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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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"... misunderstandings and neglect create more confusion in this world than trickery and malice. -- Goethe Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. -- Hanlon's Razor Your twofer for today."
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“Learn To Sail”

Posted on September 5, 2022 at 9:45am 0 Comments

The sailor does not pray for wind, he learns to sail.

-- Gustaf Lindborg



The above is a wonderfully succinct expression of the kind of pragmatism I prefer to have in my life and which I wish that more people could embrace.  When I interact with the world, there is a natural desire to be effective in my actions, to achieve what I desire and enjoy the fruits of that accomplishment.  If any of that is going to happen, though, my actions must conform to the laws of physics…

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So, What If...

Posted on August 1, 2022 at 10:00am 6 Comments

It’s finally happened.  The smoking gun has been discovered in unique, utterly new evidence, the data has been verified, all the tests confirm it … THERE IS A GOD.  Now what?  For me, beyond a shrug and a bit of bemusement, little or no change.



Oh, but aren’t you excited or thrilled?  You see, we were right all along!  Wassamatta, eating too much crow?  Those sour grapes turning in your stomach?



Nope, don’t like grapes and crow isn’t on my…

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Why God Must Remain Hidden

Posted on July 11, 2022 at 10:30am 1 Comment

The biggest problem religion faces in hawking its wares is that its primary product – “god” – is unavailable for examination, mostly because it doesn’t exist.  Yet religions continue to insist with zealous ferocity that their god is out there and that it must be acknowledged, worshiped, and obeyed.  As a primary result of this, the game of religion necessarily becomes a shell game, which has its deity hidden behind mysteries and obtuse dogma and holy books which require interpretation for…

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Abortion: A Different Perspective (Revisited)

Posted on June 26, 2022 at 7:20am 7 Comments

I wrote the following a LONG time ago, long before Atheist Universe or Atheist Nexus or even before there were websites and browsers to read them with.  It was originally posted on Jim Maxey's Event Horizon BBS, back in the early 90s, and I thought that, considering the overturning of Roe v Wade, it would be appropriate to put it up here once again [with slight modifications] and remind people just how specious and poorly thought-out the reasons that evangelicals and other abortion…

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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.

At 9:51pm on December 5, 2021, Ian Mason said…

Happy Birthday, Loren. Have a great day.

At 8:34am on December 5, 2021, Stephen Brodie said…

Happy birthday Loren. I do hope you'll have a lovely day. Remember we shouldn't count the last two years because the pandemic has kept us on pause.

At 2:24pm on September 4, 2021, Detlef Pelz said…

I like fish and chips, too. :)

 
 
 

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