Transcript & Video of CWH Show on Ohio Holocaust Memorial Designs

Josiah “Biblename” Mannion did an incredible job of transcribing Thursday night’s two hour long Camels With Hammers Show special about the Ohio Holocaust memorial controversy in just one day. The video is above, the transcript is below. Please apprise me of any errors. You may republish on your own blog or website the full transcript [Read More...]

It’s About What The 1st Amendment Should Mean

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James Croft perfectly makes a few points about American Atheists’ and Freedom From Religion Foundation’s criticisms of the proposed Holocaust memorial using the Star of David: Even if there was a constitutional problem with the memorial, I would argue that that would represent a problem with the our interpretation of constitution, and not with the memorial. I  do not [Read More...]

You Say God Didn’t Stop Yesterday’s Shootings Because We Took State Led Prayers and Religious Instruction Out of Schools?

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Seriously, if you believe there really is a God and He didn’t intervene to stop yesterday’s shooting because He wanted to spite us for having a Separation of Church and State in this country, then the God you think exists is a truly rotten and despicable being. [Read more...]

"What Are The Limits of Church Authority In the Public Sphere?"

This is part 2 of a debate with Roman Catholic theology graduate student named Mary. In part 1, we introduced and began to debate the topic of whether or not universities, hospitals, and social agencies run by the Catholic Church should be exempted from laws requiring employers to provide their employees health insurance that covers [Read More...]

"Should Catholic Employers Be Exempted From Paying For Health Insurance Covering Contraception?"

If you were reading Camels With Hammers regularly before we made the move to Freethought Blogs, you would have frequently been treated to the long, insightful, and vigorously argued comments of my friend Mary. Mary is a Roman Catholic and is politically liberal in many (but not all) respects. We met when I was a [Read More...]

9 Vital Points About The Public Relevance of Political Candidates' Religious Beliefs

Last week, Bill Keller had a good piece in the New York Times in which he discussed the importance of “asking tougher questions about faith” to the presidential candidates and then offered to each of the current Republican candidates for president a set of specific questions, tailored uniquely to each candidate, about their faiths and their [Read More...]

ProfMTH Pwns William Lane Craig Over Ignorant Demand For “Strict Constructionism”

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Oil Spills Onto 1st Amendment, Making It Unreadable, Invalid

Anderson Cooper reports: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Dan Barker on FOX News Defends Ruling Against National Day of Prayer

And he nails the case beautifully, replying to the question whether prayer might not benefit some people: And those people can’t pray unless the government holds their hand?  Those people are not free to pray unless the President gets up and proclaims a day of prayer?  This is a country of freedom. The country is [Read More...]


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