Loren Miller
  • Male
  • Cleveland, OH
  • United States
Online Now
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter

Loren Miller's Friends

  • Pelumi Abiodun
  • DAN DANA
  • Bertold Brautigan
  • Andrew Bradford Hoke
  • Warren Jappe
  • Armin Navabi
  • kent l thompson
  • Eric Lawson
  • k.h. ky
  • Oliver Tausend
  • Amy Manwill
  • Fanghur1123
  • Aaron Wayne Mayberry
  • Tim Clevenger
  • Anthony Jordan

Music

Loading…

Loren Miller's Discussions

World of Batsh!t - #2: Moon Loons (CoolHardLogic - YouTube)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Jun 10. 7 Replies

The moon's a balloon, so says the song.  Problem is, there's a guy out there, perhaps more than one, who want to claim that the moon is actually a PROJECTION (up around 55,000 ft, so he claims!), and…Continue

Tags: CoolHardLogic, batshit, hologram, moon

World of Batsh!t - #1: Sky Demons (CoolHardLogic - YouTube)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Mar 5. 6 Replies

We've all seen it - claims either so outrageous or so ignorant that they test the bounds of credibility, and they're usually, though not always associated with religion.  Well, it would seem that…Continue

Tags: mon-roe, Sky Demons, CoolHardLogic, batshit

What kind of smoke alarms do you have? (Daily Kos)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Feb 26. 4 Replies

I get an email of links to mostly political pieces from the Daily Kos every day, and that's how I became aware of the following.  Personally, I have no idea whether the three smoke detectors we have…Continue

Tags: carbon monoxide, photoelectric, ionization, detector, smoke

Thinkers Anonymous

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 Jul 28. 16 Replies

Right off the top - I did not write this, and I honestly do not know who did.  I stumbled onto it this morning on the hard drive of my laptop, in a folder of a collection of written pieces I have…Continue

Tags: anonymous, thinkers, humor

 

Faith is NO Reason ... Truer words were never spoken.

Profile Information

City (For Member Searching)
Cleveland
State or Province (For Member Searching)
Ohio
Country (For Member Searching)
USA
About Me:
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 a touch over four years!), so if you need a hand with something, please don't hesitate to give a shout.

Gifts Received

Gift

Loren Miller has not received any gifts yet

Give Loren Miller a Gift

Loren Miller's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Latest Activity

Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's blog post Mr. Deity and the Humorless Atheist
"Totally agreed, Pat, and I told Brian as much in the comments.  He says that many people disagree, though he also observed that gallows humor can be problematic.  To me, that's sorta like saying that handling pure nitroglycerin can be…"
45 minutes ago
Pat commented on Loren Miller's blog post Mr. Deity and the Humorless Atheist
"Loren, that was "over the top" as far as self absorbed. To me, it had all the humor of an abscessed tooth."
3 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Former Pastor's blog post Divorcing The Church
"This is something that, I suspect, happens repeatedly: the conflict between dealing evenhandedly with people and trying to reconcile that with the conflicting dictates of the church.  I'm hoping that more and more often, people are seeing…"
8 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's blog post Mr. Deity and the Humorless Atheist
"Funny you should mention "self-absorbed," Pat.  Here is a piece Brian did in his Words series which, far as I'm concerned, takes that concept WAY too far."
8 hours ago
Pat commented on Loren Miller's blog post Mr. Deity and the Humorless Atheist
"As to Seinfeld, all I can do is speak for myself. The program was not, in my estimation, about "nothing" as was advertised and portrayed. It was about a group of self-absorbed, narcissistic urban dwellers who gave not a damn about their…"
8 hours ago
Bertold Brautigan commented on Loren Miller's blog post Mr. Deity and the Humorless Atheist
"Never seen Mr. Deity, but I also absolutely never "got" the Seinfeld show or why anyone liked it either. This is looking like a pattern - is there a reason atheists don't like him?? I do think humor is critical to quality of life.…"
8 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"GC, if I don't laugh at the video you posted, it's for the same reason I don't laugh at Mr. Deity: it cuts entirely too close to the truth.And while I'm at it: FUCK THEM!  I'll see you at the polls next Tuesday!"
10 hours ago
Daniel W (Sentient Biped) commented on Loren Miller's blog post Mr. Deity and the Humorless Atheist
"Uh Oh. I never care for Seinfeld either. Not that there's anything wrong with that. :-). Plus it's getting close to Festivus season, which kind of depresses me."
12 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's blog post Mr. Deity and the Humorless Atheist
"Gad, someone else who doesn't care for Seinfeld?  Ye gods and little fishes!I suppose one of my problems with Mr. Deity is that it comes a bit too close to the truth, again, if we are to believe that there is a god and it is indeed the god…"
12 hours ago
Pat commented on Loren Miller's blog post Mr. Deity and the Humorless Atheist
"Like Daniel, it's been a long time since I've watched Mr. Diety. And, I agree, it's not my type of humor. Now, I do have a sense of humor. But like taste in food and style, everyone's is different, and I'm no exception.…"
12 hours ago
Daniel W (Sentient Biped) commented on Loren Miller's blog post Mr. Deity and the Humorless Atheist
"Loren thanks for the review. I havent watched Mr. Diety in ages - must not be my type of humor either. My own sense of humor can be dark, dry, or sometimes like gallows humor. Sometimes playful. Each to their own."
13 hours ago
Loren Miller liked Loren Miller's blog post Mr. Deity and the Humorless Atheist
13 hours ago
Loren Miller posted a blog post

