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"May the Force..."

Started this discussion. Last reply by jay H Jan 13. 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 Randall Smith Nov 30, 2015. 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
"Has anybody heard from Stephanie? It's been awhile."
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Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I have to unabashedly admit that when I first heard that Justice Scalia had died, I shouted out "GOOD!" And I couldn't help but start singing "The witch is dead" from Wizard of Oz!  Now we'll see where the…"
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Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Regarding typos, Daniel, it's amazing what the brain can do to decipher words. I've read whole paragraphs w/o vowels and was able to easily figure out what was being said. Fr xmpl, tr rdng ths sntnc!  S! ("Easy"--a tough…"
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Hector Ed Autry left a comment for Randall Smith
"Oh, Hell, yes. Once you get over the feelings of having been a fool for making life altering decisions based on traditions, family influence, and a few books that were faulty... you begin to let go. You never let go completely (of the feelings of…"
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Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"It is by sheer coincidence that I picked up Darwin, His Daughter & Human Evolution (by Randal Keynes) at the library yesterday! Good timing on "his day"."
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Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I pulled out some old Vegetarian magazines I had saved for some reason and tore out some recipes. Most are rather complicated, but I tried two this past week and another tonight. I have to cut the recipes in quarters since I'm only feeding…"
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Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Brrr! Really cold out there. My wood burning furnace is cranked up on "high". Hot coffee with an omelet hit the spot this morning. Have a good weekend, all."
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Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I keep waiting for attacks on Bernie's Jewishness, albeit an unpracticed "faith". I reckon the Republicans are holding that ace up their sleeve. I thought Bernie did quite well in last night's debate. Same old talking points, but…"
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Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Well, I sketched out my garden plot plans for the upcoming year last night. I rotate everything on a 4-5 year cycle, except for asparagus and strawberries. The latter needs to be moved after this sixth year. Anyway, the garden will be in standard…"
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Randall Smith replied to Loren Miller's discussion Einstein was right: Scientists detect gravitational waves in breakthrough (CBS News) in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Cool!!"
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Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Oh, Carl. I would hate having weak legs, especially since I walk between 5 and 10 miles a day. Hopefully, they'll find out what's wrong. Enjoy your humor, Ian."
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Daniel W commented on Randall Smith's blog post How Not To Die
"There have always been books and self-described authorities who "knew" what we should all eat, and how much, and how. I like Mike Pollan's books and ideas, such as these quotes from his books. “Don't eat anything your…"
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Michael Penn commented on Randall Smith's blog post How Not To Die
"Actually, coffee and dark chocolate are good for you. My liver doctor wanted to know what I eat and drink, and if I drink coffee. My answer was hardly any coffee these days. Then I looked on the Internet and read repeatedly how coffee is really good…"
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Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"How about ol' Bernie?!!  I guess I'm not the only one that senses something wrong with Hillary. Disingenuous? How you doing, Carl?"
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Randall Smith commented on Randall Smith's blog post How Not To Die
"True, there's hardly a food that hasn't been scrutinized--given the red light, then green, back to red, etc. I'm just happy coffee and especially dark chocolate are green light "foods"!"
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Donald L. Engel commented on Randall Smith's blog post How Not To Die
"Good one, Mike!!"
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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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How Not To Die

Posted on February 8, 2016 at 8:13am 10 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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Baseball: Yawn

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 7:28am 1 Comment

I tried, really tried, to watch most of the World Series. After all, it's supposedly the national pasttime, whatever that means. Hot dogs, apple pie, and all that jazz. But, my goodness, it's paint-drying boring. 

For evidence as to how much I cared, in a one run game, last night, I went to bed after 8 innings. Like the last 2 minutes of a football game, I figured it would take at least 45 minutes to finish the game. Besides, my team (K.C., in this case) usually loses (witness Chi…

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At 9:04am on February 13, 2016, Hector Ed Autry said…

Oh, Hell, yes. Once you get over the feelings of having been a fool for making life altering decisions based on traditions, family influence, and a few books that were faulty... you begin to let go. You never let go completely (of the feelings of having been duped), but eventually you emerge into a zone of simply enjoying life, and people, and... some wine. 

I'm especially interested in connecting with seculars in the Beaumont, Texas region, especially Ex-Mormons.  I don't know if you're aware, but when Mormons find out what's really going on, they not only leave the Church, the do what I call 'hit the slippery slope of truth' and leave God as well. I think if would be very safe to say that more than half of all Ex-Mormons are now secular.

At 6:18pm on February 9, 2016, L Chino said…

Tacoma's are good trucks. In addition they hold their resell value pretty good. Let me know if you ever need parts, I'll get you a discount. 

At 11:00am on February 2, 2016, Jay Hass said…

I know a few atheists that are content keeping quiet about it because they don't want to ruffle feathers. I am getting more and more like David Silverman (btw, his book is great) -- i.e., becoming a firebrand.

At 5:50pm on February 1, 2016, Maria Sisk said…

Thanks for the welcome, Randall!  Hope you're having a great day!

At 7:23am on January 8, 2016, Jan Bodh said…
Thanks Mr.Smith
At 10:23pm on January 4, 2016, Phillip Loco said…

Thank you for the welcome

At 11:45am on January 2, 2016, Sarah Valero- McGovern said…
Thanks , anything I need to be weary of?
At 6:37am on November 5, 2015, George K. said…

Corfu is a beautiful island. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Zakynthos is beautiful, too. It's next to it. Here's a picture of a famous bay in Zakynthos:

At 7:40am on October 10, 2015, James Smith said…

Thanks for the compliment. Most would say I just can't make up my mind what I want to do. :)

No, I don't get many visitors from the USA. Not as many as I would like. As I said, with the dollar so high, this is a good time to visit. (hint)

At 8:14am on October 8, 2015, James Smith said…

Thanks for the greeting. Come on down to Brazil. Here in João Pessoa, the weather is almost always fine. The beaches are awesome and the dollar is so high right now, everything is cheap.

 
 
 

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