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David Silverman – Fighting God & Firebrand Atheism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jan 20. 34 Replies

I love David Silverman. Why? Because he has the brass cojones to call a spade a spade, he doesn't soften his approach and he doesn't back down.  Recently, in Zurich, Switzerland, David gave a talk on…Continue

Tags: firebrand atheism, Fighting God, David Silverman

World of Batsh!t - #5: Space Denial (CoolHardLogic)

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Nov 4, 2015. 3 Replies

So ... maybe you thought the space-happy idiot-children had gone on vacation?  Not a chance!  YouTube producer CoolHardLogic has done his homework and once again has found another exemplar of the…Continue

Tags: space, fake, Earth, Dunning-Kruger, Photoshop

World of Batsh!t - #4: Fake Planets (CoolHardLogic)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 21, 2015. 4 Replies

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the Solar System ... planetary mechanics expert [coughBULLSHITcough] Stars Are Souls proclaims that Pluto doesn't really exist, Saturn is really the…Continue

Tags: CoolHardLogic, shadow, Dunning-Kruger, Photoshop, Mars

What religion has contributed to the world this month - Episode 17 (May 2015)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 2, 2015. 5 Replies

Child abuse is revealed in the Duggar family, a pastor is found with child porn on his computer, a Texas college bans its gay athletes from dating or supporting same-sex marriage, yet another…Continue

Tags: discrimination, church, LGBT, sexual assault, Islamic State

 

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I'm a semi-retired / involuntarily unemployed electrical engineer who has a rather eclectic background, never mind a few miles on the odometer. I suppose I was an "apatheist" for quite a while - largely indifferent to the whole issue of gods - but after 9/11 and the more blatant appearance of evangelicals and Dominionists on the scene, my atheism has finally come to the fore.

Other interests include high-end stereo and home theater (and with that, CD and DVD collecting), BMWs and general car enthusiasm, single-malt whisky and biking.

I flatter myself that I know my way around Atheist Nexus at least reasonably well (I've been here since November of 2009), so if you need a hand with something, please don't hesitate to give a shout.

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Randall Smith replied to Loren Miller's discussion Einstein was right: Scientists detect gravitational waves in breakthrough (CBS News) in the group Atheists who love Science!
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Loren Miller replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion The Most Evil Organization on the Face of the Earth* Doubles Down on Unadulterated Sleaze in the group Atheism & the Law
"This is beyond irresponsible.  This private gang seems to think they can act without consequences, even as they have for more years than I care to count.  If I were involved in law enforcement, this would be the reddest of flags ... in…"
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"Bertold, your article below deserves the full treatment.  Please submit it as a full post!"
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Einstein was right: Scientists detect gravitational waves in breakthrough (CBS News)

A century after Albert Einstein predicted their existence, gravitational waves have finally been detected, tiny ripples in the fabric of space-time that were generated when two massive black holes, spinning around each other and radiating away gravitational energy, crashed together in a space-warping cataclysm, scientists announced Thursday. At a packed news briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, researchers unveiled the results of recent observations using the U.S.-led Laser…See More
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...but intelligent people believe in God (DarkMatter2525)

A ridiculous claim should be recognized as such as a matter of course, shouldn't it?  Shouldn't It?!?  What happens if that claim is so imbued and integrated into society over hundreds if not thousands of years that it has been taken as TRUTH without being questioned?Asked and answered by one of my favorite YouTube animators, DarkMatter2525, and brilliantly so, from where I sit.  Enjoy.See More
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Loren Miller commented on Dismal Desmond's blog post The Holy Quran Experiment
"The brutality of the bible is no secret to me, nor has it been for a while.  Then again, ask the Amalekites ... or the Amarites ... or the Kenites ... or the Moabites ... or any of the hundreds of thousands of people Yahweh wanted DEAD, to the…"
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"Ruth, I don't give a ripe dump if it was a 100-year study.  It still amounts to a de-facto endorsement of subscription to fantasy as a means of being happy.  It justifies lying and being lied to, and the worst part of the whole thing…"
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Loren Miller replied to eric stone's discussion Atheist alert: You're not gonna believe what the religious fascists are trying to do right now in Florida
"After signing this myself, I emailed Right Wing Watch to alert them to this matter, as I did not see any mention of it in their recent articles.Thank you for posting this!"
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Loren Miller replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Religion can reduce stress
"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality of happiness, and by no means a necessity of life.--…"
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Loren Miller replied to Michael Penn's discussion Please Sign Our Change.Org Petition - Justice For Austin Lusty
"Signed, Michael.  One thought: I saw a bunch of typos in the text of the petition.  You might see what you can do about fixing that up.  It might leave a better impression on some."
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's blog post Priests and Pedestals
"Where Donald Trump Got His Secret Recipe to Channel White Male Rage into Front-Runner Status Another example of remaining silent implies agreement and people and media are "too cowardly to call it what it is." Remedy, STOP, BREATHE, THINK,…"
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"YES! Be prepared to challenge, privately or publicly, when an insults, misinformation, distortions or denials occur, especially when committed by authority figures.  Ministers often sound like Moses commanding the water to part, as they declare…"
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"My impression is that UU ministers are half a hair's breadth away from being atheists as things are, and I'd wager that a reasonable number of them ARE atheists.  As for anyone else, I'll treat 'em as they treat me, and if…"
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At 7:42am on December 17, 2015, Randall Smith said…

