Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud liked Joan Denoo's discussion What Killed My Chicken - How To Know
23 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion What Killed My Chicken - How To Know in the group Godless in the garden
"I don't usually care for this guy, but he was amusing in this video, so I watched the whole thing."
23 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Richard Haynes's discussion Brother Richard's speech: "Thank God America is a Secular Nation "
"All day, 7 days a week, 365.2422 days a year, until they either die or become an atheist."
yesterday
Idaho Spud replied to tom sarbeck's discussion What Else But The Debate (near midnight on 09/26)
"Did not watch.   Haven't been able to stand watching &/or listening to either one since they came into view 15 years ago, but I must say that egotistical, asinine, stupid, lying Trump is 1000 time worse that Hillary."
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Randall, I have a large unopened can of yellow cornmeal mix that I'll use.   Do you like white better than yellow? I've never made a A-B comparison yet, but I eat yellow corn and meal because America's Test Kitchen said it has…"
yesterday
Idaho Spud liked V.N.K.Kumar's blog post THE TANTALIZING PURPOSES OF PRAYER
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Idaho Spud replied to Daniel Wachenheim's discussion **500 Error** Notices on Atheist Nexus
"I didn't get any errors last week, but did for 8 hours today. One think I found strange was it said the error was "unexpected". Aren't all errors unexpected?"
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Ruth, I like your "Never Too Late" picture.  Here's what my welcoming computer feels like to me: "
Sunday
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Those corn meal pancakes sound good.  I'll have to try them.  But no syrup.  Just delicious margarine. And definitely no nasty coffee. Yes, you're right.  I'm a heretic. "
Sunday
Idaho Spud replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Goldfish.com
"Do I have to?"
Friday
Idaho Spud replied to Daniel Wachenheim's discussion 500M Yahoo accounts hacked. The company didn't tell anyone.
"Many years ago, I tried to get a Yahoo account, but they never responded.  Shortly after, I started hearing bad things about them so I never tried again.  Sounds like I lucked-out. On my new computer, I put them as one of my search…"
Friday
Idaho Spud liked Daniel Wachenheim's discussion 500M Yahoo accounts hacked. The company didn't tell anyone.
Friday
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Excellent Joan."
Friday
Idaho Spud replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Polluting Yourself with Leaf Blowers in the group Godless in the garden
"I don't have any close neighbors using those things, but the neighbor at the end of the block uses one.  He keeps his lawn immaculate.  I don't know why.  He has no kids to play on it.   I guess he, like so many others,…"
Sep 22
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel Wachenheim's group Cancer
"Sad news Joan.  Hope they can treat him successfully.  Sorry you have to leave the place you love the best."
Sep 22
Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Publish-Or-Perish Guarantees Flawed Research
Sep 22

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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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