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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 16, 2017. 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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Loren Miller commented on Randall Smith's group Sports Talk
"Randall, I have three words for you: Picture-In-Picture ... GET IT!As for me, the Browns weren't especially pretty yesterday, but they pulled it out in Denver, and I'm all for that.  It all still needs a LOT of polish, but it just may…"
15 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"What's the difference between a random god and no god at all? -- Ricky Gervais Good question. Believers posit a god who acts spuriously and intervenes roughly at the rate of random chance, whether beneficially or detrimentally. We might as…"
15 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Patricia's discussion Climate Change Deniers
"The blunt end of the stick is that the ONLY place where climate change has any degree of controversy is OUTSIDE OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY ... where people prefer to deal in anecdotal information or hearsay and can't be bothered to do their…"
yesterday
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Every day, here and at home, we are warned about the enemy. But who is the enemy? Is it the alien? Well, we are all alien to one another. Is it the one who believes differently than we do? No, oh no, my friends. The enemy is fear. The enemy is…"
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Loren, the Republican Party abandoned democracy a while back. Chomsky pointed it out. Well put, Loren! "Tell me, Andrew: is not collecting stamps a hobby?  If not, then WHY would not believing in your deity be a religion??""
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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"It's the usual crap. They think that because their belief is integral to them, it has to be integral to everyone. It's the same kind of narrow-minded thinking that they used throughout they're religious consciousness."
Saturday
Grinning Cat commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
""Religion" encompasses a lot more than Christianity (in its tens of thousands of varieties). Still, quite a few religions steadfastly maintain the doublethink that their god(s) know(s) everything that will happen in the future, yet can be…"
Saturday
Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"One would tend to expect inconsistency from a queer Catholic."
Friday
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"[sigh] Andrew Sullivan is frustrating as hell.  At times he can be incredibly observant and incisive ... and then he spouts crap like this.Tell me, Andrew: is not collecting stamps a hobby?  If not, then WHY would not believing in your…"
Friday
Patricia commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"I had it, but got rid of it. Don't miss it."
Friday
Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
""Everyone has a religion. It is, in fact, impossible not to have a religion if you are a human being." ~Andrew Sullivan Anyone beg to differ?"
Friday
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Religion is based on the idea that God is an imbecile. ― Noam Chomsky Is he ever! He creates the universe, plus Adam & Eve, they IMMEDIATELY screw it up, and he's SURPRISED at that! Then all of humankind goes south on him, to the point…"
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Loren Miller commented on FFRF's group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"Randall, this group is as good as any and better than most, in that the FFRF can and frequently HAS taken action regarding such incidents.  Their monthly, Freethought Today, reports on all sorts of situations such as the one you cited.And THANK…"
Thursday
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Maybe you do not care much about the future of the Republican Party. You should. Conservatives will always be with us. If conservatives become convinced that they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will reject…"
Thursday
Loren Miller commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"We're with you, Joan.  For myself, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.  BIG HUGS!"
Thursday
Patricia commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Then it should be obvious its all man made."
Wednesday
Loren Miller commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Everyone Is a Skeptic
"The issue isn't skepticism, it's selective skepticism.  It is the active compartmentalization of one's own belief system against all others which gives rise to this brand of spurious thinking.  Or, put another way: I…"
Wednesday
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Well ... considering how POORLY ol' Yahweh did in Genesis (TWICE!), maybe he could use a Monday morning quarterback!"
Wednesday
Patricia commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Yes, I liked it."
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Plinius commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"That is beautiful, Patricia! We only need a few more people with light in the soul..."
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At 7:39am on August 18, 2018, Bexs said…

thanks for the welcome....

At 9:24am on July 17, 2018, Bertold Brautigan said…

I'd look at the book as more of a fun reference than something you'd plow through. Warren is one hell of a writer though.

At 2:04pm on May 8, 2018, OrionWolf said…

Hello Loren! I believe the issue is fixed. Thank you again for the help!

At 1:48pm on May 8, 2018, OrionWolf said…

Thank you for taking the tie to write to me Loren and for letting me know of such error on my blog. I am currently working to fix this issue. It is strange but I am contacting Google to see if the can help with the issue.

Greetings and hope all is well!

At 12:18am on April 24, 2018, Prasenjit Konar said…

Namaste...Thank you so much!

At 12:05pm on April 23, 2018, Jim Gardner said…

Thanks..Glad I found this site..

At 1:46pm on April 8, 2018, Vine said…
Thanks for the welcome, Loren. I agree that there's nothing wrong with fantasy for fun. Unfortunately, the line between fantasy and delusion seems very thin, and people often cross that line without realizing it. One example is the admirer who becomes a stalker. Another is the "casual Christian" (which I once was, having been raised that way) who becomes an evangelical.
At 12:48pm on February 18, 2018, shane clark said…

Thanks for the welcome Loren,Greetings to all from New Zealand, it's currently 7.45 am Monday morning....so if you want to know the future???? just ask me :-).  oh and by the way....jesus is coming....its pissing down with rain here at the moment....see infalible proof, anyone got a towel?

 i look forward to learning more of Dan Barker and Jerry De Witt.

 

all the best people, keep up the good work

best regards shane

At 6:13pm on January 9, 2018, Chris said…

Great quote Loren.

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.
-- Upton Sinclair

At 7:53pm on January 4, 2018, Dyslexic's DOG said…

Hi Loren,

Thanks for asking to be my friend.

I may stick around a little longer on A/N this time.

Last time I got overwhelmed by attacking Trump supporters since he started his run for presidency, but now I've settled down a bit, but still have fun stirring them up. :-D   

Thanks M8!  

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Religion in Government – The "Back Door" Problem

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 7:40am 11 Comments

My copy of FFRF’s Freethought Today recently went upside my head with a statement quoted on Page 3 of their November 2018 issue:



The bottom line is that while church and state are formally separated, religious legislators are still driven by their religious beliefs when voting in the Senate on all issue areas. This mechanism circumvents the formal separation of church and state and brings religion into politics through the back door.

-- Daniel Arnon, Emory…

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Conversion Therapy, Revisited

Posted on November 11, 2018 at 10:40am 14 Comments

I am FURIOUS … again. With the advent of the new film, Boy Erased, and renewed attention to the “business” of conversion therapy, I am reminded once again of the arrogance displayed by the evangelical Christian community in thinking that, because Yahweh condemned men for loving other men and women for loving other women, that it was somehow incumbent on them to attempt to correct this supposed flaw in their personalities. Also reminding me of this issue was…

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White Supremacism, Trump, and the Future of Civility

Posted on October 28, 2018 at 12:00pm 4 Comments

The “new normal” becomes yet more virulent. On Saturday, 27 October, 2018, a gunman entered the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and opened fire, killing 11 of the congregants. Four police officers were also wounded when they responded to the incident before the assailant was taken into custody. Investigation into his background yielded results which were predictable to the point of being almost intuitively obvious. He was extremely anti-Semite, and while superficially a…

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A Simple Question

Posted on September 27, 2018 at 6:35pm 28 Comments

“Are you willing to request that the White House direct the FBI to investigate the current allegations against you?”



I hadn’t watched most of the hearings that were conducted Thursday, with Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh as primary witnesses. I figured that I’d catch the evening news and hear the wrap-up at that time, but when I dialed up CBS at 6:30 PM Thursday, I was confronted with the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, still in full swing. Senators Feinstein,…

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