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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

 

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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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Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Glad you enjoyed it, Stacey!"
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Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Regarding the whole immigrant business, I have a suggestion:"
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Loren Miller commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"For us on the southeast side of Cleveland, it's Mr. T's Wonder Freeze, an old-fashioned ice cream place which does soft serve and most excellent chocolate malts!  They typically open in April, and my wife and I have been there once so…"
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Loren Miller commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Boil it down, what god judges people for are things Pat Robertson doesn't like!"
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Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Totally agreed, Bertold.  I said it a little bit ago: The World Is Not Safe."
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Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Spud, I'll endorse that quote without hesitation!"
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Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"If there is a God, atheism must seem to Him as less of an insult than religion.― Edmond de GoncourtConsidering the wildly extravagant and self-contradictory claims made by religions, I tend to concur!"
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Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Gary, I don't surprise easily, but that one caught me good and proper. Your Poe quote is excellent!"
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"Unfortunately, Carl, it also works when you're not thinking!"
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Loren Miller replied to Joan Denoo's discussion ERA again, still!
"Anything free is worth what you pay for it.-- Robert A. Heinlein"
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Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"A preoccupation with the next world clearly shows an inability to cope credibly with this one.― Richard K. MorganI have been saying this for longer than I care to think: there are believers out there who can't deal with the responsibility of…"
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's blog post Dear Mr. President: Regarding Climate Change...
"It does truly go beyond bizarre, Michael, and honestly, short of forcibly removing Drumpf from office, I don't know what to do about it.  I still haven't sent this piece and I think it would need some editing beforehand, as I would…"
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Michael Penn commented on Loren Miller's blog post Dear Mr. President: Regarding Climate Change...
"I think it should be sent but I wonder if it would even be read. This man has his support group who actually applauds the fact that he lies and they defend that with the nonsense that has come out of his mouth. They must think this is…"
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Loren Miller commented on Claire Donnelly's group LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends
"The thing is, Melania blew it with that comment she made about Obama's birth certificate.  She could have stayed away from that and been semi-okay, at least.  But NOOOOOOO!  She had to be a big shot, didn't she? / She had to…"
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Loren Miller replied to Joan Denoo's discussion ERA again, still!
"Joan, I can't see that the ERA has so much as a snowball's chance in hell with the current administration and Congress in place.  That said and considering what happened the day after Drumpf took office (give you a hint: "Pink…"
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Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God.― Scott DikkersJust love the snark on this one!"
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Loren Miller replied to The Flying Atheist's discussion Neil deGrasse Tyson Video
"They're the most fit while they still have money and/or power to get what they want, but once the bread and influence runs out (and in a post-apocalyptic scenario, I see this as being very damned likely), how long will they last?  Very…"
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Loren Miller replied to The Flying Atheist's discussion Neil deGrasse Tyson Video
"More fit?  Not necessarily at all.  Better positioned, being inland and away from major bodies of water which could negatively impinge on living spaces?  More than likely and certainly one possibility.  Let's also mention…"
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At 9:57pm on April 20, 2017, Marjorie Blegen said…

Sounds like you have a great bunch of fur-babies. Let me tell you about mine:

1. Samwise Gamgee Moonglow-16 yo: lilac point Siamese mix I picked up at a 3-M plant in Ontario, CA while I still drove semi. He is the BEST!

2. Chloe Rose-approx. 18 yo: tortoiseshell. Got her from a college woman who could not keep her.

3. Cappuccino Java Hopper Enigma Little Bitch - almost 9 yo: Mostly white with black splotches. A friend brought her to me when she was about 6 days old. She never grew so is still my baby (Java for short).

4. Majik Curious Destiny - approx. 3 yo: A friend (same one who brought Java to me) found Majik at a PetSmart up for adoption. I received pictures of her and told my friend to get her for me as I had been searching for a calico like her since my last calico died (Maggie was 19 when she died).