Well, I figured the odds were against there being another "Loren Miller for Ohio", although I didn't know you attended the FFRF gathering. I've thought about going, but since they publish all the speeches, I stay home.

At 7:28am on December 16, 2015, Randall Smith said…

I'm assuming it was you that submitted a letter I read in FFRF's magazine. I said, "I know that crazy guy!"  I've had one letter published before.

At 5:11pm on October 8, 2015, James Smith said…

Thanks for the video link. He plays a lot better than I do, but I could say that about almost anyone.

At 3:23pm on October 6, 2015, Bertold Brautigan said…

OK, you've been given another chance. Don't be asleep at the wheel again this time, guy! This could be the last end of the world you ever get to witness.

Christian group says the world will be permanently ‘annihilated’ on Wednesday

At 12:10pm on July 9, 2015, Jackson Roykirk said…

Ah, good, one of the rare few to get the reference in my name.  :)

At 11:43am on June 12, 2015, Damien Marie AtHope said…

Thanks for the welcome and comment on my pic.

At 9:39pm on February 18, 2015, Daniel W said…

A winter poem for you Loren:

Winter is the king of showmen,
Turning tree stumps into snowmen
And houses into birthday cakes
And spreading sugar over lakes.
Smooth and clean and frosty white,
The world looks good enough to bite.
That’s the season to be young,
Catching snowflakes on your tongue.
Snow is snowy when it’s snowing,
I’m sorry it’s slushy when it’s going.
~Ogden Nash

At 4:23am on February 13, 2015, Carolyn said…
Thanks, that's Ella. That photo is my laptop wallpaper. Btw, I bought VIP tickets to the PA atheist conference in September. VIP tics entitle one to extra hang-out time with the speakers. This year that includes Seth, Matt Dilahunty,and Aron Ra. I am very excited!
At 10:44am on January 31, 2015, Daniel W said…

I can't believe that either.  We have both been on the site since the Mastodons bellowed their deep, sad, songs, across the American savannahs.

At 3:32pm on December 25, 2014, Christina Fiscus said…

Nice to meet a fellow Browncoat on here!  I aim to misbehave!

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Priests and Pedestals

Posted on February 7, 2016 at 1:00pm 7 Comments

It’s not very often when the Arts and Life section of the Sunday paper provides grist for my mill, but that section in today’s edition of the Plain Dealer not only gave me a reason to write, it royally pissed me off. Page Two held a piece by Danielle Sepulveres of the Washington Post, who recently was invited by a friend of hers to do a reading at her wedding. Danielle relates the full story…

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Suffer the Children

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 8:30am 15 Comments

The general assumption is that an adult is capable of making their own decisions regarding how their life is conducted, what preferences they hold and what choices they make. An adult might be politically conservative or liberal, a meat eater or vegan. They might like action/adventure movies or opt for more cerebral fare at the cinema. Curry might be their preference over Mexican, or vice versa, or they may be equally enthusiastic about both. Regardless, their choices are or certainly should…

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Just Gustav, the Music, and Me

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 7:30am 6 Comments

Friday afternoon, quiet inside, raining lightly outside. My wife is out interviewing and serving her clients and I’m at home with the cats. It’s as good a time as any to take a seat in front of my stereo system and do some listening. The power amplifiers have been warming for the past hour and should be ready to do proper justice to the signals I mean to feed to them. As for program material, it occurs to me that, while I’ve used parts of Gustav Holst’s The Planets for critical…

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Childish "Childhood's End"

Posted on December 19, 2015 at 10:10am 12 Comments

More years ago than I care to calculate, I picked up a copy of Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End. This was during a time when I was attempting to branch out beyond my initial interests in science-fiction writing and my fascination for writers like Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov, to see what other value was out there. Much as Mr. Clarke is regarded as one of the great classic masters of the genre, I must beg to differ. I could comment on how sterile and lifeless his characters were…

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