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Idaho Spud replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Earth like planet may be only 4.25 light-years away. in the group Atheists who love Science!
"https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/156c3e42d25f07b3 This latest piece sounds even less promising for a planet with intelligence on it.  The problem for me is in the definitions of Terrestrial, Earth-like, and Habitable.  The…"
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Idaho Spud liked Daniel W's discussion Will being active on Atheist Nexus help you live longer?
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I would be worried too Randy.  A direct hit with one of those big boys would totally destroy your house and probably a large part of the farm.  A horribly bad day to say the least."
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Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Tom, that man you know is a definite wakkadoodle.   I like how Penn trashes Trump in the end of his video.  I have problems with all politicians, but I would vote for any of them before Trump.  He's worse than all of them put…"
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Idaho Spud replied to tom sarbeck's discussion R U A Prophet? What Will Republicans Do After A Loss In November?
"Lucky you Daniel.  I can't sleep that long. I can't stand to listen to any politician, especially that ass Trump, so I have to switch TV channels a lot.  I get my political news from Atheist Nexus members, just so I know…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I said test instead of text.  Is that just one of my random brain-farts, or because I've been reading  about you guys' teaching problems?  "I do not have the answer at this time.""
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Ruth, yes, I often enlarge the test with control-plus, but sometimes the next page I go to is way too large.  Sometimes, the next page will have to be enlarged, and the next, and... Plus, there are some things that will not enlarge.  Small…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Thanks Joan.  I like the way Penn brings it down to a level that I can mostly understand.  "
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Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I've never read anything by Ayn Rand, so I don't know what she says.  I just like quite a bit of what present day Libertarians say, Such as Penn Gillette.   I don't fully understand everything he or they say because…"
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Idaho Spud replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Atheist Reasoning on Gun Control in the U.S
"Thanks Joan.   I've never pulled my gun out in public and hope I never have to."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Thanks Carl.  I've been meaning to say I'm glad to see your positive attitude"
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Idaho Spud replied to Loren Miller's discussion We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist) in the group Hang With Friends
"Cutting of the kids noses to spite atheism (or something like that)."
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Idaho Spud liked Loren Miller's discussion We Don't Want Your (Atheist) Money! (The Thinking Atheist)
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Idaho Spud replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion One in five try Polyamory in the group Polyamory
"I'm amazed that it's that high a percentage."
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Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion One in five try Polyamory
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Idaho Spud replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Earth like planet may be only 4.25 light-years away. in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Now that's a fucked-up story! (Smile)"
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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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