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Decoding Jesus: Separating man from myth (CNN - John Blake)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 16, 2017. 6 Replies

Timothy Freke was flipping through an old academic book when he came across a religious image that some would call obscene. It was a drawing of a third-century amulet depicting a naked man nailed to…Continue

Tags: Richard Carrier, Robert Price, mythicist, Jesus

World of Batsh!t - #7: Gravity (CoolHardLogic)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 10, 2016. 3 Replies

Oh, dear ... CoolHardLogic has found another one!  We now have "B S Detector," a flat-earther holding forth on why he's right and everyone else is wrong.  This particular scientific "genius" seems to…Continue

Tags: Einstein, gravity, Dunning-Kruger, CoolHardLogic

World of Batshit - #6: Sphereless (CoolHardLogic)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15, 2016. 2 Replies

The flying mouse feces spreaders are BACK ... and CoolHardLogic has GOT 'em!  This time he's got some wingnut named Jeranism, who seems to think that there are no spheroidal objects in outer space,…Continue

Tags: Tycho Brahe, parallax, sphere, batshit, Dunning-Kruger

David Silverman – Fighting God & Firebrand Atheism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 7, 2016. 58 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

 

Faith is NO Reason ... Truer words were never spoken.

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I'm a semi-retired 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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Loren Miller commented on Garry Denke's blog post 42 Measurements of Newtonian Constant of Gravitation using the r2e2 Balance
"Hmph ... remarkably consistent ... unlike a certain non-existent deity I could mention..."
7 hours ago
Loren Miller liked Patricia's discussion How Many Young Women......
10 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Patricia's discussion How Many Young Women......
"Merde, alors, Patricia.  That business about the snap-skirt is so ridiculous.  I mean, at least with snaps, it could be put back together.  What if there were no snaps and it were ripped and permanently damaged?  Someone tell me…"
10 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Jandell's discussion I want to break free from the Sabbath but i always fear something bad will happen if do something "wrong"
"It's YOUR life, Jandell, your property.  YOU own it, not some non-existent referee / judge-and-jury.  You are, first and foremost, responsible to YOUR OWN SELF for the actions you take and what happens as a result of those…"
18 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"We've also evolved the ability to simply 'pay it forward': I help you, somebody else will help me. I remember hearing a parable when I was younger, about a father who lifts his young son onto his back to carry him across a flooding…"
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Joan Denoo liked Loren Miller's discussion concealing abuse (TheraminTrees)
21 hours ago
Plinius commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"And that is precisely what many people don't do; they say they're rid of beliefs, but they keep on thinking in the religious patterns."
21 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Religion, politics, and fossil fuel industry keep old patterns existing in culture and to no good end. They all have the capacity to brutalize individuals and society while they enable helplessness.  To free oneself from the claws of…"
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"As a former swinger, I appreciate the video clip, Joan. Excellent quote, "Christianity alters your identity to insure the survival of ITSELF." Loren, that applies to right wing politics too. The fossil fuel industry managed to trick the…"
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to Loren Miller's discussion concealing abuse (TheraminTrees) in the group Hang With Friends
""Flaws are preserved in the formaldehyde of faith." LOL"
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Patricia commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Yes it runs (ruins) lives."
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Patricia commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
""99% of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." - George Washington Carver -"
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Loren Miller commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Lovely pic, Chris!  One person happy is a goodness.  TWO people happy, made more so by each other, is something truly wonderful!"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"When a person serves an idea more than the idea serves the person, Something Is Wrong. -- me To me, this is religion in a cocked hat: a superimposed idea which is SUPPOSED to serve its audience, but really forces its audience to serve IT. This…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
""This Is The No. 1 Reason Why Women Have Sex" https://www.rachaelrayshow.com/video/no-1-reason-why-women-have-sex"
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men”   ~ Roald Dahl, 1972 “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator”."
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” -- Fred Rogers I can think of some Congresspeople and a certain chief executive…"
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"About to enjoy an evening of music with Richard Starkey. "You know it don't come easy!""
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"About to enjoy an evening of music with Richard Starkey. "You know it don't come easy!""
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Ruth - It's why I'm glad I like guys. (:-)"
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At 9:10pm on September 16, 2018, GALA said…

thank you for leaving a welcoming comment !!! nice 2 meet u 

At 7:39am on August 18, 2018, Bexs said…

thanks for the welcome....

