Apostasy As A Religious Act (Or “Why A Camel Hammers The Idols Of Faith”)

In “The Three Transformations of the Spirit” in Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and Nobody, Nietzsche’s Zarathustra describes the human spirit as successively taking three different forms: the camel, the lion, and the child. The transformations begin with the spirit of the camel, which Nietzsche characterizes as consisting of obedient, self-sacrificing, reverential, [Read More...]

Camels With Blaghags

Couldn’t pass up the opportunity to post this photo of our favorite animal with one of our favorite bloggers: Be sure to catch each installment of BlagHag’s funny, depressing, informative, and educational report on her trip the creation museum by following these links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: “Behind the Making of Left Behind”

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Wilco and Feist Perform Live! Plus Amy Millan News!

we at Camels With Hammers couldn’t be happier with the new album’s cover art:

Wilco, The Album Cover [Read more...]

Why Camels With Hammers?

Evangelos has asked and it’s a good question, so here’s a brief explanation: It’s a combination of two images in Nietzsche.  The camel comes from “The Three Transformations,” a section of Thus Spoke Zarathustra.  He is there describing transformations that the “spirit” must undergo.  First it must become a camel.  The camel represents austere, ascetic, [Read More...]


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