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Decoding Jesus: Separating man from myth (CNN - John Blake)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 16. 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
"Yeah - instead we get shit like this-- Sinclair Forces Pro-Trump Segments on StationsThe Providence Journal reports that IBEW locals are complaining that Sinclair Broadcasting is forcing local stations to air Trump Propaganda And this-- Facebook…"
7 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Self Respect in the group Feminist Atheists
"Ruth, what you've listed above amounts to many if not all of the parameters of self-ownership. Without them, there is no self-ownership, there is no self-possession, and there is no ability to assert oneself effectively in the public…"
7 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"A powerful and cogent point, Bertold. What a shame nobody these days can be bothered to hear such things ... or almost no one."
7 hours ago
Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely,…"
7 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"I agree Loren.  jesus is NOT a god of love."
13 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Just keep asking yourself: What would Jesus not do? ― Chuck Palahniuk Point taken, Chuck. It would seem as though Jesus would threaten us with death for not letting him rule over us (Luke 19:27), never mind dismiss us after that into a lake of fire…"
14 hours ago
Yaphet K. Graham left a comment for Loren Miller
"Hello Loren, thanks for the greeting. Sorry it took a bit to answer, relatives were over and we were having a good time while freezing our buns off."
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"The first casualty of learning is IGNORANCE.  If theists truly wanted to learn, then theism would become such a casualty. -- me Overall, I suspect that ignorance, whether inadvertent or purposeful, is the single biggest foe we have to fight…"
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins. --Benjamin Franklin"
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Loren Miller replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Is America Warming Up for a Religious War?
"The general public?  Maybe.  US?!?  Don't bet on it.  Hell, Joan Denoo is way older than I am and I wouldn't get in her way if the shit hit the fan for all the tea in China!  There are those of us who DO value what…"
Friday
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting "Jesus Christ," so that it would read "A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the…"
Friday
Loren Miller replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Is America Warming Up for a Religious War?
"Bertold if it hasn't been about bringing about the Second Coming, it's been about turning the US into a biblical nation, ruled by Mosaic Law ... or BOTH.  Either way, people need to be educated about what is going on and the danger…"
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Loren Miller replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Is America Warming Up for a Religious War?
"Offhand, I'd say Trump's sucking up to the Religious Reich is all but begging for a war.  Said war will be at least as political as it is religious, being that dear Donnie seems to be doing his best to violate and obviate the…"
Thursday
Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Hamlet’s a dull fuck of a story where a fellow stands around lamenting how useless he is even to his own self, and then there’s a pansy swordfight and it’s over. --Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland"
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"“Confirmation bias” has mutated from a hazard of academic research to a menacing political and social phenomenon. --Mitch Daniels"
Thursday
Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Hmph, "The Seven Mountains of Influence!"  Why did I KNOW that R. J. Rushdoony's Dominionism was at the core of this crap?"
Thursday
Loren Miller commented on Claire Donnelly's group LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends
"Outstanding news, Bertold!"
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"And here  I thought the planet Venus was the planet Venus!  SILLY ME! [groan!]"
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Loren Miller commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"Let it never be said that Oregon doesn't know how to COOK! Clearly a Tern for the better!"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"I do not fear death. I'd been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience. --Mark Twain And if those billions of years went unnoticed in your consciousness, why should billions or…"
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At 9:48pm on December 9, 2017, Yaphet K. Graham said…

Hello Loren, thanks for the greeting. Sorry it took a bit to answer, relatives were over and we were having a good time while freezing our buns off.

At 12:41am on November 27, 2017, Marianne Seals-Vahrenholt said…

Danke!! thx a bunch for having me!!! :o)

At 3:35pm on September 26, 2017, Joan Denoo said…

I'm trying to remember how to get a video into comments without losing height or width. Will you please remind me of the dimensions that work for video? 

Thanks. 

At 11:55am on September 11, 2017, Teresa Roberts said…

Who's your muse? LOL

At 11:56am on September 7, 2017, John Elder said…

Thanks Loren, I am giving it some thought. Staying I mean. Truth is I am really sick of the abuse and trolling some people who will remain unnamed have done for years with no consequence even though the "Nexus Rules" do prohibit such. If we are going to tolerate constant abusive behavior towards anyone who doesn't buy into pseudoscience and dares to return sarcasm in defense, well, I find it hard to believe the Nexus is a site for rationality as claimed. Maybe I'll cool off and stay, but I am really offended by being chided for not playing nice with an aggressive ranter who is well known to be over the top by many. Best always, John 

At 1:38pm on August 30, 2017, Patricia said…

Thanks Loren. Hugs back!

At 5:08pm on August 15, 2017, Joe said…
Thank you Loren
At 9:15pm on August 9, 2017, Cristy McGowan said…
Thank you I'm excited to be a member
At 3:02pm on July 2, 2017, Robert Franklin said…
Thank you Loren, I will enjoy myself where I can.
At 9:48pm on June 29, 2017, Jennifer Miller said…

Thank you.

Loren Miller's Blog

The Atheist Pig's Take on Mass Shootings

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 9:20am 18 Comments

Is this the new normal?  Over 500 mass shootings in the past year, more in the past decade possibly than in all the 20th century.  The trend gives no appearance of abating, indeed, quite the opposite.  Frequently, gun sales surge in the wake of the more publicly reported shootings, owing to the mistaken impression by the gun lovers of the US that maybe, just maybe, THIS TIME the government will clamp down ... and yet they don't.  The push to regulate the bump stocks which were used in the…

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Canaries and Coal Mines and What to Do About Them

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 9:00am 13 Comments

... your Earth was crumbling all around you. You've got simultaneous epidemics of obesity and starvation. Explain that one! Bees and butterflies start to disappear, the glaciers melt, algae blooms.  All around you the coal mine canaries are dropping dead and you won't take the hint!  In every moment there's the possibility of a better future, but you people won't believe it.  And because you won't believe it you won't do what is necessary to make it a reality. So, you dwell on this…

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God Bless Texas?

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 9:00am 12 Comments

I was driving home after celebrating my wife’s twin sons’ 32nd birthdays, having enjoyed excellent lasagna, salad, and homemade ice-cream-cake, in the company of some very good people.  Cruising north on Ohio I-77, the powerful, easy grace of my Mustang GT thrilled my senses as we charged north toward Cuyahoga County and home.  What was totally unexpected was the display proffered by an electronic billboard, off to my left.  In bold primary colors, it displayed the Lone Star flag…

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A Never-Ending Battle?

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 8:00am 10 Comments

I have no illusions that there’s an endgame.  These problems never go away.  You have to educate every single generation about this and make sure it doesn’t creep back into our society.  There’s no sense in which the job is ever done.

-- Tim Gill



Just for the record, Tim Gill is a software engineer and rights advocate, who has been an integral part of the thrust for LGBTQ equality.  His influence spans from the 2003 Goodridge v Dept. of Public Health case to the…

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