At 9:24am on July 17, 2018, Bertold Brautigan said…

I'd look at the book as more of a fun reference than something you'd plow through. Warren is one hell of a writer though.

At 2:04pm on May 8, 2018, OrionWolf said…

Hello Loren! I believe the issue is fixed. Thank you again for the help!

At 1:48pm on May 8, 2018, OrionWolf said…

Thank you for taking the tie to write to me Loren and for letting me know of such error on my blog. I am currently working to fix this issue. It is strange but I am contacting Google to see if the can help with the issue.

Greetings and hope all is well!

At 3:24am on May 7, 2018, Marianne Seals-Vahrenholt said…

Hello everyone!!!

I am still very happy to be here!! :)

Lots of Greetings from abroad!! ♥

At 12:18am on April 24, 2018, Prasenjit Konar said…

Namaste...Thank you so much!

At 12:05pm on April 23, 2018, Jim Gardner said…

Thanks..Glad I found this site..

At 1:46pm on April 8, 2018, Vine said…
Thanks for the welcome, Loren. I agree that there's nothing wrong with fantasy for fun. Unfortunately, the line between fantasy and delusion seems very thin, and people often cross that line without realizing it. One example is the admirer who becomes a stalker. Another is the "casual Christian" (which I once was, having been raised that way) who becomes an evangelical.
At 12:48pm on February 18, 2018, shane clark said…

Thanks for the welcome Loren,Greetings to all from New Zealand, it's currently 7.45 am Monday morning....so if you want to know the future???? just ask me :-).  oh and by the way....jesus is coming....its pissing down with rain here at the moment....see infalible proof, anyone got a towel?

 i look forward to learning more of Dan Barker and Jerry De Witt.

 

all the best people, keep up the good work

best regards shane

Loren Miller's Blog

Reacting to the "Religious Liberty Task Force"

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 10:50am 10 Comments

Apparently the Trump administration is so utterly in the pocket of the Religious Reich that they feel as though they can implement policies which are so blatantly bigoted that they beggar belief.  That to me is how I feel about the Religious Liberty Task Force which was unveiled this past Monday, 30 July, 2018, by Jeff Sessions.  Their intention is apparently to assist in justifying discrimination by Christians, which they see as being motivated by their faith.  Not only does this fly in the…

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Why God Must Remain Hidden

Posted on July 10, 2018 at 9:00am 3 Comments

The biggest problem religion faces in hawking its wares is that its primary product – god – is unavailable for examination, mostly because it doesn’t exist. Yet religions continue to insist with zealous ferocity that their god is out there and that it must be acknowledged, worshipped, and obeyed. As a primary result of this, the game of religion necessarily becomes a shell game, which has its deity hidden behind mysteries and obtuse dogma and holy books which require interpretation for…

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The Disturbing Final Goal of Westworld

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 8:00am 3 Comments

My wife and I have been following HBO’s Westworld since its first episode last year. We’ve “met” Maeve and Teddy and the Man In Black, and of course Bernard and Delores, along with many assorted others, and followed their adventures in a complex milieu which makes the original 1973 film look like kindergarten by comparison. Indeed, a shocking event which terminated the first season would have led one to believe that a major and possibly insuperable monkey wrench had been thrown into…

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So, What If…?

Posted on May 4, 2018 at 9:00am 3 Comments

It’s finally happened.  The smoking gun has been discovered in unique, utterly new evidence, the data has been verified, all the tests confirm it … THERE IS A GOD.  Now what?  For me, beyond a shrug and a bit of bemusement, little or no change.



Oh, but aren’t you excited or thrilled?  You see, we were right all along!  Wassamatta, eating too much crow?  Those sour grapes turning in your stomach?



Nope, don’t like grapes and crow isn’t on my…

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