Who Let That Camel In Here?

Sweet Merciful Moloch, we’ve hit the jackpot this time. Not one but two news blogs have jumped from Freethought Blogs to Patheos.

First off, there’s Chris Hallquist, a stalwart of the atheosphere for years now. He’s the author of UFOs, Ghosts, and a Rising God, and he’s working on a new work, Angry Atheists?: Why the Backlash Against Popular Atheism Is Silly, which he is “beta testing” at his blog. Go over and give it a read. Hallquist brings a good rigor to the atheist channel, since he’s focused on philosophy and counter-apologetics.

The second is our old friend Daniel Fincke of Camels with Hammers. Daniel named his blog after a lesser-known spin-off of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, which featured four mutant camels named after famous philosophers who battled robots with various types of hammer. In honor of his heroes, Daniel wears a mask, fights crime and occasionally blogs. He’s known for his short, concise posts and pictures of cats. Give it a look, it’s Fincke-tastic!

(Patheos’ crack team of fact-checkers assures me that nothing after that first sentence is accurate, so I feel confident that it meets our usual standards.)

Both blogs are more philosophically inclined than … whatever it is we do here, so I feel like the atheist channel has really gained a solid backbone.