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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 Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"To answer your question, Spud, I don't yet know."
17 hours ago
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"It's not the season, but thanks to my freezer, I am now enjoying a rhubarb/strawberry crisp. Really good."
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"My daughter and SIL are one of three "farmers" that can now legally grow hemp in Indiana. That could potentially be HUGE! We're pretty excited about the future. A new page is on the horizon. Details later."
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"It'll be awhile before I can look for an apple tree to replace my yellow transparent  that split and fell a couple of weeks ago. It had rotted out anyway and needed to be cut down. So now, the decision is to be made as to what to replace…"
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Coincidentally, I had oat meal yesterday. I like apple butter or pear sauce in mine. I may have to try your method, Daniel. I experimented with my pancakes this morning. Instead of an egg, I dissolved flax seeds in milk and pear sauce. They say flax…"
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"This morning's coffee was especially welcome as I looked out to see a sea of white--8" of snow in every direction. But with hot oat meal with blueberries, I became more enthused about our first snow of the winter. I may not feel like that…"
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
".My daughter and SIL took their 9 year old son to hear the Indianapolis Symphony last night. For some reason (humbly, I have influenced his interest), he loves classical music (and jazz). On the concert playlist was Gershwin's An American…"
Jan 12
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, I don't grow much in the winter, although I have chia seed sprouts growing in my basement. Like you, another experiment. I don't know how they'll taste. I use a fluorescent light. Good luck with your investment! I need to read…"
Jan 12
Randall Smith commented on Randall Smith's group Sports Talk
"Life is full of quirks and coincidences. What are the chances that my Indiana Hoosiers, Purdue, and the Pacers (pro) basketball teams were not only playing Friday night at the same or overlapping times, but that all three games were being…"
Jan 12
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I just read a Dr. Mercola website entry that claims gardening is a major key to living a long life. I'll buy into that! Wish I could work in the yard and garden all year long. The only thing I do now is toss urine on it."
Jan 11
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I may have to try to get my dog to "plow" my garden by pointing and hollering "mole"!"
Jan 8
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"The turkey turned out great."
Jan 7
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Better late than never. I'm cooking a $60 organic turkey today, compliments of my daughter who had 4 turkeys in the farm's walk-in freezer. (They traded veggies for them.) She wants to use them before freezer burn  affects their…"
Jan 6
Loren Miller commented on Randall Smith's group Sports Talk
"Colts and Cowboys both played tough, though I also have to say that the Seahawks are little more than a shadow of their old selves.  This afternoon's wildcard games are liable to be interesting as well."
Jan 6
Randall Smith commented on Randall Smith's group Sports Talk
"Hip hip hurrah! (Old school)  The Colts did it. Surprised the heck out of me. I yelled out a few "Yippees" while watching the game, but that's about the extent of it. In watching the news stations, it appears local fans got a…"
Jan 6
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Patricia, I LOVED the George Carlin "Cherry Pie"!!  What a great way to start out the new year!"
Jan 1

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 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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