Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Congratulations to Canada."
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Loam, it looks like you did a good job of refurbishing that picture."
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"That's interesting about your ggkids remembering the roasted nuts.  The thing I remember most about my grandmother's, is the toast she made on an old heater."
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I don't like walnuts much by themselves, but like them in other foods.  They taste best in chocolate ice cream or chocolate candy, especially black walnuts. Even so, Patricia, I agree that it's not worth going through all that. I buy…"
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"In my experience, it's much harder to remove the husk from black walnuts and they die your fingers, even through gloves.  It's also much harder to crack the walnut and extract the meat. Wikipedia has good information, including some…"
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Very realistic."
Oct 17
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Joan, I get catfish nuggets at WinCo and Fred Meyer.  Costco doesn't have them."
Oct 15
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
Oct 14
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I've only ate chestnuts one time.  I bought some from the store and tried them raw.  Didn't taste good.  Roasted them.  Didn't taste good.  Put them in the compost pile."
Oct 12
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"How come indeed."
Oct 9
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Jimmy Two-teeth looks like a happy child."
Oct 7
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Enjoyed that video, Joan."
Oct 7
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Attractive flowers, Bertold."
Oct 6
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Nice picture of you Randy. It finally rained here.  0.08 inch yesterday morning and 0.24 inch last night, with more in the forecast.  Of course, it comes with cold weather. No freezing temperatures yet, but it did get close enough a week…"
Oct 5
Idaho Spud liked Al Wm Johnson's blog post Naturalistic Fallacy
Sep 30
Idaho Spud replied to Loren Miller's discussion New Rule: Church and Destroy (Real Time with Bill Maher - HBO) in the group Hang With Friends
"Thanks for those quotes, GC.  Now I won't have to take dictation from the video."
Sep 30

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About Me:
I had loving parents, but was strongly indoctrinated with Mormon beliefs as a child.

I grew-up with a logical mind and loving science, but ignored logic and science where they disagreed with Mormon beliefs.

As the years went on, my logical mind slowly made me question Mormonism. As a teenager, I came to the conclusion that either only one religion was true, or they were all false.

I believed less and less as time went on, but I still had the fear of Satan getting control of me and deceiving me until I was about age 55. (On August 5, 2014 I became 73).

That's when I finally realized that I had never had any prayers answered that I could tell, had never felt the spirit letting me know the truth that I could tell, and never had any help from my spiritual leaders that I could tell.

That realization confirmed that Mormonism was false. With that in mind, I decided to study evolution, which Mormon brainwashing had me arguing against and refusing to study.

That study quickly made it obvious that evolution was true and proved beyond any reasonable doubt that all christian religions were false.

My study of evolution let me to Richard Dawkins, and his book "The God Delusion". That book was the final nail that convinced me that all religions were false, and that there was no evidence supporting a belief in a god or an afterlife.

I quickly realized that faith and belief are ridiculous, and now accept as true only those things that have a great amount of scientific evidence to support them.

I’m now able to enjoy learning the fascinating and amazing new scientific discoveries about life and the universe without religious dogma getting in the way.

Since leaving behind the fear and guilt of religion, I’ve overcome a great deal of depression and anxiety. I’ve become 100 times as ambitious and have lost 37 pounds of extra fat (halfway there), without any questionable diets.

I love the beauty of green growing things, and very much enjoy growing things in my garden, especially delicious things to eat.

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At 1:37pm on August 30, 2017, Patricia said…

Thanks, Spud. Joan sent me the comments so I decided to jump back in....hopefully with no guilt trips from owners.

At 3:04pm on November 13, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Thanks for that snopes clarification of the alleged tRump quote.

At 4:28pm on May 25, 2015, Carrie said…
Luckily I live very far from most of my family so it's not that much of a bother. I have one acquaintance who insists that the coincidences that happen in my life must make me question the existence of "god". She doesn't accept that it does not, that is most annoying. She attempts to play on my losses to lead me back to the flock. It does the exact opposite. We would be so much nicer if religion was not part of the picture, if people would accept this is all we have...
At 3:25pm on May 25, 2015, Carrie said…
My family chooses to ignore that I'm an atheist. Except for my grown children, who are atheists, everyone is still trying to "save" me.
At 1:25pm on May 25, 2015, Carrie said…
Thank you for the welcome, it's kind of like finding home, isn't it?
At 11:30am on February 4, 2015, Joan Denoo said…

Thank you Spud. Yes. and I join in the positive ck mark on this one. 

At 12:04pm on October 22, 2014, Loren Miller said…
Only friends can exchange email messages inside Atheist Nexus. If you remove the person you're having a problem with as a friend, it will disallow emails. There is also a hot link for blocking messages on each user's profile page.

Try one or the other, and let me know how you do.
At 5:07pm on May 5, 2014, king said…
Ok spud from what I can tell you have a rock elm problem I might be wrong if so let me know please
At 8:44pm on April 30, 2014, king said…

not ment as a joke

At 8:40pm on April 30, 2014, king said…

what do you grow in idaho

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