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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 Randall Smith's group Sports Talk
"Watching much of the US Open this weekend. Observations: the course is unfair. Good shots go unrewarded--even punished. Phil Michelson is human and makes bad decisions (hitting a ball in motion). Fans are obnoxious--mostly young men--the ones that…"
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"For breakfast this morning, I had rice krispies (Aldi brand) with my first red raspberries of the season. Trouble was, my milk had soured. Pretty gross tasty until I added sugar. Better, but I still have that sour taste in my mouth 30 minutes later.…"
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Sorry to hear about your "other hip", Patricia. I should be grateful I have only thumb joint arthritis to bother me. Good luck to Rick. Oh, and I meant Leeds (Eng), not Liverpool."
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"It's been awhile since I've been to England: 20 yrs ago in Liverpool and the Lake country; 50 yrs. since London, etc. (when I biked through the country). You've got me thinking about returning, Ian."
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I prefer spiders to catch my flies! Parsnips: I love 'em, but can't seem to grow them. For one reason, I tried planting my own harvested seeds, but then read that they don't germinate. So I discovered! I planted a packet of seeds, but…"
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Well, I like peanut butter, and I like ice cream, so why not try it?! Vanilla, I assume?"
Randall Smith commented on Randall Smith's group Sports Talk
"I must admit, Loren, I've never been to Cleveland--and I'm only about 200 miles away, if that! Growing up in South Bend, most of my loyalties were to Chicago, although my second favorite baseball team was the Indians. I'm empathetic…"
Jun 11
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Good morning all. It's a stormy morning, but I'm not complaining. We need the rain.  My 8 year old grandson spent the night with me. He plays well with or without me. And he's glad he doesn't have to go to church with his…"
Jun 10
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Welcome Gnome! We need a little infusion around here. Let's see if I can add a photo of "my girls" who do the transplanting while I drive the tractor. The second photo shows several things: newly planted trees (flagged), a couple of…"
Jun 9
Loren Miller commented on Randall Smith's group Sports Talk
"You know what, Randall?  I'm not ... sorry, that is.  I didn't watch it, though I checked Google every now and then for the current score, but I was virtually certain of the result before the first tip-off.  The Cavs were…"
Jun 9
Randall Smith commented on Randall Smith's group Sports Talk
"Sorry for the Cavs, Loren, but I'm happy to say the basketball season is finally and mercifully over. I barely watched the finale. Instead, I watched the NCAA track and field championship. That was much more entertaining."
Jun 9
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"While this group is primarily about out own personal gardens, I'm going to expand the size to our 120 acre organic vegetable farm. I recently bought $4200 worth of trees: poplar, oaks, nuts, fruit, evergreens. They're for windbreaks,…"
Jun 3
Randall Smith commented on Randall Smith's group Sports Talk
"I don't mean to keep complaining, but where else can I release my concerns, frustrations, even anger? That's really not why I started this group. But...... Being a notorious channel flipper, I started to watch a college women's…"
Jun 3
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I'm envious, Ian! My youngest--and last--is now two and a half, sadly passing quickly through the cuddly stage. And Spud, I have no choice but to be stuck with C.L. You're right, they're troublesome."
Jun 2
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"My sister has been a vegan for 50 years and has managed successfully. I could never do it.  Good luck to Larry."
Jun 2
Randall Smith commented on Loren Miller's status
"Joan, I wasn't the VIP!"
Jun 2

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 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.

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

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




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