About

I am a godless skeptic and lover of science. I studied investigative journalism and philosophy at Southern Oregon University, and I am currently writing freelance while in search of a niche. I am a voracious reader, movie buff, and classic rock aficionado.

My goal is to apply my journalism training to be active in the skeptical and freethought movement, analyzing dubious but popularly-believed claims involving the supernatural, the paranormal and religion.

You can find more of my writings at my Academia page, where I post my longer essays.

Thanks for reading!

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3 Responses to About

  1. 青蛇丸 says:

    hey Nathan I was wondering in your old blog you said you were invited on the rapture ready radio show, how did that go?

  2. Lisa says:

    Hi Nathan, I just stumbled across your Zeitgeist part 1 “review” at your other blog and tried to comment but couldn’t so, I’m posting here.

    Nathan, I’m sorry but, your “review” of Zeitgeist part 1 is absolutely horrendous. You did no valid research whatsoever beyond Wikipedia. Your review is far worse than the Zeitgeist movie you criticize and your review contains many inaccuracies and flat out false information.

    It’s obvious you’ve never read the Zeitgeist Sourcebook or any of Acharya’s books because you get pretty much EVERYTHING WRONG.

    For starters:

    “the filmmaker makes claims about Horus being the Sun God of Egypt (which is erroneous; Horus was the god of the sky)”

    You have no idea what you’re talking about do you. Acharya quotes and cites professional Egyptologists proving you wrong there.

    HORUS IS A SUN GOD!!!
    http://freethoughtnation.com/horus-is-the-sun-god/

    Stop repeating the same CRAP you’ve read from those knuckle-dragging neanderthals over at conspiracy science/ skeptic Project. Those guys are an embarrassment to all atheists.

    “Christianity had no need to steal these concepts”

    Primary sources and scholar commentary on them prove you wrong:

    “…Christian scholars over the centuries have admitted that … “there are parallels between the Mysteries and Christianity”1 and that “the miracle stories of the Gospels do in fact parallel literary forms found in pagan and Jewish miracle stories,”2 “…According to Form Criticism the
    Gospels are more like folklore and myth than historical fact.”3

    1. Metzger, HLS, 8.
    2. Meier, II, 536.
    3. Geisler, CA, 320.

    – Who Was Jesus? 259

    “Much of what is discussed in Part I of Zeitgeist come from Grave’s work”

    False, completely false and you’d already know that if you did any research at all.

    “all sources for Part I ultimately lead back to Gerald Massey and other like-minded authors who are cited often by Acharya S”

    Complete utter bullshit! You have no idea what you’re talking about probably because you’ve never read any of these books same as you did no research on Zeitgeist either. I have actually read *ALL* of these books and know for a fact you’re wrong.

    The Sun/son issue was addressed YEARS AGO
    http://freethoughtnation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=4835#p4835

    “She uses Gerald Massey and similar writers as a secondary source quite heavily, but almost never uses primary sources”

    I’m sorry but that is a flat out LIE.

    Primary sources & scholar commentary on them support ZG1:

    Sourcebook
    http://stellarhousepublishing.com/zeitgeistsourcebook.pdf

    Primary Sources & Scholars cited in the ZG1 Sourcebook
    http://www.truthbeknown.com/zeitgeistsources.html

    Rebuttal to Dr. Chris Forbes
    http://truthbeknown.com/chrisforbeszeitgeist.html

    Zeitgeist Part 1
    http://freethoughtnation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2997

    “Gerald Massey, who has been denounced as a pseudo-historian by the academic world for over a century”

    Bullshit, you are just spreading around crap you read on the net from others who also have no clue what they’re talking about. Gerald Massey was very highly peer reviewed by the top Egyptologists of his day.

    Who Is Gerald Massey?
    http://www.stellarhousepublishing.com/who-is-gerald-massey.html

    It just sounds like you’re repeating that crap from Ed Winston of the Skeptic Project / Con-Sci website.

    Both theists and atheists should be ASHAMED to cite that pathetic Skeptic Project / Conspiracy Science website, which was addressed below long ago:

    Skeptic Project / Con-Sci on ZG1, DEBUNKED
    http://www.freethoughtnation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2609

    I especially love this one where Ed makes a complete fool of himself with the “Ferseus” bit (in red) because he has absolutely no clue what he’s talking about:

    http://www.freethoughtnation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=19839#p19839

    As a freethinker myself, you embarrass us all with this crap. Scholars and others who’ve actually read her work are supportive of it:

    “I find it undeniable that many of the epic heroes and ancient patriarchs and matriarchs of the Old Testament were personified stars, planets, and constellations … I find myself in full agreement with Acharya S/D.M. Murdock”
    – Dr. Robert Price, Biblical Scholar with two Ph.D’s

    “Your scholarship is relentless! The research conducted by D.M. Murdock concerning the myth of Jesus Christ is certainly both valuable and worthy of consideration.”
    – Dr. Kenneth L. Feder, Professor of Archaeology

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