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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

Sisyphus

Started this discussion. Last reply by redhands Mar 8. 5 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
"Daniel, you've encouraged me to continue posting here. I sometimes feel I'm boasting when I talk about my yard and garden (despite envy of yours). Not everybody is so lucky to have space and time to work in a garden. I certainly enjoy your…"
9 hours ago
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, while I love gardening, I'm not as serious about it as you are. I might check out those gardening sites you mentioned, but if I get envious of what you do, imagine how I'd feel reading about a whole bunch of other great gardeners!…"
yesterday
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Watching a beautiful sunrise on the first full day of Autumn, while sipping coffee at my computer.  No breakfast this morning as I'm doing an "intermittent fasting" day. It helps to keep my belly smooth. It's suppose to be…"
yesterday
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Good to have you back, Daniel. I wish I could grow kumquats here. I planted a bag of 20 tulip bulbs the other day (from Aldi of all places!) They had daffodils, too. Maybe next visit. Joan, you might be interested to know that SIL Nate spent a week…"
Wednesday
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I agree with Joan! Daniel's photo brought a smile to my face and brightened my day. Too bad the diner wasn't run by an independent owner. Then again, the diner we have nearby never seems to stay in business for long. And, Daniel, your…"
Wednesday
Randall Smith commented on Steph S.'s group Wildlife
"It was late in the afternoon when I saw a great horned owl sitting in my yard. It was eating something--I suspect a cicada. Before I could grab my camera, it flew away. He/she has returned several times, hanging around my yard. Very impressive…"
Wednesday
Jerilyn Neal left a comment for Randall Smith
"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."
Tuesday
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Ok, that worked. Try again. Rained a bit last night to soften the garden soil. I've been cleaning up--taking down corn stalks and weeds. I usually just take a shovel and chop both at the surface, leaving the roots to supply food for…"
Sep 18
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Testing. My "Add comment" doesn't seem to work. this after I just wrote something. Grrr."
Sep 18
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Carl, when you added that last sentence, I thought "Oooh-this could belong in the "learnerscoffeegroup" group. But, it's good here. My latest "creation" was a shrimp chow mien.  I was happy to find water chestnuts…"
Sep 17
Randall Smith commented on Teresa Roberts's blog post Charlatans and Gullibles
"Me thinks with these recent blogs, your book contains much of the same "stuff". I get the message. You're right, of course."
Sep 17
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Lookin' good, Daniel. Equally tasty, I'm sure. Like you, it's mostly "garden fresh" foods for most of my meals. And, according to that Plant Paradox book I referred to previously, I'm eating all the…"
Sep 15
Randall Smith commented on FFRF's group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"Donald, I appreciate your offer. But, you see, I'm a minimalist. Less is better. I get by with what little I can do: email, google stuff, check out a couple blog sites, order from Amazon, etc. Simple is my middle name. I get help from my…"
Sep 15
Patricia liked Randall Smith's profile
Sep 13
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Patricia, you have certainly enhanced A/N by returning to "the fold"! I'm so happy you decided to rejoin. Great photos. And, Bertold, I love the list you posted!"
Sep 13
Randall Smith commented on FFRF's group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"FFRF has a good blog about the "power of prayer" found at >blog@ffrf.org<"
Sep 13

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 7 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 14 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.…

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There, but for...

Posted on October 30, 2015 at 8:01am 22 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…

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THE BIG FAT SURPRISE

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 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.
At 7:10am on June 23, 2017, Marc McDonald said…
Thanks for the welcome Mr. Smith!
At 3:22pm on June 11, 2017, Ruby Lee said…

Thanks,Randall. How nice of you to welcome me to the group.

 
 
 

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