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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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Grinning Cat replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Common Thread Among Trump Supporters? (Matthew MacWilliams - Politico) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Isn't that exactly why those "voter ID" laws are needed, so people like us can't get up out of our graves, vote early and vote often? :) (In reality, in-person voter fraud is virtually nonexistent. Those laws are actually tactics…"
8 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Common Thread Among Trump Supporters? (Matthew MacWilliams - Politico) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Uh, huh, SUUUUUUUUUUUURE I will! [wry chuckle!]"
14 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Common Thread Among Trump Supporters? (Matthew MacWilliams - Politico) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Knowing you are an activist, Loren, I'm confident that you will vote at least four times. "
14 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Common Thread Among Trump Supporters? (Matthew MacWilliams - Politico) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"From the article: Now, how many of the overall population those are, I don't know, but I take no comfort from the above statement in any way, shape or form.  Worse, I suspect that the political laziness of many people maps across into the…"
14 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Common Thread Among Trump Supporters? (Matthew MacWilliams - Politico) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Loren, have you seen any numbers about how many Americans, like the xians Reagan invited to join the Republican Party, are authoritarians? The numbers I've seen say that about sixteen percent are strict authoritarians and another sixteen…"
17 hours ago
Joan Denoo replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Brutalism of Ted Cruz (NY Times) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Ruth, your visual image for the comment on Cruz is bad enough, but I looked up the story connected with it and it was horrible. I wouldn't be able to sleep for weeks. Jaws was about as violent as I can take in.  P.S. I appreciate your…"
18 hours ago
Bertold Brautigan replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Brutalism of Ted Cruz (NY Times) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
" --Charles Pierce"
21 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to jay H's discussion Obama visits gender segregated, anti gay mosque WTF
"Being inclusive of all religions is one thing.  Failing to recognize the blatant violation of sexual equality values the US is supposed to espouse is another.And if he's going to visit a mosque, how about a Sunday Assembly?"
22 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Respecting Religion And Those Offended - Stephen Fry
"BRAVA, Kelly!!!"
23 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Common Thread Among Trump Supporters? (Matthew MacWilliams - Politico) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Tom, I'd love to believe that as well, but the current numbers who flock to the likes of Trump and Cruz frighten the daylights out of me.  There's also the matter of the wisdom of my favorite author:Never underestimate the power of…"
23 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Common Thread Among Trump Supporters? (Matthew MacWilliams - Politico) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Loren, I hope that among American adults, there are more post-graduates than pre-kindergarteners. Further, I hope that larger numbers of the post-graduates vote. "
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Loren Miller replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Brutalism of Ted Cruz (NY Times) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"It's the old mantra of the GOP, Ruth: Law and Order, and I don't mean the kind represented by the Dick Wolf production."
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Loren Miller replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Common Thread Among Trump Supporters? (Matthew MacWilliams - Politico) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"If I had to guess, Daniel, I'd say the problem is an education level that varies from post-graduate at one end to pre-kindergarden ... among adults.  Fucking scary, I know, but there it is."
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Daniel W replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Common Thread Among Trump Supporters? (Matthew MacWilliams - Politico) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Now that Cruz appears ascendent, I wonder if the same analysis applies to his supporters. He's at keast as authoritarian, even more despicable - debatable - and wants to go to war. What is wrong with this country?"
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Common Thread Among Trump Supporters? (Matthew MacWilliams - Politico) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"image source"
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Brutalism of Ted Cruz (NY Times) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Sixteen years in prison for stealing a WalMart calculator?! image source"
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Loren Miller replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion I'm an Atheist because, there is no Valid alternative to Atheism!
"The only real epistemological basis atheism has, at least from my POV, is the Null Hypothesis: the fact that there is no currently known positive evidence for ANY form of god, regardless of associated culture or religion.  There are elements…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's blog post Suffer the Children
"Ted, wise reflection, as usual. You make sense at the societal level. Compromise is an art form and is learned, usually from the crib. A democratic system can be taught and learned, just as an authoritarian system is. I have chosen to take on the…"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's blog post Suffer the Children
"However we raise our kids, Ted, I think they deserve the opportunity to survive to a stage in life where they can make their own decisions, however logical or foolish they may be.  If a child doesn't survive to adulthood, particularly…"
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Ted Foureagles commented on Loren Miller's blog post Suffer the Children
"A key element of our biological drive to procreate is to raise up our offspring according to what we deem true -- that which has, in fact, allowed us to reproduce.  As social animals we face both complimentary and counter pressures from within…"
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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!

Loren Miller's Blog

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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Atheist Pig Tells It Like It Is

Posted on December 13, 2015 at 9:00am 7 Comments

I’ve been getting a copy of The Humanist in my inbox once a week (I think) for a good couple years now. It’s good stuff: interviews, articles, news about church / state separation incidents around the United States, but I have to say, my favorite part, much as with the daily newspaper, are the comics. Jesus and Mo are long-time faves of mine and doubtless many of the gang here at Atheist Nexus, Ape, Not Monkey and The Bad Chemicals perhaps a bit less so,…

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