Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Why indeed?"
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Non GMO salt:"
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I still see "dozen" used quite often here, but no "score" or "gross". I don't know what a "gross" is, but still know what a "score" is because I memorized Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg…"
Apr 12
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"It does sound easy to clean."
Apr 12
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Good for you, Patricia.  My dad used to make egg pasta by hand and it was good, but I'm too lazy to do it.  I'm also too lazy to clean a pasta machine."
Apr 11
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
Apr 11
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
Apr 11
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Patricia, are you the one that blacked-out those letters on the book of moron?  You naughty little devil you."
Apr 11
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Hahaha!  Love it!"
Apr 9
Idaho Spud liked Alan Perlman's blog post Another Passover: Jews indulge in food and fantasy
Apr 8
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"A scientist, a magician, and a Christian are on a stage in front of a group of people. The scientist says, “I can fly! Watch me!”, and pulls out wings he designed and uses them to fly above the crowd. The magician says, “I can…"
Apr 8
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"I read a little about a Smudge Pot on Wikipedia.  It's "an oil-burning device used to prevent frost on fruit trees. Usually a smudge pot has a large round base with a chimney coming out of the middle of the base. The smudge pot is…"
Apr 7
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"That quote from Hitch is very interesting.  I never knew they used a Devil's Advocate at any time."
Apr 7
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Good for you, Plinius! My Apricot tree started budding about 2 weeks ago, when the temperatures became warmer at around 35 F at night to 55 F in the day.   One day, the low temperature was predicted to be 7 F degrees below freezing.  I was…"
Apr 6
Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Hill's Criteria Clarify Climate Change Arguments
Apr 5
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
Apr 5

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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 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

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