Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Joan, thanks for the good news."
Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"I get sick of atheists coming to my door trying to convert me to atheism.  I get sick of seeing The God Delusion in every hotel room.  I hate how they have to have their big capital "A" on everything, every street corner, hanging…"
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Love that quote, GC."
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Would love to have the means to move to one of those countries."
May 13
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Sounds good, Patricia."
May 13
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Ginger bread man got a chuckle out of me."
May 12
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Joan, glad to hear you diabetes in under good control."
May 12
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"I can't open your image Patricia."
May 12
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Perhaps I'm like that because my dad was like that.  I've said it before:  He was the kindest man I've ever known."
May 12
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Interesting photos, Ian.  I like the parks better than the statues."
May 12
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Joan, I don't understand a lot of what males do or say.  I've never understood a preoccupation with genitals, power, or control."
May 12
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Joan, thanks for liking my poem.  It's not perfect, but it's quite good for me.  I'm not good at doing things like that, but when I saw that question on Quora, it came to me and I wrote it in a matter of 10 minutes."
May 12
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Good one, Loren.  May have it saved somewhere, but saving it now just in case."
May 11
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
May 11
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
May 11
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"“Can I pray in a house for Friday prayers?” You can pray in a house You can pray with a mouse You can pray upside down You can pray to a clown You can pray while picking your nose You can pray on a pile of dirty clothes You can pray…"
May 11

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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 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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