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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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Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Surely it is plain that those of us who are most careful to remain unmixed with our companions, who fear all self-loss and merging, soon find ourselves with nothing worth losing; whereas those who give themselves to what is beyond themselves are the…"
6 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Loren Miller's discussion Saving Number 90 - From Seth Andrews (The Thinking Atheist) in the group Hang With Friends
"Lousy news, people: Henry, Seth's rescue seen here, has passed away during dental surgery.  Put at its mildest, this cut Seth and Natalie to the bone for how deeply Henry became involved in their lives.  Seth put together a video…"
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Patricia commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Humans can be so ignorant.....animals are not."
15 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"We are the only species, to my knowledge, that can forsake life-saving medical research, demonize homosexuals, or fly planes into buildings because of what we tell one another about god. -- Sam Harris I think Sam is onto something here. I mean,…"
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Plinius commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"I've had the same experience with my cats, they understand our moods and comfort us when we're stressed or sad."
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Animals, both domestic and wild add a great deal to the quality of my life. Living in the forest, as I now do, offers me many pleasures. I especially like touching the domestic cats, dogs, and even the frogs that the young ones gather for me to…"
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Interesting link, thanks Joan. I think it depends upon the cat. When I was in the hopspital after a surgery and my husband was alone, he had to soon return a kitten. He sat on the sofa and cried. The kitten came up and liked his face. She's…"
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Patricia commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Our cats do ''nursing'' duties if we're not well. They just know."
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Dominic stayed by my side all the while I was sick, he comforted me and made me smile. He demanded nothing in return. During my treatments for cancer, Dominic escorted me into the forest for lovely walks among the fir and cedar. When I…"
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Loren Miller commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"[sigh] "Hello, Freedom From Religion Foundation?  We got another one for ya!""
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"I re-read Grinning Cat’s quote of 9/10/2018 and repeat it here:  ”a Jewish teaching that "God doesn't need prayers; the person praying needs them to know themselves better.” Thanks, Grinning Cat"
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Loren Miller commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"Aaaah, I could have looked it up, but I was too lazy at the time. The fact is, that governor has gone beyond the pale, and he deserves to be clobbered for it."
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"No kidding, Patricia."
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Patricia commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"I heard a good phrase years ago..... The more educated we become, the less credible the buybull becomes....."
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Loren Miller commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"I don't know what the oath of office for governor of Oklahoma sounds like, but I'm willing to bet that there's some kind of phrase in there about "upholding the constitution" and NOTHING about promoting the bible or biblical…"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"The more we learn and grow, the less religion, its foolishness, and its irrationality make any kind of sense. So of course, religion tries either to reject, minimize, or co-opt science to maintain its control over the people that create and discover…"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Interesting character, for sure, and I like Madam Secretary, but that hairdo?!?  Nopenopenopenope!"
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Bertold, your woman rolling eyes comment is funny, but I don't agree with it. There are emotionally healthy relationships, even among the great. One reason I enjoy the program Madam Secretary is the healthy couples relationship displayed. Also…"
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
""Our cats lower our stress levels and blood pressure" well said."
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"To every one comes the hour when he is made to feel his utter helplessness, and it is from this feeling that all religions and superstitions have arisen, all temples and churches, all reverence for a Power above mankind, even God Himself. ~Georg…"
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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 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

At 7:53pm on January 4, 2018, Dyslexic's DOG said…

Hi Loren,

Thanks for asking to be my friend.

I may stick around a little longer on A/N this time.

Last time I got overwhelmed by attacking Trump supporters since he started his run for presidency, but now I've settled down a bit, but still have fun stirring them up. :-D   

Thanks M8!  

Loren Miller's Blog

The Real World Always Wins

Posted on January 2, 2019 at 8:40am 4 Comments

Some time back, I was watching a conference on YouTube, featuring some notable high-end audio equipment designers. What does that have to do with atheism, you might well ask. Well, one of the designers present, in talking about design theory and best practices, made mention of being “skeptical” of these standards, and then he dropped the following bombshell:



In a battle between theory and the real world, the real world always wins.

-- Kevin Hayes, VAC



I…

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Religion in Government – The "Back Door" Problem

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 7:40am 28 Comments

My copy of FFRF’s Freethought Today recently went upside my head with a statement quoted on Page 3 of their November 2018 issue:



The bottom line is that while church and state are formally separated, religious legislators are still driven by their religious beliefs when voting in the Senate on all issue areas. This mechanism circumvents the formal separation of church and state and brings religion into politics through the back door.

-- Daniel Arnon, Emory…

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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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