Loren Miller's Blog – February 2013 Archive (3)

David Silverman "The Rally is OVER! (Now What?)"

I thought about posting this video as I would most other videos I like, but having watched it, I think it deserves a bit more attention.

David Silverman, president of American Atheists, speaks to the FreeOK2012 convention on what his organization has been about, what it is doing now, and a vision for the future of atheism in the United States.

Dave gets fired up in this video (truth be told, I think he's ALWAYS fired up!), and he has every reason to be fired up.  Atheism is…


Added by Loren Miller on February 16, 2013 at 10:27am — 3 Comments

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

I have just finished watching a wonderfully done yet singularly disturbing piece: the HBO documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.  In it, writer/director Alex Gibney exposes the depravity of the catholic church regarding sexual child abuse by priests, particularly but not exclusively in its defense of one Father Lawrence Murphy, who had a two-decade history of such abuse at the St. John’s School for Deaf Children near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

There is no way…


Added by Loren Miller on February 5, 2013 at 7:00am — 27 Comments

My Personal Take on Atheism-Plus

It seems that there is a lot of fuss being made in the atheist community regarding an apparent sub-culture known as "Atheism-Plus."  I've noted a few pieces here and there on Atheist Nexus regarding it, though I don't know as any particular consensus has emerged out of A|N on the topic.  I DO know how I feel about it, and a few weeks ago, I shared my point of view on Reason Being's blog, to wit:

My personal evolution to atheism was a long and slow one, probably starting with the…


Added by Loren Miller on February 4, 2013 at 6:34am — 28 Comments

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