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Idaho Spud liked James M. Martin's discussion Documentary: "8: The Mormon Proposition"
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
""Good, or bad, the not knowing drives me nuts, ruins my sleep, & I can't think of anything else other than something is wrong." I can relate Qiana.  I'm the same.  I would tell my doctor how it affects me, and ask…"
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Idaho Spud replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Humanism out, Dataism in
"Joseph Smith, the founder of the religion I was indoctrinated in, said "I'm like Mohammad.  He said it's either the Koran or the sword.  I say it's either Mormonism or the sword." I don't think that's an…"
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Idaho Spud replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Humanism out, Dataism in
"Compelled unbeliever, I like your reasoning about reason."
19 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Randy, nice of you to provide a feast for your hornworm friends.   I've been looking around and found parasitic wasps for sale on Amazon.  I don't know, but it sounds like they work.  At first, I put the address of the wasp…"
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Idaho Spud liked Compelledunbeliever's discussion The real reason the Old King James is the only true word of God
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Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion To Live in New York City is to Gamble
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Idaho Spud liked eric stone's discussion A religious police state?
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Carl, I probably mentioned this before, but a few years ago, I decided to not be a coward and watch when I was given a shot or blood was drawn.  I noticed that the prick registered in my brain as a little stronger when I watched, but I still…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Is that why I'm so forgetful?  Could be part of it, but in my case, the inability to concentrate is the main problem.  Too many things distract me."
Sunday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I appreciate the good news about your surgery Joan."
Saturday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Congrats Randy.  I'm not going to mention how far I can run."
Saturday
Idaho Spud replied to Daniel W's discussion Will being active on Atheist Nexus help you live longer?
"I have no friends or family that I can talk to about science, or gardening, or anything else I enjoy.  Religion always rears it's ugly head or simmers beneath the surface, preventing me from enjoying the conversation. Friends here on…"
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Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ... in the group Atheists who love Science!
"I'm very impressed with Elon Musk, and become more impressed every month, especially with his Space X program.  The latest thing to impress me is how many successes he's had landing the first stage on land, and quite a few times now…"
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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 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

At 8:27pm on April 30, 2014, king said…

gardner right?

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