City on a Hill

This is a guest post by Mike Bennett, republished with permission from his blog Through a Glass, Brightly. In the high Arctic there are mountains without names. I’m flying from London to Vancouver and somewhere in Greenland there are ranges of hills far from anywhere, which must almost never have been gazed upon from the ground; [Read More...]

Atheism Is Not A Religion. But There Should Be Atheistic Religions.

Many people on the defensive against vocal atheistic criticism of religious beliefs (either because they see it as a threat to their own religiosity or because it affronts their misinterpretation of what religious tolerance should be) think they’re being clever and catching a great irony when they lazily play “gotcha!” and declare that “atheism is a [Read More...]

The Moral Imperative Not To Dehumanize When We Criticize #MuslimLivesMatter

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A few years ago I wanted to write a blog post about frustrating evasions that religious people make when we try to criticize their beliefs, values, and institutions. The first thing I was eager to rail about was the way that they accuse us of calling them “stupid” when all we are doing is showing [Read More...]

7 Exciting Announcements About My Online Philosophy Classes

As you probably know by now if you read this blog, I have my PhD in philosophy and I moved on from 11 years of university teaching to start teaching people around the world via Google’s simple to use video conference app called Google Hangout. These classes have been growing strong for two years now and [Read More...]

Talk to Me For Free About Philosophy of Love, Philosophy and Suicide, or Nietzsche

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Starting this month (February 2015) in addition to my regularly running interactive online video classes, I’m inviting everyone who would like to attend to join open discussions of philosophical topics that I will be leading. These discussions will be free to first time participants and be geared as an ideal way to get the experience [Read More...]

Barrier Breaker

In December I invited Peter Mosley on board at Camels With Hammers as a regular guest blogger after long enjoying and wanting to amplify his voice, having followed him on Facebook and his blog Barrier Breaker for many months. Now I’m delighted to announce that he has moved Barrier Breaker to Patheos’s Atheism channel and [Read More...]

A Cosmological Argument for an (Atheistic) First Cause

Metaphysician, former Camels With Hammers guest contributor, and personal mentor to me, Eric Steinhart makes an easy to follow video with an argument for the existence of a first cause within a non-theistic, naturalistic framework: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Skepticism of Claims in Lars Andersen’s Trick Archery Video

Archer, skeptic, and friend of Camels With Hammers Anna Maltese has made a terrific video responding to the outsized claims of a popular trick shooting video about Lars Andersen’s skills that I put on the blog recently: Below is the video being criticized, again, in case you haven’t seen it and want to see it [Read More...]

What Stephen Fry Would Say To The Christian God If He Existed…

Stephen Fry pulls no punches in this video. [Read more...]


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