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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.

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Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
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"T What became known as the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 was another such surprise. The result turned out better than the ones mentioned here. Nonetheless, a shocker to Americans."
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What Happens Next Time?

Posted on February 1, 2023 at 9:00am 3 Comments

Surprises generally only work ONCE, especially if they are UNPLEASANT surprises or worse, hostile, aggressive surprises which give rise to conflicts and wars.  Such surprises have happened throughout history, generally because one side thought they could gain an overwhelming advantage over some other side with an unexpected action, usually military in nature (though not always).  The United States has been subject to at least three such events in our recent history, and that is what this…

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Some Issues With “The Handmaid's Tale”

Posted on January 2, 2023 at 12:40pm 3 Comments

“Blessed day!”



“Under His eye.”



“Blessed be the fruit.”



“May the Lord open.”



These and other hackneyed catchphrases are part of the everyday conversational usages to be found in the Republic of Gilead.  This is, of course, the world of Margaret Atwood’s novel and subsequent television series, The Handmaid’s Tale, the story of what happened when, in the wake of a pandemic which impacts human fertility and reproduction on a global level [sound…

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They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore

Posted on December 1, 2022 at 9:10am 4 Comments

The matter of installing the new Ring Doorbell that afternoon had not gone as expected by a long stretch.  Repeated attempts to download the very last element of its software had seen that step arrested at 90% of completion, and the technical support person from Ring was, to that point, unable to get the darn thing to go any further.  Finally, she acknowledged the impasse, ordered a new unit, and dispatched it to my location, a process which would likely take the proverbial two-to-three…

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Who Are You To Judge God?

Posted on November 1, 2022 at 8:10am 0 Comments

The title of this piece has to be among the most common of retorts, offered by believers when someone like us – atheists, agnostics, freethinkers – looks at God’s Plan™ and wonders at the rationality of such a “plan.”  One can generally expect a chorus of “God’s Ways are not our ways,” as well (just so you know), even as we get the same stuff from the bible:



“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,

Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.

-- Isaiah…

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At 11:56pm on December 16, 2022, BALUKU MUBUYAWALIRE NELSON said…

Hello Loren, 

Thank you for your question. I believe in doing good and i believe in information because i want to learn always. If together we can do good and learn from each other and transform the world through free thinking. Then the world will leave a free mind from being enslaved in religion which business is benefiting a few. Thank you very much 

At 3:05pm on December 9, 2022, BALUKU MUBUYAWALIRE NELSON said…

Thanks for your cheers, free thinking is the nice way to leave in. In our culture before the coming of religion was free thinking but the religion distorted it making it a pagans way of living. I will stand in my society in order to have my people free thinkers

At 3:00pm on December 9, 2022, BALUKU MUBUYAWALIRE NELSON said…

Thanks Loren for welcoming me in the gang, i have suffering with poverty without any one helping me and while i was loyal in the church spending my time doing all the church work including writing fundamental proposals for the church projects and my children were studying from christian institutions , not until until i was introduced to the non believers who have helped me have my children study. The bible says "blessed is the hand that giveth than the hand that revieveth, but there is no good in believing in God who they say he recieveth but he does not give. What is the meaning. I hope we shall stay together and we shall keep together and know our selves. In Africa it is worse, we need your help for people to understand the truth

At 5:17pm on April 8, 2022, Stephen Brodie said…

well Loren IF It's been fixed of course I take full credit. I just hope it stays that way. Cheers Buddy.

At 8:47am on March 16, 2022, HH Victor said…

Thx!

At 2:52am on March 16, 2022, Stephen Brodie said…

Loren I've been noticing that as well. It seems to have got a lot quicker today. I'll ask about it.

At 8:18am on February 24, 2022, Chris B said…

Thanks, Loren!

At 2:22pm on January 29, 2022, Mrs.B said…

Thank you, Loren! 75....who knew......?????

At 3:22pm on January 11, 2022, Vanessa Williams said…

Thanks.   :)

At 11:23am on December 21, 2021, Ian Mason said…

Thank you very much.

 
 
 

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