Welcome New York Times Opinionator Readers!

I am quoted in an excellent new post at The New York Times philosophy blog “The Stone”, which is part of its “Opinionator” section. The piece is by Steve Neumann and it’s called “Free The Philosophical Beast”. The article is about the need for philosophers to engage beyond the walls of academia. So I thought [Read More...]

Before and After I Deconverted: The Development of My Sexual Imagination

This post is sexually explicit. Don’t read it if that makes you uncomfortable. And it’s about my own personal sexual interests. So you’ve been doubly warned if that makes you doubly uncomfortable. When I deconverted from Christianity at 21 years old I had never had sex. And I had gone to an evangelical Christian college [Read More...]

One Atheist’s View of Christmas

Nativity Scene

This is a post by guest contributor Peter Mosley.  First, let me say that I don’t really mind calling December 25th “Christmas.”  This is in spite of the fact that, historically speaking, December 25th was once called “Dies Natalis Solos Invicti,” which was basically a holiday in the name of the Roman sun god Sol Invictus that marked [Read More...]

Why is Eric Garner’s Unjust Death the Black American’s Problem?

The following essay is by Peter Mosley, a Camels With Hammers guest contributor. The essay was originally published under the same title on HubPages and is reprinted with Peter’s permission. Between me and the other world there is ever an unasked question: unasked by some through feelings of delicacy; by others through the difficulty of rightly framing it. All, nevertheless, [Read More...]

Welcome Peter Mosley to Camels With Hammers

Peter Mosley

I am always scouting for writers with distinctive voices and insights who resonate with me and have the right blend of characteristics to fit in well here at Camels With Hammers. There’s a small list of such writers who have accepted my invitations to write for a season or who occasionally submit pieces. And there is a small list of [Read More...]

Captain Picard Sings “Let it Snow”

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Oatmeal Creationism

Matt Inman of the much beloved Oatmeal webcomic gives his hilarious alternative theory to evolution by natural selection. Keep your eye on the sign language interpreter whenever you can catch her on camera. Especially around the middle. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Science of Orgasms

This video contains a whole lot of easy to assimilate scientific information about what happens during orgasms, all in less than 3 minutes, and the presentation is sufficiently matter-of-fact and straitlaced for the squeamish. It’s a nice sex education resource: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Dan Fincke on “Equal Time For Freethought”

Saturday I got to be on the radio on WBAI in New York on the show “Equal Time For Freethought”, interviewed (very well) by Xaquiri Rzetelny. We talked about a range of things starting with why I want to deconvert people, what I think is wrong with believing by faith, what is wrong with more [Read More...]