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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, 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
"I used to kill paper wasps. But after I read about their value(s), I quit.  For one thing, they keep my tomato horn worm population down. So far this season, I haven't seen any. Since they're getting "mealy", I'm…"
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Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I have one head of purple cabbage sitting in the fridge. Per your "recipe", Loam, I'll try making kraut. I'll use a Ball jar, from Muncie, IN., just east of me. Today is also "pickle day". I have 2 cukes that need…"
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Randall Smith commented on Randall Smith's group Sports Talk
"It happened again (see last post)! ESPN had the Cubs/Nationals game on last night. For 8 &1/2 innings, I suffered through no runs, only 3 hits. Cubs were losing 3-0, bottom of the ninth. So, I went outdoors to look for meteors (Perseid…"
Monday
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Sounds like everyone is getting a break from the weather. That's good news. I've considered adding a weather/climate group here at A/N. We all seem to enjoy talking about the weather."
Sunday
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Chris, your horrific weather has made the U.S. news. Must be bad. Patricia, we're getting lovely sunsets (Ind.) from your smoky fires. Sorry you have to stay indoors. Joan, I can just see you outdoors puttering around in the open spaces…"
Sunday
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
""Stolen" or not, good one, Bertold! Censors missed that one. Hope you're doing okay, Kathy. Always good to hear from you, "muddling" notwithstanding."
Saturday
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Wow--it's a November looking morning, foggy and dreary looking. Hopefully, it will brighten up. Breakfast was toast with peanut butter and honey with real strawberries on top. I never buy jam or jelly--too much sugar. Strawberries came frozen…"
Saturday
Randall Smith commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"Loren, I have a couple of Urbie's records. Always liked him. Thanks for sharing."
Friday
Randall Smith commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"My 3 CD set of "The Best of Dave Brubeck" arrived two days ago, and I'm loving it. His quartet (featuring Paul Desmond) was the greatest. I grew up listening to Dave and company. Innovative, swinging, melodic--he (they) could do it…"
Aug 9
Randall Smith commented on Randall Smith's group Sports Talk
"I'm not superstitious, but I sometimes wonder. It seems that whenever I watch the Chicago Cubs on TV, they lose. When not on, they win. Really! I watched last night and they lost 9-0 with only 3 hits. Not much fun. This happens ALL the time.…"
Aug 9
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, the 11 second video is marvelous! I've seen other different animals play together on TV. "Why can't we all just get along?" (Rodney King) I've been stung twice by paper wasps this year, but it was my own fault. Tried…"
Aug 8
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Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Looking good, Daniel. My freezer is packed already. I'll never eat all the green beans--or corn. Came home yesterday to a dead "road kill" raccoon in front of my house. She never made it past the electric sweet corn fence, however.…"
Aug 5
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Joan, You are truly blessed to have beaten cancer and able to still get out and about, including gardening. Your aerial photo indicates you have a beautiful place to live. And you're so fortunate to have a family to support you--or, knowing…"
Aug 4
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Good morning!  It's going to be a hot day (90), so I got my jog in early (5.5 miles). I'm prepping for August 25--a 5 K run. At age 75, I think this will be my last race. Trying to get in shape during the summer heat isn't…"
Aug 4
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
" Two of Dr. Mercola's topics for Aug. 3 are of interest to gardeners--one on "fall veggies", and one on Echinacea (coneflowers). dr.mercola.com  (I think)"
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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.…

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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…

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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 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. 

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.

 
 
 

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