Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Kindle Unlimited Dirty Dealing in the group Nexus Book Club
"Thanks."
9 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Kindle Unlimited Dirty Dealing in the group Nexus Book Club
"I read 2 pages but still don't know what's going-on.  Can someone explain it to me in simple concise language?"
11 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Joan, those would work if the tree was large enough and far enough away from a place they could jump from, like a house. Squirrels are very good at jumping.  From the ground, they can jump past most things, onto a branch.  They can also…"
16 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I was able to gather & eat about 30 apricots this year.  It appears that a lot of the flowers froze because I didn't think it was cold enough to mist them.  There were about 60 fruit, but the squirrels trashed 30 of them getting…"
Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Patricia, I can relate to you in your lilac fort.  I used to secrete myself in the tall alfalfa that dad raised for the rabbits."
Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I like the gladiolas as well, especially the dark ones."
Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I like lilac fragrance too.  Mom had some and one of my neighbors had some when I lived 30 miles south of here."
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Hehe.  Would love to have a treehouse.  Spent a lot of time in trees when young, but never had a treehouse."
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Greenhouse, not treehouse."
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Cute frog.  One of my favorite animals."
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I've been lazy for 2 years and didn't plant anything new.  I finally got some ambition this year and planted Watermelon, Kohlrabi, 4 kinds of Muskmelon, Corn, Yellow Summer Squash, Tomatoes, and Peppers.   I was 1&1/2 months…"
Wednesday
Joan Denoo commented on Idaho Spud's video
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EDS, an HP Company 'Cat Herders'

"Spud, that is a great adv. Just the thought of putting together a herd of cats gives me the shivers; thank HP for photo"
Tuesday
Bertold Brautigan commented on Idaho Spud's video
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EDS, an HP Company 'Cat Herders'

"Hey Spud - I don't know who or what EDS is, but great ad! I learned that herding cats has a lot in common with talking to religionists."
Tuesday
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Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"AMPLIFIED is the thought I had when reading that quote."
Jul 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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