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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 21. 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. 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

What religion has contributed to the world this month - Episode 16 (April 2015)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 4. 21 Replies

Children abused to death, rapist-pastor asserting that he only need answer to god, a government representative wanting to legislate mandatory church attendance, a pizza place that won't serve the…Continue

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

What religion has contributed to the world this month - Episode 15 (March 2015)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 2. 6 Replies

After a hiatus, YouTube user "Religion Hurts Humanity" is back with yet another chapter on what religion has brought to our world.  This particular report includes everything from sex abuse of…Continue

Tags: sexual assault, child soldiers, child abuse, kidnapping, Islamic State


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About Me:
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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Loren Miller replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion He Validates Hate
"I'd say that he's making all the noises that the superpatriots want to hear, which makes me uneasy right off the top.  He also assumes his own rectitude and is apparently unwilling to be corrected, which means he's also an…"
12 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish's photo

Tiger cat

"Well, ain't you a pretty Tiger-kitty?  (Yes, you are!)"
23 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Eli's group Atheist Morality
"I know I've thrown this quote around A|N here and there, but as it comes to the issue of human vs. biblical morality, I think the following says it astonishingly well: If I could stop a man from raping a child, I would. That's the…"
Loren Miller commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Do Not Pass Go
"Oh, did you just trigger me! "
Loren Miller commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Do Not Pass Go
"Gerald, do YOU want to tell him that, according to the head honcho, suicide is a sin?  Or shall I? [wry chuckle!]"
Loren Miller replied to LBGT Atheist/Secular Humanist's discussion Congress introduces Bill to fund churches as 'essential'
"Whoever put forward this bill should be drawn, quartered, ridden out on a rail, tarred and feathered and sent to bed without supper.  I mean, what part of "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion"…"
Loren Miller commented on Alan Perlman's blog post On the rhetoric of The Donald and the stupidest thing he’s ever said – so far
"As someone said on The Diane Rehm Show this morning, "Trump knows how to do TV," and he does.  What I seriously doubt he knows how to do is govern or compromise, traits which are rare enough currently in the Legislative Branch as it…"
Loren Miller replied to Deidre's discussion What are u listening to?
"I don't know why Leon Russell's classic love song occurred to me yesterday, but I'm glad it did.  It's beautiful, plaintive message stands with few peers in the music world, from where I sit, and I thought it worthy of…"
Michael Penn commented on Loren Miller's blog post Athletes (and Atheists!) in Action
"This Mike is listening, Loren, and I think that is wonderful news! Somebody has to take them to task for this religious crap they want to spread. Getting DeWine on this and even making him pay it back might make the next clown think twice. Obviously…"
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's blog post Athletes (and Atheists!) in Action
"*** MORE NEWS ***The FFRF isn't alone in calling Mike DeWine on his misuse of state funds.  The American Civil Liberties Union has made a similar demand on the Attorney General and insisting that the grant be rescinded forthwith.Uh,…"
Loren Miller replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Liberalism = Socialism = Communism = Atheism
"Terrific, that's all we need - ism-ism!"
Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's photo

