Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"And the Google rebuttal is good also."
3 minutes ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Qiana, I love the "I was" quote.  Saving it."
4 minutes ago
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's blog post Is Nothing Sacred?
"I don't think anything is sacred.  Loren, I don't know if it's a trope, but I still sometimes say to myself "Ugly as sin" when I see something very ugly.  It was a phrase often used in the Mormon community I…"
18 minutes ago
Idaho Spud liked Loren Miller's discussion How to Write a Post or Comment Offline
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Idaho Spud replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Atheist Epitaphs
"Thanks FA.  I'm sorry to hear of your continued health problems.  I don't read all of the "Hanging With Friends" posts, but did catch some of your problems and it sounds like you're handling them well. …"
40 minutes ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Thanks Plinius.  It looks like I should get plenty of fruit for the size of the tree.  It's still small, but loaded with fruit.  Even after thinning, I should get a nice bunch of apricots. How are you doing?"
51 minutes ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, how do you cook okra?  I've only tried it once or twice, and wasn't impressed, but I just may not know how to cook it."
55 minutes ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Thanks Daniel.  I do thin my fruit trees so I get bigger and tastier fruit.  However, climbing the ladder into my tall pear tree is not fun, so I just periodically shake the tree to shake loose some of the fruit.  Do you think…"
57 minutes ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Joan, I've finally gotten outside and started pulling weeds the last 3 days.  I'm late because I started doing electrical and electronic work in the house the last few months, and continued into spring. I still go to the library to…"
1 hour ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I was happy to see my apricot tree, that I planted last year, full of flowers a month ago, and lots of little apricots on it now: "
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Both dark purple ones."
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, I like the white Iris, and the dark purple one."
Tuesday
Idaho Spud replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Atheist Epitaphs
"Thanks Bertold.  Doing as well as can be expected, but I still can't get on AN very often."
Tuesday
Idaho Spud replied to James Yount's discussion Unique and Interesting Instruments in the group Music Lovers
"I like that sound."
Tuesday
Idaho Spud replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Atheist Epitaphs
"Another good quote."
Tuesday
Idaho Spud replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Atheist Epitaphs
"I like that quote Joan."
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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 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

At 8:27pm on April 30, 2014, king said…

gardner right?

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