Mr. Deity and the Humorless Atheist

For those of you who don’t know, Mr. Deity is an ongoing series on YouTube, featuring Brian Dalton as writer, director, and star of the eponymous series.  Mr. Deity is a fast-talking 21st century take on Yahweh, complete with his son, Jesse/Jesus, Larry, the omnipresent holy ghost, and adversary Lucy (fer), doing three to four minute sketches, usually riffing on various shortcomings of the bible and its god.  Frequently highlighted are Mr. Deity’s cluelessness about the impact or consequences…See More
13 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion Raëlian DNA research project: Science proves that consecrated wafers are still wheat and not Jesus
"One bonkers group throwing stones at ANOTHER bonkers group?  Pardon my French, but SO FUCKING WHAT???"
22 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Visvakarman Svetasvatara-Upanish's discussion Should I just give up?
"Too often, debating believers is too close to either talking to a brick wall or banging your head against it.  Neither accomplishes very much.  Public debate with an audience may be more fruitful, in that though your opponent may not be…"
yesterday
Loren Miller replied to Leon K's discussion Im gonna have debate with Imam
"Is there a topic for the debate?  I can think of at least points of focus: Quran 5:51 O ye who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for friends.  I have to look at this surah askance, to put it mildly. Quran2:191 And slay them…"
yesterday
Loren Miller commented on Čenek Sekavec's blog post What is your favorite bible verse?
"I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.-- Isaiah 45:7Great line ... because it makes a total lie of the whole benevolent, caring god and it completely plays up the…"
yesterday
Loren Miller replied to Luara's discussion fundamentalism as an atheist straw man
"I don't care whether it sources from the first century CE or last night's poker game.  It deserves scrutiny and criticism resulting from that scrutiny at minimum.  Anyone who wants to attempt to elevate it to some kind of…"
yesterday
Loren Miller replied to John Aultman's discussion The Results Are In: America Is Dumb and on the Road to Getting Dumber
"Sorta says it all, don't it?"
yesterday
Loren Miller posted a status
"Doing something of a Mr. Deity marathon here ... and I have to ask: is this Brian Dalton character on his meds or what?!?"
yesterday

Comment Wall (255 comments)

You need to be a member of Atheist Nexus to add comments!

Join Atheist Nexus

At 11:59am on October 22, 2014, Idaho Spud said…

Loren, is there a way to block a specific person from showing-up in my e-mail?

At 10:19pm on October 10, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

Oh Loren, you torture me. I love Kahlua and Cointreau and they play terrible tricks on my diabetes. Actually, the liver is what is thrown off track and creates pain like you would not believe. I love alcohol. I love beer. I really love Glenmorangie single malt Scotch. These are loves of the past. I'll do the coffee, whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. 

Thanks. 

At 8:09pm on October 10, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

Oh Loren! I like anything coffee. I would like the recipe. Thanks 

At 9:44am on October 4, 2014, TheraminTrees said…

Cheers Loren. NIce to meet you. My name's Link by the way. Been away from YT for a while, but recently returned and feels nice to be back. Only came across Atheist Nexus a few days ago, but seems like a engaging space. All the best. 

