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"May the Force..."

Started this discussion. Last reply by jay H Jan 13, 2016. 6 Replies

Hillary Clinton ended the Democrat debate last night with "May the force be with you". I though that was great! No "God bless America (or you)". She did mention "god" once, when she said "God-given…Continue

"You ain't no Muslim, bruh"

Started this discussion. 온라인슬롯사이트추천Last reply by Atheist in FundyLand Dec 13, 2015. 35 Replies

The "You ain't no Muslim" remark made by a bystander in the London subway stabbings has been a major internet sensation. Substitute "Christian" for Muslim, and we atheists would be saying it ALL the…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by redhands Mar 8, 2017. 4 Replies

You all know Sisyphus--trying to roll a boulder up a hill. I'm just wondering what his feelings are.Continue

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Randall Smith commented on Randall Smith's group Sports Talk
"I'm not particularly pleased about the new rule change in golf where the putter can leave the flagstick in the hole if he so chooses. I'll continue to take it out. I await the day where caddies will be a thing of the past and golf carts…"
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Slept late this morning which usually gives me a headache. Coffee cured it (the headache, not the sleeping late). The week's over--a busy week (relatively speaking for me) of going to town to grocery (Aldi) and Walmart shop (yes, ugh). But…"
Randall Smith commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"Thanks for sharing, Patricia, but not for my tastes."
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Gee, Chris (Plinius), I missed this 3 week old comment. Good advice. A one page diet for all. (Wonder why the list omits fruit?) Last night, I had fish, quinoa, squash, green beans, a salad, and fruit (pear and raspberries)."
Feb 5
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Just realized today is Groundhog Day, previously known as Candlemas Day--"Half the wood, half the hay". It's sunny here in Indiana, so you know what that means(?). Actually, absolutely nothing! True or not, I'll be spending 2…"
Feb 2
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Joan, I thought you were suffering from memory loss? It sure doesn't appear to be true. You've just written two wonderful memories! Daniel, you continue to inspire me. I think I'll go on a peony search."
Feb 2
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"NOAH blasted Trump for his latest twitter poo-pooing global warming, his evidence being this recent cold weather.? For all you non U.S. citizens, I apologize for our dunderhead president .?"
Feb 1
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Man (Daniel), you must really love Rufus to go to all that trouble to feed him! Makes me feel guilty just buying Dot bagged dog food, usually from Rural King (Alpo and others). I'll check the labeling today. Never thought of egg shells. But I…"
Feb 1
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Negative 48 degrees F wind chill here in north central Indiana! Record real temps (-18F). Unfortunately, I have to go out today to babysit grandkids. Hope my truck starts! Gotta stop at the library anyway. I've almost run out of reading…"
Jan 31
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Gee whiz, Patricia. I didn't know. Happy belated birthday! I'm glad you're a contributing member here. Love your wit."
Jan 30
Randall Smith commented on tom sarbeck's group Books:- Non-fiction
"Here's a couple of good books I just finished:?Pandemic 1918, by Catharine Arnold, and?A Mind Unraveled, by Kurt Eichenwald. I didn't know much about the influenza epidemic 100 years ago (the year of my parents birth). Reading…"
Jan 30
Randall Smith commented on Randall Smith's group Sports Talk
"The other night, I had 3 sports on TV to choose from. I picked boxing. What a savage "sport". I can't believe the participants don't have to wear helmets. There has to be brain damage occurring. So why do I watch it? I'm…"
Jan 28
Randall Smith replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Introduce yourself in the group Hang With Friends
"Tom, how did you find Ruth's post? It was originally written over 7 years ago.? If I didn't comment then, I will now. But, rather than "sitting at the table", allow me to substitute my couch for eating a snack. I enjoy a…"
Jan 27
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Jan 26
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I survived (a day with a 3 year old grandson)! A 3 hour afternoon nap (him, not me) helped. Have a good weekend."
Jan 25
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Grandson sitting all day today at my house. He's 3 years old and a handful. I'm glad I kept all my own children's toys and games. My grandkids love playing with them. Heck, I even have stuff left from my own childhood. Last week I…"
Jan 24

Happily retired science teacher. Enjoy being outdoors, gardening, golfing, exploring. Do service work with Wilderness Volunteers and Sierra Club. Enjoy being indoors to read, play piano, cook and eat! Life is good being an atheist.

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Farmers Markets

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 8:12am 5 Comments

This post has nothing to do with atheism, and it doesn't fit into any group. So I'll just add it here.

As some of you may know, my daughter and her husband (Emily and Nate) operate an organic vegetable (mostly) farm. Tillable land is about 100 acres, so it's fairly large.

For close to 10 years they've been taking their produce to farmers markets on Saturday mornings. They started with one, then expanded to three. They're back to one, and after this year, there will be… Continue

How Not To Die

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 8:13am 12 Comments

Just a little over a year ago I wrote a blog entitled "The Big Fat Surprise", in response to a book of the same title that basically said eating fatty products--bacon and such--was not so bad for you afterall (i.e., the Adkins diet). It seemed to be well documented. I shouted HURRAH! ?I also read?Wheat Belly, which wants us to stop eating grains, whole or not. Another decision.

Alas, woe is me--confused and distraught. Upon reading Dr.…


There, but for...

Posted on October 30, 2015 at 8:01am 18 Comments

As an atheist, a lot of little things bother me-- two, in particular.

How often, after a tragedy of some sort, do we hear "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families"? How inane is that sentence? Yes, I realize it's meant to be wellmeaning and supportive, but is it really necessary? What else can be said? I heard it many times after my father died last month. I inwardly cringed and said thank you. But I wanted so much to say, please don't pray for me.?

Far worse than that…



Posted on January 27, 2015 at 9:00am 8 Comments

For nearly all my adult years (>50), ?I've been told to eat what was recommended to be the most healthy foods and avoid the "bad guys". No to whole milk. No butter. No red meats. No eggs. White poultry meat only. Eat lots of grains and carbohydrates.

We've been duped into believing that eating fat makes you fat, and that a high fat diet increases cholesterol numbers which in turn leads to heart diseases. No proof, just common sense. For 50 years the American Academy of Pediatrics…


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At 4:59am on October 10, 2018, Amanda Richland said…

Thank you so much for the warm welcome :)

At 7:37am on August 18, 2018, Bexs said…

thanks Randall for the welcome...

At 6:49am on July 30, 2018, Al Wm Johnson said…

Randall -? thanks for the welcome.? I was raised a Roman Catholic and was indoctrinated with that religions supernatural beliefs. At some point in my life those beliefs no longer made sense to me. I have been on a lifelong mission to discover a worldview that I could live by. I think I have found it.? Al

At 7:55pm on March 22, 2018, Robin I said…
Thanks. Trying to figure out my phone
At 6:54pm on January 24, 2018, Samantha Ewing said…
Thanks for the welcome.
At 2:23pm on December 12, 2017, Raymond J Barnes said…

Good to be here, thank you

At 11:11pm on November 19, 2017, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

I'm really glad you enjoy Hang With Friends, and always appreciate your contributions. Thanks for the thumbs up.

At 9:53pm on September 18, 2017, Jerilyn Neal said…
Thank you for the welcome. I only know one other nonbeliever in this town. Most of my friends are christians and most do not know my feelings about faith. It can be very frustrating.
At 10:07am on September 8, 2017, Joni E Wells said…

Thanks for the welcome.?? Interesting site for sure.?

At 11:12am on September 2, 2017, Ron Hurst said…

Thank you Randall.?


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