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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. Last 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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Carl, it's good to hear from you. How have you been doing lately? Can you get outdoors in this frigid winter? What do you do during a typical day?"
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Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Thomas, yogurt is definitely good for you. I've never made it before, but I know many people that do. Good luck. Unrelated, I cleaned out my 15 cubic foot chest freezer yesterday. I think it's been a couple of years since I last did it.…"
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Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"I confess to smoking a pipe once every other day. My uncle gave me a pipe when I turned 18 to "keep up the tradition" of male smokers in the family. I've smoked off and on--mostly off--ever since, and always outdoors. I figure, at my…"
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"It was 8 o'clock last evening when I heard a large truck pull in to my driveway. I was surprised to discover it was the propane gas man  delivering what I ordered last week. He must be very busy during this frigidly cold winter to be out…"
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"And life is good, Joan! You sound happy and content. Your idea(s) for a greenhouse should work. Go for it. As for your previous post on garden pH, I agree. My asparagus does great, while I've lost about 20 blueberry bushes within a year or…"
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Yesterday, I made an "orange jello" cheesecake. The idea came from an old Indiana recipe book. I was perusing through it for a clue, and, knowing I had an old pack of orange jello, voila, there it was! And I had all the ingredients,…"
Randall Smith commented on tom sarbeck's group Books:- Non-fiction
"Improbable Destinies; Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution, by Jonathan B. Losos is my next recommendation. The material is not too heavy and written with a sense of humor. The book basically is about what the title says, with emphasis on…"
Randall Smith commented on A Former Member's group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"I don't know, Spud. Perhaps it's because I don't like "suck". Sounds vulgar."
Randall Smith commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"First time I've heard this, Loren. Very nice.  I just finished listening to several renditions of the song "Snowfall"--one by Tony Bennett, another by Manhattan Transfer. (I'm unable to post either.)  Why now? It's…"
Jan 12
Randall Smith commented on A Former Member's group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"Fun stuff here. One of my unfavorite words is succulent.  Bertold, may I remind you of my Dec.  6 comment on the phrase "tickle your fancy"."
Jan 12
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"Limestone is the rock. Did you "google" Longmen?"
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Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Dug up "January carrots" from my garden yest. The ground thawed enough (plus I had mulched them good) that I could dig easily, The carrots were mammoth! That's the only veggie I have left in the garden.  Waiting for Spring. "
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"Remarkable carvings. Do you know, what kind of stone is this? "
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"The sweepers did not wear bright uniforms when I was in China. I agree, the streets and alleys were spotless. The people who swept were women in women's housedresses; they used brooms similar to your photo. "
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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 19 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 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. 

At 1:48pm on August 31, 2017, Patricia said…

Thanks, Randy. How have you been?

At 7:40am on August 25, 2017, goranko said…

Hi! My name is Goranko.

At 7:44am on August 23, 2017, Teresa Roberts said…

Thanks for the welcome. Always glad to meet another hoosier atheist. We need more. 

At 8:32am on August 8, 2017, Benji Clark said…
Thanks, man.
At 9:14pm on July 29, 2017, Niki L said…
Thank you for the greeting.


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