5. Solveig5-6 yo: Eastern Gray tree frog. One fall, when I was still putting plants outside during the day, this little frog kept coming in with the plants every night. I would find her in the morning when I placed my plants outside. After the third time, I said, "Well, I guess you want to stay." I bought a large habitat with front glass doors, put in plants and logs, plus a pond. I have to buy crickets (Yuck) to feed her. She is the mellowest frog I've ever come across.

So, that is my family!

At 8:18am on April 20, 2017, Marjorie Blegen said…

Thank you,Loren, I will scritch my cats and tell Solveig (the frog) ribbit. Soveig is an Eastern Gray tree frog - chirp chirp.

At 10:05am on January 21, 2017, Daniel W said…

Another famous someone ALMOST from Cleveland

At 10:51am on September 8, 2016, Elisabeth Christina Mathes said…

Thanks for the welcome, Loren!

I´ve already found many awesome vids and topics in this group, so I will definitely have a great time here! Cheers, Eli

At 6:41am on July 3, 2016, Scarlet StormBreaker said…

Thank you. 

At 3:25pm on July 2, 2016, Kelly said…

Hi Loren! Yes I love podcasts! They were a big help after my divorce the comedy ones helped me laugh again. The variety and content of podcasts is better than anything on cable. I do love the Thinking Atheist podcast, it's well produced and that voice is amazing, I could listen to him for hours!

At 3:35pm on May 22, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

I was just soliciting advice, Loren.

At 7:44pm on May 18, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

That might be related. Later I had to stop my flash plugin because it gave me problems.

BTW, I put my psychological reaction to climate news in the Psychology group. It' really for psychological discussion, isn't it. I wasn't sure where to put it, as I already overload Ecological and Climate Concerns. Have you a better suggested location to post such things in future?

At 5:43pm on May 18, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Thought you might want to know. I selected the Noam Chomsky group after searching for it in my groups, and my computer froze up. The message telling me what was loading said something about read Twitter.com. Had to do a hard reboot. Couldn't find anything like that in my task manager.

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

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

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Dear Mr. President: Regarding Climate Change...

Posted on April 23, 2017 at 11:30am 2 Comments

Rigorous science is critical to my administration's efforts to achieve the twin goals of economic growth and environmental protection.  My administration is committed to advancing scientific research that leads to a better understanding of our environment and of environmental risks. As we do so, we should remember that rigorous science depends not on ideology, but on a spirit of honest inquiry and robust debate.

-- President Donald Trump, commenting on the March for Science…

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The Politics of Distraction

Posted on April 14, 2017 at 10:15am 12 Comments

Variations on the following have just been sent to the feedback sites for CBS, NBC, and ABC News:



I may be mistaken regarding your current journalistic focus, but a bunch of ineffectual cruise missiles in Syria, then one large bomb goes BOOM in Afghanistan and any attention the media may be paying to the issue of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and alleged complicity on the part of Donald Trump's campaign seems to have been distracted.  Insofar as I'm…

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The World Is Not Safe

Posted on March 1, 2017 at 7:00am 28 Comments

I was teased as a kid.  Some days were better than others and some others weren’t so great, but the fact is that from the time I entered first grade through high school graduation, there was something in me which drew the jibes, catcalls and slanders from my fellow students.  Somehow I was different, though exactly how I had no idea back then.  This whole business was made worse by the fact that for a great deal of that time, I was hyper-sensitive to that kind of abuse and could not…

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Women's March 2017 – Impressions

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 9:00am 10 Comments

On the night of 8 November, 2016, in the wake of the stunning election of Donald John Trump to the presidency of the United States, an idea was started by a Facebook post and grew from there to proportions hitherto unheard of.  The idea?  A march, to react to the new presidency and insist on a maintenance of rights, for women, for LGBTQ folks, immigrants, legal or not, in short for anyone who stands to be minimized at least or injured at worst by the new administration.



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