Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Randy, how far did you walk to get to Machu Picchu?  Is there still a cable car and a bridge?"
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"I wondered why some people mounted the tree on the ceiling."
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"Hi Kathy."
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Hoping the best for you Joan."
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Loam, looking at the top picture before anything else, I was surprised that you grew some watermelon."
Dec 8
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Saving the Trump Sandwich board."
Dec 6
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Enjoy Randy.  My question on the food group is answered."
Nov 30
Idaho Spud commented on Steph S.'s group Wildlife
"Happy trip to Peru Randy. Is Machu Picchu on the itenerary? One of my brothers went on a 2 year mission in Peru, trying to convert them to Mormonism.  He wrote letters to a gal he met there and a few years later, he brought her to the US…"
Nov 30
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Too much food is why I don't buy big turkeys anymore.  A couple of weeks ago I bought a small one because it was so cheap.  A few days ago I put it in the refrigerator to thaw, so I'll probably cook it in a week."
Nov 29
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I don't do thanksgiving or xmas either.  I cook a turkey perhaps once a year, whenever I'm ambitious enough, whether it's January, May, or September."
Nov 29

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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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