At 9:49am on September 13, 2014, Pat said…

Judge Posner wrote the opinion. This may come as a surprise, but Posner was appointed to the federal appeals court by none other than Ronald Reagan. However, as the Republican Party shifted further and further to the extreme right, he distanced himself from it. If you can get the audio link that recorded the oral arguments, it is fascinating. Posner politely rips the opponents of marriage equality a new one.

At 6:47pm on August 22, 2014, Pat said…

I tend to agree that the next President will be a woman. It will, in all probability, be Jeb Bush v. Hilllary Clinton. My $$$ is on Hillary, just because the Bush name is a gross anathema. If so, the teabaggers will continue to obstruct anything to improve or advance the US. I listen to them scream "I want my country back." Me? I want want my country forward.

At 12:03pm on August 22, 2014, Pat said…

Loren, sorry it's taken me so darn long to get back to you about Boehner's lawsuit against the President. You're correct in that I found it...well, not interesting from the standpoint of Boehner...but more of a bad episode of bizarre theater here in the US.

The author of the article in Daily Kos is 100% correct in that federal courts, unlike state courts, are courts of very limited jurisdiction. The only cases federal courts can hear are those enumerated in the US Constitution,an interpretation of a provision of the Constitution, or what what Congress authorizes them to hear.

Here's the real underlying stupidity of this lawsuit. Congress could pass a statute giving federal courts jurisdiction to hear this case. Before it goes into effect, guess what chief executive of the US government has to sign it into law?

The whole thing is nothing more than a propaganda ploy to get the true believers would up like a group of striped nosed baboons in a primate house throwing feces against the wall. The mid-terms should b interesting.

At 9:39am on August 9, 2014, Andrew Bradford Hoke said…

Hello Loren,

Thanks for welcoming me to the site, and sorry for taking so long to get back to you.

I'm really enjoying this online community. I'm learning a lot and thinkg a lot :)

At 6:02am on July 7, 2014, Zerin Firoz said…

Ya Bangladesh and thanks a lot again for welcoming me so warmly! :)

At 7:42am on June 23, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

Loren! What an affirmation of what I have been trying to get across sine the 1980s. I watched it happen, slowly at first, and then exponentially. I didn't have a computer in those days and did all the calculations from paper and pencil and watched the trendline move upward. 

Thank you much! Indeed, I will order the book and look forward to reading it. 

Buy the way, I didn't see confirmation from economists, even though I read everything I can get my hands on. One day, I ran across Steve Keen, an economist from Australia and he confirmed what I was seeing. Whew!

Loren Miller's Blog

Mr. Deity and the Humorless Atheist

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 7:00am 9 Comments

For those of you who don’t know, Mr. Deity is an ongoing series on YouTube, featuring Brian Dalton as writer, director, and star of the eponymous series.  Mr. Deity is a fast-talking 21st century take on Yahweh, complete with his son, Jesse/Jesus, Larry, the omnipresent holy ghost, and adversary Lucy (fer), doing three to four minute sketches, usually riffing on various shortcomings of the bible and its god.  Frequently highlighted are Mr. Deity’s cluelessness about the…

Continue

The Particular Problem with Islam

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:53am 17 Comments

On Sunday morning, 12 October, 2014, I listened to Reza Aslan as he spent three minutes saying next to nothing of consequence regarding the contretemps of a week ago between Sam Harris and Ben Affleck on Real Time with Bill Maher.  Whatever Aslan wanted to accomplish with his vacuous commentary is beyond me, which doesn’t stop me from seeing it and him as being problematic as…

Continue

"Break a Leg"? Thanks, I'd Rather Not

Posted on October 5, 2014 at 11:30am 21 Comments

I was watching a segment of CBS Sunday Morning today, when a segment was presented about a new Broadway production, “It’s Only a Play.”  During that piece, Lesley Stahl asked the cast about the expected fortunes of this new work and what the reviews might be.  The reactions of the players, whether feigned or real, bothered the hell out of me and were of the tenor of “you don’t EVER talk about that in the theater!”  Eventually, there was conversation on those issues, but that the superstition…

Continue

The Irony of a Frightened Jehovah

Posted on September 7, 2014 at 10:25am 4 Comments

I was watching a profile piece on CBS Sunday Morning about actor Steve Bucemi a bit ago, when I heard that actor in one of his roles offer the following poignant observation:



Do you think God stays in heaven, because he too lives in fear of what he’s created?



If there were a god of any stripe who was responsible for the creation of Homo sapiens, I should think he’d be pissing his pants by now, and with good reason.  Ever since Yahweh made the…

Continue
 
 
 

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

 

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service