Loren Miller's Blog – January 2012 Archive (4)

Some Thoughts Regarding The Twilight Zone and "In Praise of Pip"

This afternoon I was reminded of a favorite episode of The Twilight Zone: “In Praise of Pip,” and a facet of that story I thought worthy of mention here.

The story opens in an Army hospital in South Vietnam, where a young soldier is brought in on a stretcher. He is evaluated by a doctor, who notes the soldier’s unusual name – Pip Phillips – and after examination, estimates that his patient’s chances of survival are not promising. Cut to half way around the world and a seedy…


Added by Loren Miller on January 31, 2012 at 7:18pm — 5 Comments

A Playboy Memory

I started reading Playboy, predictably, as a teen, not too long before I started college.  Like any other guy my age, I was fascinated with the women who appeared within its pages, for their inviting curves and beautiful if unavailable breasts.  Even with that powerful distraction, I learned very quickly that there were other items of value within the magazine known for its bunny crest.

I remember the first Playboy interview I ever read: Timothy Leary, he of the…


Added by Loren Miller on January 18, 2012 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Point of Information to the Theist Community

I have something to say … and it isn’t pretty and it isn’t nice and it isn’t remotely politically correct.  I am sick unto death of religion, of the prating and the bullshit and the claims they can’t back up … all of it.  I’ve tolerated both Jehovah’s Witlesses and Mor(m)ons at my door, neither of which were either invited or welcome, yet I talked to them and tolerated them, even smiled at them and wished them a good day, despite the fact that they have nothing believable or even remotely…


Added by Loren Miller on January 14, 2012 at 10:51pm — 15 Comments

Religious Indoctrination as Child Abuse - Exhibit A: One Very Frightened Teen

While nosing about YouTube earlier today, I stumbled on a segment of The Atheist Experience, a public access show from Austin, Texas.  This show frequently features Matt Dillahunty, a former divinity student turned atheist and activist who comments on atheist-related issues and answers telephone calls and emails on the show.

As a part of a discussion regarding the indoctrination of children in this particular segment, Matt cites an email he has received from a 15-year-old. …


Added by Loren Miller on January 14, 2012 at 1:20pm — 3 Comments

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