Idaho Spud
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  • Pocatello, ID
  • United States
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Idaho Spud replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Members Online
"I never notice."
8 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Removed most of the weeds in my garden this morning. "
8 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Beautiful garden with a bonus of cats."
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Idaho Spud liked Grinning Cat's discussion A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem-Solving
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Idaho Spud replied to Grinning Cat's discussion A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem-Solving in the group No Nonsense
"I failed the test, although I did get some no answers."
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Idaho Spud liked Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Christianity Forced to Accept Gays
Thursday
Idaho Spud replied to eric stone's discussion scalia's wish fulfillment re atheists
"He shouldn't even be a dog catcher."
Thursday
Idaho Spud liked Donald R Barbera's blog post OH, Grow Up! Marriage Hypocrites
Thursday
Idaho Spud liked Loren Miller's blog post The Week of Being Happy and Pissed Off
Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Felaine, thanks for letting me know what HIhihi means."
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Happy 49th Patricia.   Joan, that's interesting."
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"What altitude?  Well, the SeaWalk deck is 128 feet above sea level. That "high class" woman revealed what class she was really in."
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Got a big laugh out of this question: "Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Canada?" Some of the others were funny also, but the people that ask most of those questions were almost as stupid a religious people. The most stupid…"
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Nice!"
Monday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
Monday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"My very religious doctor I used to see, said I was close to being diabetic, but my new doctor says no, and I think he knows more than most doctors I've had, for several reasons. I haven't checked my blood sugar level for a long time, but…"
Monday

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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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