Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I love lots of quiet! The woods sound especially wonderful to kids."
Saturday
Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"A bill is in the works to repeal the Consumer Complaint Database. It would also eliminate the CFPB's authority to punish unfair, deceptive or abusive practices among banks and other lenders, and it would allow the President to…"
Feb 16
Idaho Spud replied to Loren Miller's discussion Life in Trump’s America Just Got Worse for Your Pet (Keith Olbermann) in the group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Very cute kitty."
Feb 16
Idaho Spud replied to Loren Miller's discussion My Wonderful Morris-Kitty in the group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Me too."
Feb 16
Idaho Spud replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins in the group Hang With Friends
"Yes Chris, even though I liked that quote because I've not heard it before, I thought something similar to your objection."
Feb 15
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
""If science can’t provide an answer, nothing can." Richard Dawkins       August 20 2012      Playboy Interview."
Feb 15
Idaho Spud replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins in the group Hang With Friends
"I liked that interview because there were some things Dawkins said that I've not heard before, especially about his life. There were 3 quotes that impressed me, so I saved them.  My favorite is definitely the first one: If science…"
Feb 15
Idaho Spud liked Loren Miller's discussion The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins
Feb 15
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Cooking cotton balls:  I don't know, but I've been told you have to wait 'till they get rotten. Kathy, with more land, I too would try growing a few cotton plants, just for fun. I tried peanuts once and my poor memory wants to…"
Feb 15
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Joan, in the last few days, I've read several of your posts that sound like your present living conditions are degraded by religious BS.  How many of your family you now live with are religious?"
Feb 14
Idaho Spud liked BenGee's blog post "Mistakes" in science
Feb 14
Idaho Spud commented on BenGee's blog post Thoughts on pseudoscience
"Thomas, I also agree with Penn Jillette."
Feb 14
Idaho Spud liked BenGee's blog post Thoughts on pseudoscience
Feb 14
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Wow, you are a nutty guy Randy (smile). If I had room and the wherewithal, I'd grow every kind of nut I could.  Same for fruit trees. Personally, I think peanuts should count.  Yes, I know it's not a nut technically, and I'm…"
Feb 14
Idaho Spud replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?
"BenGee, thank you for your posts."
Feb 14
Idaho Spud replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?
"Thank you John Elder.  I've wanted to say what you said for some time now, but have been waiting for someone more knowledgeable and articulate to say it first."
Feb 13

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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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