Idaho Spud
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  • Pocatello, ID
  • United States
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel Wachenheim's group Godless in the garden
"Yes, I think it was Barbara."
20 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Carl, what a facinating pile-up!  I found some of it amusing, but I've slid out of control on ice before, and the loss of control and worry about the what I might hit was the opposite of amusing.  Luckily, I never hit any vehicle or…"
21 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Very good Kathy.  It appears to me those providers charge way too much.  Also, what a good dog you have."
21 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel Wachenheim's group Food!
"On the gardening group, Daniel mentioned that he could see my apple computer symbol on his tablet, but just a square on his laptop, so it got me thinking that perhaps I should stop using symbols, as they may not show correctly on some…"
22 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel Wachenheim's group Food!
"Yes Randy, microwave ovens are indeed great for reheating leftovers!  My microwave get 10 times the use of my range.  I even cook some things in it at times.  Potatoes and other veggies do very well."
22 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel Wachenheim's group Godless in the garden
"I've been seeing snow here for the past week and temperatures are dropping.  It was 5 degrees Fahrenheit (negative 15 degrees Celsius) this morning."
23 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel Wachenheim's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, that's interesting that the apple symbol showed on your tablet, but not your laptop.  I'm thinking I should refrain from posting symbols, as they may not show correctly on some computers. The last year, I've been using…"
23 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel Wachenheim's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, I didn't know, and was surprised that store apples were that far from tree ripened.  Like you, I'm sure that I would like them much better if they were tree ripened. After reading your post, I remember many years ago eating…"
23 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel Wachenheim's group Godless in the garden
"Kathy & Daniel, thanks for the welcome.   I enjoy seeing the posts from all you regulars, and miss the ones that disappeared, even though I don't mention it. I've often wondered about one person in particular that stopped posting,…"
23 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel Wachenheim's group Food!
"Thanks Qiana.  I keep forgetting the freeze method.  Probably because my freezer in the refrigerator is small and my chest freezer if broken."
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel Wachenheim's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, here's hoping your  trees give you some good fruit next season.  The way I've been planting trees in the past, I would expect it to take 2 or 3 seasons, but I suspect your method of planting (which I intend to use from now…"
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel Wachenheim's group Food!
"Randy, I'm alone also, but have not been cutting back on recipes, In fact to save money and time, I make huge amounts.  But just yesterday I decided to cut back to much smaller proportions because it takes me so long to eat a large pot of…"
yesterday
Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Precarious Mental State of our upcoming dictator
Sunday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel Wachenheim's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, I'm also amazed at your ambition, and I'm sure your garden will appreciate all the leaves you feed it. Joan, your Paradise Acres looks beautiful, and I too am glad you've got your spirit back."
Sunday
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Sunday morning and I don't even think about church anymore thanks to evolution giving me a reasonable brain."
Sunday
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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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