Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"What a caring couple."
15 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Plinius, no, I don't have to close one eye.  My brain switches automatically and I don't even notice. Joan, I only have one pair of reading glasses now.  There is more clarity in the distance eye, but it's not due to the new…"
15 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I've always found mushrooms fascinating, but never studied them  enough to know which ones I could eat, like my brother did.  He was an expert."
21 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Plinius, my eyesight is good now.   By age 60, my nearsightedness was so bad, I could only see clearly at things 4 inches from my eyes, without glasses. My ability to focus from near to far was so bad I had to carry around 4 pair of glasses to…"
21 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"I'll agree with Andy as well."
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Hope you can sort it out in a positive manner Plinius. Your story reminded me of the glasses I got in the first grade of school.  What the teacher wrote on the blackboard was too blurry to make-out.  She moved me to the front seat and it…"
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"That's good for a laugh."
Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"A control baby is a good idea :)"
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"The squirrels here love nuts of all kinds.  Once in a while I have to pull up a black walnut tree sprout, due to them planting the seed and forgetting it."
Nov 10
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Send the bill to my brother-in-law.  Ha.  A good laugh."
Nov 10
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"That's good GIF about trump.  Childish tantrums is just one of his failings.  "
Nov 9
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Excellent, Patricia."
Nov 7
Idaho Spud liked Loren Miller's discussion New Rule: Win or Go Home (Real Time with Bill Maher)
Nov 3
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I've had rye bread that tasted very good and some that were poor.  If I make my own, I suspect it'l be on the very good side.  I'll go to WinCo today or tomorrow and find that rye flour.  Then try to get the ambition to…"
Oct 31
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
Oct 31
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Good luck on the move, Canada."
Oct 30

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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 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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