Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud replied to Loren Miller's discussion Are We Monsters? (HuffPost – Neal Gabler) in the group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"What you mean "we" Kemo Sabe? I usually want to use that punchline to an old joke, when I hear someone say "we", as I don't relate to most of the negatives rightly pointed-out about most groups. That being said, I'm a…"
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Idaho Spud joined Joan Denoo's group

Politics, Economics, and Religion

Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  See More
12 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Thomas Bear's photo


"About 500000 meals, plus about 3 meals per week from the cost of lighting it every night, plus a few more from the cost of maintenance.  "
13 hours ago
Idaho Spud liked Thomas Bear's photo
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Its a pitiful A, but still clearer than most claimed images of jebus. "
18 hours ago
Idaho Spud liked V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Why are the religious folks disturbed by non-believers?
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"That bird must have had a calcium deficiency :)"
Idaho Spud replied to Little Name Atheist's discussion How old were you when you decided childfree was your default? in the group The Childless and Godless
"I'm 75, male, and never had a child.  I had 5 siblings and enjoyed them, so I wanted to have quite a few children as well.  Another reason I planned on having a bunch was because I was raised in the Mormon faith, which kept preaching…"
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Pulled a lot of cheap grass today before it started dropping those horrible seeds.  Not much rain here for a while now.  I need to turn my outside water on so I can give the garden enough water.  "
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, I very much like your meditation garden."
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Kathy, sorry for the tough time your having."
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Great Frank Sinatra quote."
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Daniel, I desire the best outcome for you and Ning. My guess was wrong.  I don't remember hearing the symbols ' and " meaning minutes and seconds although I could have and forgotten.  I've only ever used them to mean…"
Idaho Spud liked Loren Miller's discussion New Rule: What Would a Dick Do? (Bill Maher)
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Excellent quote Loren.  I like quite a few quotes found on these pages, and save them.  "

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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 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

At 8:40pm on April 30, 2014, king said…

what do you grow in idaho



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