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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 / 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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Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Jerry Coyne takes no prisoners ... nor should he!"
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Loren Miller commented on MarkFL's group Media Issues
"Something very similar happened when Clair Patterson's research into the age of the earth ran headlong into issues with the lead industry and the virtually global lead contamination that industry created.  That story was summarized in the…"
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Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"I discovered Frank Sinatra's attitudes toward religion some time back and wrote about it here.  It surprised me, too."
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Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Christ is revered as the Prince of Peace, but more blood has been shed in his name than any other figure in history.  You show me one step forward in the name of religion and I'll show you a hundred retrogressions. -- Frank Sinatra"
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Loren Miller replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Anger-Incitement Playbook in the group No Nonsense
"I'm less about locking him up than getting that incompetent jackass out of my sight and making sure he never has his hands on the controls again.As for anything else, Bill Maher had something to say about that in yesterday's New Rules:"
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Loren Miller commented on moJoe's group Atheist News
"More like leader-shit..."
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Loren Miller commented on moJoe's group Atheist News
"And GREAT NEWS!  Repeal of the Affordable Care Act and enactment of the American Health Care Act is OFF THE TABLE!!!  The bill has been pulled from the House floor for lack of votes!How you like THEM apples, Donnie?!?"
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"Faith means not wanting to know what is true. – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Faith is believing what you know ain't so. -- Mark Twain"
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"Just back from a neat event introducing BMW's new 5-series sedan. Good food, good music, good company. You don't beat that with no stick!"
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Loren Miller replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Corrupt Strongman Replaces Democracy
"The only problem with this hypothesis is that Drumpf just isn't that strong.  For all his noise-making, the only thing he's genuinely accomplished it to garner more untoward attention to himself, attention which could ultimately be…"
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Loren Miller replied to ProgrammingGodJordan's discussion Why God is scientifically redefinable (an atheist article)
"Fine ... but HUMANS are accomplishing those actions through visible mechanisms and rational thought.  What you appear to be suggesting is the redefinition of humans as god(s), which is totally unnecessary.There is no more point in so redefining…"
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"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.-- Albert Einstein"
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Loren Miller replied to ProgrammingGodJordan's discussion Why God is scientifically redefinable (an atheist article)
"Actually, god is redefinable in any venue someone would wish to cite.  The reason is simple: "god" is a concept without any form of hard, objective referent.  As such, said concept does not relate to the real world in any…"
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Loren Miller commented on Gwen's status
"Earth has a lot of things living on it, and a great deal of its surface has material which is either living or derived from things that were once living.  However, the tectonic plates which much of the surface rests on, never mind the molten…"
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Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"For those who may be dreading the hearings associated with the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, please know that there is at least one senator who is holding the nominee's feet to the fire and brilliantly so: one Sheldon…"
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"Actually none of the above, Bertold ... though I wonder if Yahweh dropped you on your head at one point! [chuckle!]  Besides ... turning my credit card into wine?  THAT WOULD SOAK MY WALLET!!!"
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Loren Miller commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"This quote appeared elsewhere on A|N, but considering the current political climate, I thought it deserved restatement: The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes…"
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's status
"Loren - God must have blessed you as you walked into Carrabbas. Or maybe Jesus turned your credit card into wine. Or perhaps your karma after all these years of living right resulted in this manifestation of viticultural beneficence. Or maybe…"
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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. =)

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

Thanks for friending me, Loren!

Loren Miller's Blog

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.



Two and a…

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"Alternative Facts" and Our Government

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 9:00am 17 Comments

The following message was just emailed to Marcia Fudge, Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, my House representative and Senators, respectively:

When Kellyanne Conway used the phrase, “alternative facts” in answering Chuck Todd on Meet the Press this past Sunday, echoes of George Orwell were almost automatic in my head.  Facts are unique in that they describe reality, and the last I looked, there are no alternative realities out there nor are there alternative facts, except…
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Confrontational Reality and Donald J. Trump

Posted on January 2, 2017 at 11:00am 8 Comments

It was a cold January afternoon in 2009 when USAir flight 1549 departed LaGuardia airport with 150 passengers, three flight attendants and pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and first officer Jeff Skiles at the controls of the Airbus 320. Beginning their climb to 15,000 feet, everything was ordinary and routine, just another milk run to Charlotte, North Carolina, right up to the point where Captain Sullenberger noted: “Birds.” Hardly half a breath later, several dozen Canada geese…

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