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World of Batsh!t - #3: Chemtrailer Trash (CoolHardLogic - YouTube)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Nov 9, 2014. 12 Replies

He's BACK!  After a somewhat sustained hiatus, CoolHardLogic has returned, and this time his Fleidermaus Scheiße takes the form of - Da, Da, DAAAAAAAAH!  Chemtrails!  "What are chemtrails?" you ask. …Continue

Tags: batshit, CoolHardLogic, conspiracy, aircraft, contrail

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Jun 10, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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


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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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God's Twitter Account

"Man ... I could sorely be tempted to get out-and-out profane here ... but it's not worth it.  Why in Sagan's name should I waste my breath on something that doesn't exist?I have better things to do ... and so does every other…"
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so true

"Well, it IS true that the Klingons killed their gods.  "They were more trouble than they were worth!"  Klingons may be out there, but their gods?  Not so much!"
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so true

"I don't know as I agree.  I mean, tigers are WAY more noble than most religious people are, AND they're endangered!Anyone here know about an endangered religion?  Anyone?!?"
6 hours ago
Loren Miller replied to Michael Penn's discussion MY GOD'S BETTER THAN YOUR GOD
"And here I was expecting:My god's better than you're god.My god's better than yours.My god's better, 'cuz he eats Ken'l-RationMy god's better than yours!Oh, well! [smirk!]"
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Ning and Daniel got hitched!

"Wow, I don't know how I missed this!  Big Congrats, You Two!!!!!"
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Loren Miller replied to Alan Perlman's discussion More religious idiocy: encoded Bible cures
"Indeed, where is the clinical data?  Where are the controls and double-blind studies???  I think we all know the answer to all of the above: Nowhere to be found."
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Religious Privilege Meme

"Except that we don't do ANY of those things.  Oh, wait...! [wry chuckle!]"
12 hours ago
Daniel W left a comment for Loren Miller
"I can't believe that either.  We have both been on the site since the Mastodons bellowed their deep, sad, songs, across the American savannahs."
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Wily Coyote design

"Wile E. Coyote, indeed.  From using the same hole to eat, breathe and talk with (and occasionally choke!) to putting an erotic entertainment center in the middle of a sewage farm, the design of Homo sapiens has more problems from the point of…"
16 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's blog post To teach fables, myths, miracles and superstitions as fact is an outrageous thing
"Brava, Joan!"
Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's blog post To teach fables, myths, miracles and superstitions as fact is an outrageous thing
"Honestly, I may give up on internet comments.  I made the mistake of having a look at those of the last article you posted, and they are predictable to the point of being hackneyed, on both sides of the argument.  There may be some cogent…"
Loren Miller commented on Joan Denoo's blog post To teach fables, myths, miracles and superstitions as fact is an outrageous thing
"It IS outrageous.  It is also counterproductive, because it leads people away from the truth, away from fact, away from anything that can be successfully used to advance one's life and well being.  And people will do this because they…"
Loren Miller replied to Daniel W. Mylin's discussion Prayer can't hurt?
"Sure, prayer can't hurt ... so long as it doesn't get in the way of Real, Effectual Action. 'Nuff said."
Loren Miller replied to Allen Dudley's discussion I Wouldn't Call Him "Doctor"
"Don't forget Advanced Fly-Fishing!  [grin!]"
Loren Miller commented on tayson peeters's blog post is there any (monotheistic or claiming to be) religion of peace?
"As far as islamic extremists are concerned, if these guys are less islamic than extremist, how come their actions are always accompanied by shouts of, "Allahu Akbar?!?"Oh, and if you really want a religion of peace, check out…"
Loren Miller replied to Sanjoy's discussion Hi
"Greets, Sanjoy, and welcome to Atheist Nexus.  I think you'll find that, whether you're talking about christianity, islam or scientology, we're all equal-opportunity offenders around here, so feel free to throw it down.  I…"
Loren Miller replied to Allen Dudley's discussion I Wouldn't Call Him "Doctor"
"So they don't teach math at Liberty University, eh?  Probably not science or engineering, either.  Yet I'd bet a cup of coffee that "Dr." Hays has a nice car, probably a TV at home and a cell phone in his pocket, all of…"
Loren Miller commented on Steve's blog post Death as an Atheist
"At the risk of paraphrasing what William Wallace said in the movie, Braveheart:We all die.  Not all of us live ... or at least, not all of us live consciously, understanding the limited, finite life that we have and value that for all that…"

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At 10:44am on January 31, 2015, Daniel W said…

I can't believe that either.  We have both been on the site since the Mastodons bellowed their deep, sad, songs, across the American savannahs.

At 3:32pm on December 25, 2014, Christina Fiscus said…

Nice to meet a fellow Browncoat on here!  I aim to misbehave!

At 10:34am on November 19, 2014, Anita K said…

I'm glad you enjoyed your time here! Next time you should try the chili crab with hot buns; it's one of my favourite special-occasion dishes. (: Thank you for the welcome!

At 1:57pm on November 14, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

Thanks Loren, for the lead to The Midterm Elections Will Drastically Affect Humanists. I tried to get a link to the author and have a little chat. Then I decided I would do my thinking in public so others can smash my reasoning and tell me where I am all goofed up. But I don't have time to think it through right now. 

Basically, it is that Democrats have a tough time organizing ... the old herding cats syndrome ... and I see it as an organizational problem to be worked out through strategy. He hits the nail on the head. Now what?

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. 


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.

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Scott Pelley on Charlie Hebdo, Terrorism, and the Press

Posted on January 10, 2015 at 7:56am 12 Comments

It isn't very often that I hear Scott Pelley offer an op-ed piece as a part of a news broadcast.  So when he closed the CBS Evening News of Friday, 9 January, 2015 with his observations on the attacks in Paris and how freedom of the press figures into the whole situation of terrorism, I thought it was notable enough to make mention of it here.  Mr. Pelley makes simple, straightforward points which resonate in the current time, and I believe his words are worthy of your attention. …


The Science / Religion Dichotomy – Another View

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:11am 4 Comments

Christianity insists on dependence on its god and its savior.  Indeed, it demands submission to that supreme being, saying “thy will be done.”  Islam is not only no different, the very word means “submission.”  Both expect the believer to trust in Yahweh or Allah to provide for them and nurture them and bring meaning to their lives.  The price for that nurturance, though, is utter obedience without question.  One of the immediate consequences of such an attitude is vulnerability to…


Is god good?

Posted on December 14, 2014 at 11:27am 26 Comments

Is god good?

If we’re going to ask that question, the first thing that has to be established is: whose “good” are we using as a standard?  If human good is to be the benchmark, then the task is relatively easy.  Whatever good god recognizes, however, will introduce a degree of vagary which may be insuperable.

Regardless of which deity is supervising this reality, he/she/it cannot be said to be good by human standards in the slightest measure, and one need look no…


I want to live in a world where...

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 8:38am 26 Comments

Just watched “The Best of Charlie Skinner” on YouTube for the umpti-umpth time.  Sam Waterston’s portrayal of Charlie in the HBO series, The Newsroom,  is dear to me for his alternation between avuncular father-figure and curmudgeonly news director, and I get a big kick out of him.  Watching that made me think about how much I’d love to see Atlantis Cable News become a real, actual news organization, and then…


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