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Tradition at Birth
Mainline Protestant
Current Religion
Atheist
Occupation
Electrical Engineer, retired
What brought you to Atheist Universe?
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 music, especially classical, high-end stereo and home theater (and with that, CD and DVD collecting), enthusiasm for cars and motoring, single-malt whisky and biking.

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Loren Miller replied to Neal's discussion The Sunday Planet - July 16, 2017
"This to me is the true horror of religion: it allows perfectly decent and sane people to believe by the billions what only lunatics could believe on their own. -- Sam Harris"
Monday
Loren Miller commented on Stephen's blog post Georgetown Professor Jonathan Brown Defends Slavery as Moral and Rape as Normal in Virginia Lecture
"So ... consent is a modern western concept, eh?  Probably along with self-integrity.  The implication of such a position is that those in power can superimpose their desires or will on those not so empowered, and it's perfectly…"
Jul 15
Stephen commented on Loren Miller's blog post A Never-Ending Battle?
"Great post Loren  I really enjoyed it. I think the situation of Atheists in America is more analogous to the Gay struggle. I think we Atheists in Europe have become almost the norm where as you guys in the states have a longer road to…"
Jul 12
Loren Miller posted a blog post

A Never-Ending Battle?

I have no illusions that there’s an endgame.  These problems never go away.  You have to educate every single generation about this and make sure it doesn’t creep back into our society.  There’s no sense in which the job is ever done. -- Tim Gill Just for the record, Tim Gill is a software engineer and rights advocate, who has been an integral part of the thrust for LGBTQ equality.  His influence spans from the 2003 Goodridge v Dept. of Public Health case to the triumph which was Obergefell v…See More
Jul 12
Loren Miller replied to Neal's discussion The Sunday Planet - July 2, 2017
"And let's ALL be jingoists, okay?"
Jul 4
Loren Miller replied to Neal's discussion Welcome to the Jungle - January 8, 2017
"Between Edwards v Aquillard and Kitzmiller v Dover, there shouldn't be any kind of creationism or intelligent design instruction in the US, except that the jackasses from Answers in Genesis and Creation Ministries International and the…"
Jan 9
Mrs.B left a comment for Loren Miller
"Have a great day Loren!"
Dec 5, 2016
Loren Miller left a comment for Stephen
"Thanks for the birthday wishes, bro!"
Dec 5, 2016
Stephen left a comment for Loren Miller
"Happy birthday Loren. Have a great day. Cheers mate."
Dec 5, 2016
Loren Miller commented on Stephen's group A Woman's right to choose
"Mrs. B, so long as there remain men who think they have the right to dictate their standards to others and wish to dominate their environment, regardless of others' wishes, this issue will continue to fester.Thinking about that pic of the…"
Nov 13, 2016
Loren Miller replied to Neal's discussion Welcome to the Jungle - November 13, 2016
"I just watched part of a CBS Sunday Morning piece about a city in West Virginia and why they went for Drumpf, and it was in no ways surprising.  The town was utterly based on coal, and with coal fading in production and importance, the…"
Nov 13, 2016
Loren Miller replied to Stephen's discussion Voldemort Effect (The phrase was coined by British activist Maajid Nawaz)
"The problem with the burqa is twofold: It can be and has been used by men to hide weapons and commit crimes without easy means of identification. The "free choice" of wearing a burqa or hijab or niqab or whatever is likely indoctrinated…"
Oct 7, 2016
Loren Miller commented on Stephen's group A Woman's right to choose
"Andy, do you seriously think that anyone has the right to superimpose their will onto a reasonably competent woman regarding how she deals with a pregnancy?  The level of maturity is too often a red herring,  frequently used by…"
Oct 7, 2016
Loren Miller replied to Atheist Universe's discussion Introduce Yourself
"As it comes to that: My wife and I recently attended a performance of "All the Way," a play about Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  It was EXCELLENT.  Oh, and should I mention that…"
Oct 7, 2016
Loren Miller replied to Atheist Universe's discussion Introduce Yourself
"Hmph ... apparently after all this time, I haven't written an introduction here!  Well, better late than never, I guess: I'm male, 65 years old as of this writing, married and currently tending to five very silly kitty-cats. …"
Oct 7, 2016
Loren Miller replied to Stephen's discussion Voldemort Effect (The phrase was coined by British activist Maajid Nawaz)
"I am an American liberal who has about as much use for political correctness as a snake has for shoes.  That attitude includes NOT tiptoeing around those who get upset at "trigger words" or people who seem to think we're supposed…"
Oct 7, 2016

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A Never-Ending Battle?

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 9:10am 1 Comment

I have no illusions that there’s an endgame.  These problems never go away.  You have to educate every single generation about this and make sure it doesn’t creep back into our society.  There’s no sense in which the job is ever done.

-- Tim Gill



Just for the record, Tim Gill is a software engineer and rights advocate, who has been an integral part of the thrust for LGBTQ equality.  His influence spans from the 2003 Goodridge v Dept. of Public Health case to the…

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The Tale of a Billboard for the RNC

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 7:05am 8 Comments

It was something over a year ago that I learned that Cleveland was going to be the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention. The prospect of having a bunch of misogynistic, homophobic, mostly white guys invading The Best Location in the Nation was not a welcome thought, as you might well imagine, and that many of them were scornful of the concept of church/state separation did not help matters. However, I was encouraged by some discussion at a meeting of the Northern Ohio Freethought…

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Reason Rally 2016 – Photo Album

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 9:30am 0 Comments

There are lot of people I've met online since I became an atheist, many of them I am glad to call, "friend."  Still, it's something altogether different to MEET these same people in the flesh, or at least be close enough to photograph and hear them speak live.  Being able to do that a few times this past June 4th was as valuable to me as being able to attend the Rally itself, and I am glad to share with you some of those very neat moments here.





Here's Daniel and I.…

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Reason Rally 2016 – My Impressions

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 9:21am 4 Comments

Driving 360 miles with a lousy cold isn’t ordinarily my idea of fun, but this was the Reason Rally, and those don’t happen every day. So I added zinc and Hall’s Mentholyptus to my overnight bag and set off a touch after 8 AM Friday. Turns out the drive was pretty easy, and I got in around 2:30. There wasn’t a lot going on at the time, and I wanted to decompress after the drive, so there wasn’t much to do other than collapse! I DO want to note, however, that one thoughtful provision had been…

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At 4:02pm on December 5, 2016, Mrs.B said…

Have a great day Loren!

At 2:46pm on December 5, 2016, Stephen said…

Happy birthday Loren. Have a great day. Cheers mate.

At 8:34pm on June 4, 2016, Stephen said…

Hope you had a great time at the reason rally. Looking forward to your account and pictures.

At 7:56pm on June 4, 2016, Mrs.B said…

Thanks Loren. Looking forward to it since I can't travel.

At 7:51pm on June 4, 2016, Mrs.B said…

Hoping to hear from you & your DC trip, Loren.

At 1:26am on May 13, 2016, Chris said…

Loren, Heres a good place to post your introduction.

I'm glad you're here.

http://atheistuniverse.net/forum/topics/introduce-yourself?commentId=6381005%3AComment%3A172408

At 9:39am on May 10, 2016, Chris said…

I'm sorry to hearthert Brother Richard is ill.  He did a great job with Atheist Nexus.

At 9:02am on May 10, 2016, Chris said…

Hi Loren, I'm glad to see that you joined Atheist Universe.

You are a great person.

Chris

At 2:50pm on April 18, 2016, Mrs.B said…

Good to see you here, Loren.

At 10:47am on April 18, 2016, Stephen said…

You take your time Loren. speak later.

 
 
 

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