveh Mousavi is an Iranian ex-Muslim blogger. Any day now his blog On the Margin of Error will move to the Atheist Channel on Patheos. In the meantime he will be guest posting here on Camels With Hammers while he gets set up. Below is Kaveh’s answer to my question about what it is like to be an atheist [Read More...]

My Thoughts On Liberty

I’m delighted to announce that one of my favorite bloggers, Iranian ex-Muslim and close personal friend of mine, Kaveh Mousavi will be bringing his On The Margin of an Error blog here to Patheos on the Atheism channel starting next week! In order to introduce Kaveh to you, I am giving over Camels With Hammers to him for the next week [Read More...]

Breaking The Generational Cycle of Child Abuse

This is a guest post by M Dolon Hickmon. “How do you approach parenting in order to not replicate the abusive patterns of your past?” This question was most recently posed to me by philosopher and Patheos blogger Dan Fincke, but as a father, who is also a survivor of- and an outspoken campaigner against religiously [Read More...]

What True Repentance Looks Like

A couple weeks ago I excerpted and linked to an article in which friend of Camels With Hammers M. Dolon Hickmon described the viciousness of the beatings his father inflicted upon him as a small child and the origins of this child abuse in explicitly religious training. Dolon has also written a mystery thriller called 13:24: [Read More...]

What to Make of our Natural Dispositions to Supernaturalism?

Reasonable Doubts has a terrific new episode critically analyzes arguments against atheism by psychologist Justin L. Barrett and philosopher Kelly Clark that try to combine findings in cognitive science that indicate natural dispositions in most people towards supernaturalistic beliefs with an interpretation of warrant for beliefs that comes from Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga in order [Read More...]

Teaching Empathy Instead of Obedience

Libby Anne’s latest brilliant post on parenting analyzes a recent incident in which her 2 year old son hit her 5 year old daughter with a toy and the 5 year old struck back and caused him to cry. As soon as Libby Anne heard him cry she swooped onto the situation and the 5 [Read More...]

Cory Booker’s Pro-Atheist Tweets

Good on Cory Booker! Religion without determined human kindness is an absurdity: “Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.”Jon Stewart — Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) September 21, 2014 I’m a Christian & believe we should listen to Athiests especially if they challenge us. Christians have no monopoly on truth @magnoliaflower — [Read More...]



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