Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Good one BB."
8 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Michael Penn's discussion Religious Belief is Stubborn And Not Logical
"Why would god protect an atheist?"
10 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Michael Penn's discussion Religious Belief is Stubborn And Not Logical
"I don't know about other religions, but mormons preach that if something bad happens to you, it's because you were not living god's commandments.  Some scriptures get quite specific as to doing what will give what blessings, and…"
10 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, thistles are horrible.  I fought them for a while when I lived in a small community.  At the time I was a believer in Roundup, which killed almost everything with one spraying, but it took 2 or 3 to kill thistles. Reading your…"
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I very much like the latest Thinking Atheist video, called "Does religion poison everything?"  Seth Andrews talked about a very religious wedding he went to a few weeks ago, where the bride was told to submit to her husband.  I…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Any being that could create a universe, would be a great scientist.  It would value logic, reason, and evidence.  It would place a negative value on faith. --Me"
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Me too."
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Idaho Spud replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Guns and Christianity
""Pray as if everything depended on god, then act as if everything depended on you." I remember reading that quote from the second "prophet" of mormonism, Brigham Young.   He probably heard it from Saints James, Augustine,…"
yesterday
Idaho Spud liked Compelledunbeliever's discussion Guns and Christianity
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Excellent post Bertold."
Tuesday
Idaho Spud liked The Flying Atheist's discussion Neil deGrasse Tyson Video
Tuesday
Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion ERA again, still!
"That food was not free."
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, is that a thistle among your Ebony King Blackberries?"
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"That food art is amazing and beautiful.  I like it much better than most paintings and statues. My favorite art is good movies, although they're few & far between.  My second favorite art is music.  I would put food art third."
Monday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"That latest image pissed me off, but I've learned to not stay in that state for long.  A guy could go crazy angry at "him" constantly if he let himself."
Monday

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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 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 4:32pm on March 4, 2015, Steph S. said…

Hello Spud and no problem I understand. Having a pet is a big responsibility. I wish you the best. I hope you are doing well. It is very nice to hear from you.

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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