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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 Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master.  This expresses my idea of democracy.  Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, Is No Democracy. -- Abraham Lincoln Maybe we don't have slaves and masters ...…"
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Grinning Cat liked Loren Miller's discussion The Science/Fiction Stories of Robert Heinlein
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Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"I'll agree with Andy as well."
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"“People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage”. –John Kenneth Galbraith"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"I'd be more willing to accept religion, even if I didn't believe it, if I thought it made people nicer to each other but I don't think it does. -- Andy Rooney Neither do I, Andy, neither do I..."
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason. -- Benjamin Franklin Because, as I have said practically since I got to Atheist Nexus, Faith Is NO Reason."
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"@Bertold Considering that the Church DEPENDS on authority, of course they wouldn't want anyone challenging it?  That'd be a no-no!@GC If conservatives have, indeed, gone fact free, what we need to do is associate a penalty with that…"
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Grinning Cat commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Find ways to speak the truth without inviting... "debate" about it... avoid speaking to liars and instead speak about them. --Amanda Marcotte, in "Conservatives have gone fully fact-free: So how the heck do we even talk to them?"…"
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
". . . the religious temperament is naturally conservative, and feels no desire to challenge authority. ~Colin Wilson"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. ― Virginia Woolf No kiddin', Virginia ... not at all."
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Gee whiz, Grinning Cat, you have a good memory!"
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Grinning Cat commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"When women understand that governments and religions are human inventions [...] they will no longer be oppressed by the injunctions that come to them with the divine authority of Thus sayeth the Lord. ― Elizabeth Cady Stanton (quoted in full by…"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Words are nothing without action.  Excellent quote, Joan!"
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
""As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."~ John F. Kennedy"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's status
""Excelsior" was among Stan's favorite words and phrases.  He used it all over the comics and at least once in a cameo role (Avengers: Age of Ultron).  Some years back, Stan said he defined it as: "onward and upward to…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's status
"Loren, I do not understand the word "EXCELSIOR!" as you use it.  "
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's blog post Conversion Therapy, Revisited
"OH Yes! Compartmentalization! What contortions our minds endure as we learn the stories that tell us who we are, when in fact, the truth lies within us. It is our work, our developmental task, our vocation to define ourselves, create our…"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's blog post Conversion Therapy, Revisited
"VERY good point, GC."
Monday
Grinning Cat commented on Loren Miller's blog post Conversion Therapy, Revisited
"That quote of Riane Eisler's--"Many cultural stories worldwide present the domination system as the only human alternative. Fairy tales romanticize the rule of kings and queens over 'common people'"--got me…"
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"Stan Lee, who gave life to Spider Man and the Hulk and Iron Man and SO many others ... damn, what a loss. Stan, to you I say, EXCELSIOR!"
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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

At 6:13pm on January 9, 2018, Chris said…

Great quote Loren.

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.
-- Upton Sinclair

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Conversion Therapy, Revisited

Posted on November 11, 2018 at 10:40am 14 Comments

I am FURIOUS … again. With the advent of the new film, Boy Erased, and renewed attention to the “business” of conversion therapy, I am reminded once again of the arrogance displayed by the evangelical Christian community in thinking that, because Yahweh condemned men for loving other men and women for loving other women, that it was somehow incumbent on them to attempt to correct this supposed flaw in their personalities. Also reminding me of this issue was…

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White Supremacism, Trump, and the Future of Civility

Posted on October 28, 2018 at 12:00pm 4 Comments

The “new normal” becomes yet more virulent. On Saturday, 27 October, 2018, a gunman entered the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and opened fire, killing 11 of the congregants. Four police officers were also wounded when they responded to the incident before the assailant was taken into custody. Investigation into his background yielded results which were predictable to the point of being almost intuitively obvious. He was extremely anti-Semite, and while superficially a…

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A Simple Question

Posted on September 27, 2018 at 6:35pm 28 Comments

“Are you willing to request that the White House direct the FBI to investigate the current allegations against you?”



I hadn’t watched most of the hearings that were conducted Thursday, with Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh as primary witnesses. I figured that I’d catch the evening news and hear the wrap-up at that time, but when I dialed up CBS at 6:30 PM Thursday, I was confronted with the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, still in full swing. Senators Feinstein,…

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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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