Atheist Nexus Logo
Randall Smith
  • Male
  • Frankfort, IN
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share

Randall Smith's Friends

  • Mary Hawthorne
  • Scooter
  • Robert Michael Jordan Sr.
  • Ga. Humanist
  • Janna Shaw
  • Rob U
  • Giovanni Santostasi
  • Rock
  • LadyWolf
  • John Brown
  • Eric Rutherford
  • Patrick Landowski
  • Thomas Hoblit
  • Nina Sankari
  • kenyatta yamel

Gifts Received

Gift

Randall Smith has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Randall Smith's Page

Latest Activity

Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"It's difficult to know where to start when describing a two week trip. Generalizations are too broad, while detailing can be boring. Photos are meaningless without context. Impressions are personal. I did write about food in the…"
17 hours ago
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Cruise ship food (on the Danube) is pretty much "Americanized", catering to the tastes of old people. Lots of "meat and potatoes", breads and rich desserts. I mean, it was really good, but not exactly foods of the region.…"
18 hours ago
Randall Smith commented on BuildingCastles's group Health & Fitness
"Dr. Oz responded to his critics Apr. 23 on his show. I didn't watch it, however, because I can hardly stand the man. Or/and I should say, I can hardly UNDERstand the man. He speaks so fast."
18 hours ago
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"After two weeks absence, it's time to tackle the garden full force!"
yesterday
Randall Smith commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"I'm happily home with good coffee and conversation. In reading the comments below, it doesn't look like I've missed much!"
yesterday
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"And I'm "back home again in Indiana" after two weeks on the Danube and surrounding countryside. It was a wonderful cruise and bus tour--the scenery, food, people, sites, and weather was fantastic. I'll put in a plug for YMT…"
yesterday
Pranavi left a comment for Randall Smith
"Thank you for the welcome!"
Apr 7
Mary Hawthorne left a comment for Randall Smith
"Hey ya! Thanks much"
Apr 7
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Heading off to Europe on the 9th. I'll try and remember some of the local foods and report back in two weeks."
Apr 7
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Deidre, I was a born actor. It was sort of fun pretending to be a christian and preaching the gospel of ol' J.C. For the rest of my atheist friends here at "Hangin', I'll be taking a sabbatical for two weeks while I'm…"
Apr 7
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Barbara, I can't help you on the goji bush info. My plant is only just starting up--if not dead. But I didn't realize it grew that big! Spud, I used to grow kidney beans, but haven't for several years. I could never get them to soften…"
Apr 7
Randall Smith commented on Loren Miller's blog post A Note to CBS in re: (Easter) Sunday Morning
"Thanks, Loren, for doing what we all should be doing. I'm almost sorry I didn't watch the program, but sort of glad I missed the segments you referred to."
Apr 7
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Welcome back, Deidre. Yes, I went to church for many years despite being an atheist. It was more so for my wife and kids, which I now regret. Heck, I even directed the choir and taught Sunday school as a nonbeliever! Talk about your hypocrite."
Apr 6
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Barbara, I seriously doubt if I get any fruit from the chewed down blackberry canes. Next year I'll fence them in.  My mole trap is supposed to kill them with spring loaded spikes. My usual method is to tramp down their runs and patiently…"
Apr 6
Randall Smith commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Easter (shmeaster) day. Big whoop, eh? My sister plays the organ (and directs the choir) for a local Methodist church. They broadcast it on the radio, so I'm listening to her play as I write this. Both my sisters (twins) are fairly religious,…"
Apr 5
Randall Smith commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Enjoyable reading all your reports. Rabbits chewed down all my blackberry canes over the winter.  I rolled my yard this past week, mostly to mash down all the mole runs and hills. Of course, they reactivated them right away. I finally bought…"
Apr 5

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.

Randall Smith's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Randall Smith's Blog

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

The Life of a Non-conformist

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 8:15am 11 Comments

While short of being referred to as a curmudgeon, it's been called to my attention that I'm a non-conformist. Naturally, most atheists are categorized as evil non-c's. In a sense, we're rebels.

I've never thought of myself as any one of those. It's not on purpose that I'm "different". Perhaps, it's just a part of my personality. I can blame it on genetic predisposition or something, but I won't. That's not fair to my parents (both believers in god, by the way).

My…

Continue

Life is Good

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 7:34am 9 Comments

This post has nothing to do with religion (or lack thereof), politics, or anything controversial. I'm not hawking a book, pushing a cause, or bragging about my golf score.



What this blog IS about is simply a statement of happiness, satisfaction, and contentment with my life.



I'm one of the lucky ones. No, I'm not "blessed". I don't "thank god". I'm just fortunate, that's all.



My life at the moment is good. Actually, it's always been good (Okay, 95% good). I'm… Continue

Comment Wall (4 comments)

You need to be a member of Atheist Nexus to add comments!

Join Atheist Nexus

At 2:25pm on April 7, 2015, Pranavi said…

Thank you for the welcome!

At 11:29am on April 7, 2015, Mary Hawthorne said…
Hey ya! Thanks much
At 10:20am on April 4, 2015, Lou Flores said…

thank you :)

At 5:17am on February 2, 2015, Mike Newdow said…

Randall,

There have now been three Supreme Court cases dealing with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) as it pertains to federal laws. A review of the opinions show that RFRA was strongly supported by 8 of 8 justices in Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita (2005), by 9 of 9 justices in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2014) and by 9 of 9 justices in Holt v Hobbs (2015). Thus, the time is ripe for Atheists to challenge being essentially forced to bear the message, "In God We Trust" – in violation of their religious beliefs - as the price to pay for simply choosing to carry the nation's currency in their pockets.

 

In fact, in the seven federal circuits where "In God We Trust" has yet to be litigated, challenges are now being organized to do just that. Accordingly, I am searching for individuals and organizations who wish to serve as plaintiffs and who are from those seven circuits (i.e., who are from Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia or Wisconsin). If you or anyone you know would like to participate, please email contact information – including city and state of residence - to NoMoreIGWT@gmail.com as soon as possible.

 

Because the Supreme Court has indicated that it is more concerned about constitutional guarantees when children are involved, those who wish to protect their children from the government’s religious transgressions are especially encouraged to write. Please be assured that we will move for a court orders to keep the names of families with children under seal. (To date, those motions have always been granted, and – as far as I know – the families’ names have always remained undisclosed.)

 

Thank you.

 

- Mike 

 

PS - Please pass this on to any others who you think might have an interest. Thanks, again.

 
 
 

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

Nexus on Social Media:

Latest Activity

© 2015   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service