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World of Batshit - #6: Sphereless (CoolHardLogic)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 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 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


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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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Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"No, nothing is sacred!  "
6 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"Very powerfully written, Loren.  No! There are no sacred texts in existence. Not of Western culture nor Eastern. They all reflect the ruminations of Homo sapiens. By that, I do not mean "to think deeply," but I mean "to chew…"
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"For starters, you might enjoy "The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche" by H.L. Mencken, the first book about N. in English. Be prepared though, old H.L. was a genius in many ways, but he had some very ugly racist and elitist tendencies that…"
7 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"Very well put, Bertold.  Nietzsche's "de-deification" is very necessary from where I sit, because it also represents the removal of religion's attendant irrationality from society along with.  As I said in that last…"
7 hours ago
Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"Thanks, Loren, this is a critical discussion. Nietzsche called for the "de-deification" of nature and the "naturalization" of the human being. This effort has been described as requiring us "to expunge the residual…"
7 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Dyslexic's DOG's photo

Who Wrote The Bible

"Daddy issues, control issues, women issues ... Freud would have had a picnic with those guys!"
9 hours ago
Christopher Cosgrove liked Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
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Ted Foureagles commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"That's true Loren -- not in an absolute sense :).  I continue to use words that have taken on religious connotation, and occasionally even some of religious origin.  Those are the words extant in our language and I need them to…"
11 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"Ted, a large problem in choosing our terms once again falls at  the feet of religion.  It arrogated the most important words dealing with the highest values to itself because it supposed that there was no greater value than itself. …"
11 hours ago
Qiana-Maieev commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"My opinions & ideas change all the time. As I read, & learn from others, I re-think almost daily."
21 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"My thoughts exactly, Qiana.  There are values worthy of respect, worthy of being protected and prioritized, qualities, ideas and ideals which promote and indeed may be essential to our continuation on this planet.  The fact remains that…"
21 hours ago
Qiana-Maieev commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"Respect & value?"
22 hours ago
Ted Foureagles commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"Perhaps I need a different word.  There are things about which I feel a sense of something like sacredness, though without supernatural, absolute or unquestioning aspects.  The earth, or even small portions of it, seems "sacred"…"
22 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"Sadly, Ruth, we've made the task of avoiding human extinction that much harder with our own foolishness, especially considering my last blog entry.  We do things half-thought-out or not at all, not realizing that in some cases, the…"
Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's status
"I/We live in a distinct period with education, preventive health care, and high levels of employment in all kinds of jobs that pay living wages and a growing Middle Class reaches a "tipping point". See "America Crosses the Tipping…"
Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"To me the bottom line is: avoid human extinction. If any value deserves to be sacred, it's long term species preservation. Without an us, the ultimate source of value, what does "value" mean? We are the creators of reality in the…"
Qiana-Maieev commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"I say a book is a book, a building is a building, a room is a room, art is art, etc."
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"“Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.” ― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche"

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At 3:32pm on April 19, 2016, Neal said…

I think AU's been invaded by AN. =)

At 2:16am on April 19, 2016, John Jubinsky said…

I'm not so sure that A/N is going to stay up either. One thing that I have noticed for some time now is that A/N will no longer allow tags to be added  to discussions that are posted. That makes me suspect that it has been over burdened. Someone needs to connect with the originator of it and tell him or her about the problem. I think Dr. Meaden would be a very logical choice to do this. He likes Joan Danoo so maybe she should be the one to connect with him. 

At 3:13pm on April 16, 2016, Qiana-Maieev said…

Thanks, Loren.

At 12:40pm on April 16, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Thanks for friending me, Loren!

At 9:11pm on March 18, 2016, Matthew Shepherd said…
I thank you for the greeting good sir.
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.  :)

Loren Miller's Blog

Is Nothing Sacred?

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 12:58pm 16 Comments

Hmmm, good question. First thing we would need to do, I suppose, is define “sacred.” At least initially, I will defer to dictionary.com:

  1. Devoted or dedicated to a deity or to some religious purpose; consecrated
  2. Entitled to veneration or religious respect by association with divinity or divine things; holy.

That second definition seems to be the most on-point here, but it also begs a question: what entitles anything “to veneration or religious…


Purposeful Stupidity and Jurassic World/Park /Whatever

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 8:00am 2 Comments

Last Saturday evening, I took in the last hour or so of the HBO premiere of Jurassic World, and while I have not seen the entire film, I’m not certain I have to. Jurassic World, like the original and its offshoots, is a paean to stupidity, oblivious, inadvertent, and purposeful, and the consequences it spawns. There are the predictable side elements of self-assured arrogance and presumed authority on the part of those who want to embrace the stupid, be the stupid, and the…


A “Strange” World or the World We Live In?

Posted on April 13, 2016 at 9:15am 6 Comments

A long time ago, I was something of a fan of Marvel Comics, and among my favorites was Doctor Strange. By way of introduction, Steven Strange started out as a medical doctor who was forcibly introduced to the idea that objective reality as we know it was only one such reality, that there were others which had the potential to interact with ours, both for good and for ill. Figuratively slapped in the face with this revelation, Strange set about to learn all that he could about this new…


The Need for Humankind to Grow Up

Posted on March 18, 2016 at 9:00am 11 Comments

If we’re to grow up as a species, we need to address the systems that infantilize us.

-- TheraminTrees

I recently posted a question to Steve Shives for his “You Had to Ask” series, wherein I asked for his thoughts regarding population growth and the problem it poses for our continued existence on this planet. No great surprise, Steve had no solutions among his musings, but he noted importantly that, as a problem, population growth is far more obvious and blatant than…


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