greenhouse interior, almost finished

"Looking very slick, Joan!"
Loren Miller replied to Grinning Cat's discussion "Science Isn't Broken" in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Tom, my point is that such people are more about short-term profits than they are about long-term consequences.  They want what they want, and being reminded about those consequences just gets in their way."
Loren Miller replied to Allen Dudley's discussion What Has God Done For You?
"That is his weakness in my strength."
Loren Miller replied to Allen Dudley's discussion What Has God Done For You?
"To paraphrase something I said elsewhere here, something that doesn't exist cannot help me, but depending on something that doesn't exist to help me may wind up hurting me, or at least keep me from accomplishing a desired goal.  What…"
Loren Miller replied to Grinning Cat's discussion "Science Isn't Broken" in the group Atheists who love Science!
"I am currently reading the book Merchants of Doubt.  I'm only two chapters in, but the more I read, the more I'm convinced that it should be required reading for us and anyone who cares both about science and the abuse of science…"
Loren Miller replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Object to Corporate Personhood
"I've signed more petitions to stop Citizens United than I can count, but I suppose I can muster up the strength to click on one more ... signed."
Loren Miller commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I first heard this a LONG time ago, just how long, I don't remember.  It's a song which feels almost effortless in its character, one I doubt I could ever tire of. "
Loren Miller commented on Truth Is Relative's blog post The Beauty of Atheism and Emotional Liberty
"Just as a thought ... try the following on for size: I hope you enjoy."
Loren Miller replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Surprise: Hispanics really don't like Donald Trump.
"The hell of it is, even the best of the GOP has been mealy-mouthed at best in their support of the Hispanic community.  Some of 'em might opt for Jeb if he gets the nod, but I seriously suspect the bulk of their numbers are still with the…"

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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!

At 10:34am on November 19, 2014, Anita K said…

I'm glad you enjoyed your time here! Next time you should try the chili crab with hot buns; it's one of my favourite special-occasion dishes. (: Thank you for the welcome!

At 1:57pm on November 14, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

Thanks Loren, for the lead to The Midterm Elections Will Drastically Affect Humanists. I tried to get a link to the author and have a little chat. Then I decided I would do my thinking in public so others can smash my reasoning and tell me where I am all goofed up. But I don't have time to think it through right now. 

Basically, it is that Democrats have a tough time organizing ... the old herding cats syndrome ... and I see it as an organizational problem to be worked out through strategy. He hits the nail on the head. Now what?

At 11:59am on October 22, 2014, Idaho Spud said…

Loren, is there a way to block a specific person from showing-up in my e-mail?

At 10:19pm on October 10, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

Oh Loren, you torture me. I love Kahlua and Cointreau and they play terrible tricks on my diabetes. Actually, the liver is what is thrown off track and creates pain like you would not believe. I love alcohol. I love beer. I really love Glenmorangie single malt Scotch. These are loves of the past. I'll do the coffee, whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 


Loren Miller's Blog

There Is Only One Right Answer

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 11:23am 43 Comments

Add one and one and the result is two.  This is true regardless of what is being added or what mathematic base one and one are being added in, with the necessary exception of Base 2.  Even then, 10-Base2 has the same value as 2 in any other system of counting.  There is only one right answer.

Apply a one-volt signal to a one-kilohm resistor and one milliampere of current will flow through that circuit.  Any variance from that result will be the product of inaccuracies in the…


Whose Watch Did This Happen On?

Posted on July 24, 2015 at 12:07pm 10 Comments

I recently watched two movies which, at least on the surface, have nothing to do with each other, yet have EVERYTHING to do with each other.  Yesterday, for a reason I can’t give you (because I don’t have one), I dragged Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911 from my library to peruse, and then this evening, I pulled out the HBO Pictures classic, And the Band Played On, based on the book by Randy Shilts.  I was maybe a quarter into the second film when I realized that both pieces had a…


Athletes (and Atheists!) in Action

Posted on July 12, 2015 at 1:30pm 30 Comments

I had thought this was going to be yet another quiet Sunday, where the most I might do is watch CBS Sunday Morning, make breakfast for my wife and myself, perhaps watch some auto racing or golf and enjoy the company of my step-grandson when he and his mom came over in the evening.  It was almost true, right up to when my inbox alerted me with a note from a friend at the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  It referred to a recent piece from The Friendly Atheist, Hemant Mehta, who had…


The Week of Being Happy and Pissed Off

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 9:00am 7 Comments

The week of 21 June, 2015 is likely one of the more momentous of the past several years or more that I am aware of.  It was a week of amazing and impactful news, incredibly GOOD news from where I sit, news which will be far more benefit than detriment in the long haul or so I’d be willing to wager.  Though all of those stories are important and worthy of comment, it is one in particular on which I wish to record a few thoughts.

And that is the confirmation by the United States…


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