Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post Do Not Pass Go
"I've not thought about it much, but it seems to me that 72 virgins is an extremely poor reward, even if you like virgins.  72 orgasms, and no more virgins for the rest of infinity."
5 minutes ago
Idaho Spud replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Origin of The Universe, Time and Arguments For God?????
"In the past, from reading in between the lines, I've come to the conclusion that nothing is not really nothing, but this talk makes that very clear.  Thanks DOG."
13 minutes ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Hex5, maybe you had a good influence on him.  I enjoy reading experiences and reports from fellow atheists that can still stand to enter churches, talk with theists, and watch debates.  I can't stand to do those things anymore, so I…"
9 hours ago
Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Fancy Feast and slavery
9 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to LBGT Atheist/Secular Humanist's discussion Congress introduces Bill to fund churches as 'essential'
""and sent to bed without supper."  Snicker."
Saturday
Idaho Spud liked Alan Perlman's blog post On the rhetoric of The Donald and the stupidest thing he’s ever said – so far
Friday
Idaho Spud replied to Allen Dudley's discussion What Has God Done For You?
"That's the reason I overcame my religious indoctrination.  I finally realized "God" had done nothing for me.  "God" never answered my prayers as promised.  "God" never gave inspiration to my leaders…"
Wednesday
Idaho Spud liked Allen Dudley's discussion What Has God Done For You?
Wednesday
Idaho Spud replied to Grinning Cat's discussion "Science Isn't Broken" in the group Atheists who love Science!
"I read it all, and liked it."
Wednesday
Idaho Spud liked Grinning Cat's discussion "Science Isn't Broken"
Wednesday
Idaho Spud liked John Jubinsky's discussion Researchers Supposed to Have Created Fundamentally New Type of DNA
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"I sometimes forget to try the net to answer my questions.  This is one of those times.  My last post reminded me to do it, and it appears that Caffeine (and alcohol) increase the need to urinate, so it's recommended that people like…"
Aug 25
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"I have an appointment with a new Urologist in two weeks, and I thought one of the questions on the pre-visit questionnaire was interesting.  It asked about how much Caffeine you ingest, from coffee, tea, soft drinks, and excessive chocolate…"
Aug 25
Idaho Spud liked Gerald Payne's blog post An argument for medical treatment.
Aug 24
Idaho Spud liked eric stone's discussion What Catholic Bishops must to pledge to do at their consecration
Aug 23
Idaho Spud commented on Bluegrass Skeptic's blog post That's No Moon....and I Don't See Mohammed Either
"The word "planet" was never officially defined until 2006.  The official definition left Pluto out.  There is still controversy about the definition though."
Aug 23

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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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