Idaho Spud
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  • Pocatello, ID
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Nice looking "wild" flowers, Loam."
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"If you don’t have evidence, there’s literally nothing to talk about. --Aron Ra"
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Joan, I like your ground cover choices, especially portulaca.  It has beautiful flowers.  I also like the looks of purslane and clover. I liked the clover in our lawn when I was young.  I remember looking for 4-leaf-clovers…"
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"My avocado tree died from the cold winter.  If I buy a new one, I'll make sure I build a much better greenhouse for it to grow in before I buy it.  I'll also modify the soil to provide better drainage.  Maybe I'll also…"
Monday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Sad about your trees Randy."
Monday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Most months get around 1 inch.   June gets an average of 0.98 inch.  It did this year, but it was in the first half.  The second half of June had no rain. July gets an average of 0.63 inch.  None this year. August gets an average…"
Monday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Hasn't rained here, more than a few drops, since June 18th.  That's 3 months, and none in the forecast for next week."
Sep 16
Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Chat with your babes
Sep 15
Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Soluble Fiber Good for Brain
Sep 15
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I don't have a smartphone because of the expense, but even if I did, I doubt I'd use it more than a minute a day.  I prefer a big screen."
Sep 14
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Good one, Patricia.  Saving."
Sep 14
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Thanks Joan.  I'll try that borax bait."
Sep 14
Idaho Spud commented on Sara's group Atheists who love Science!
Sep 13
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Oh, that's a funny one, Loren."
Sep 12
Idaho Spud commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"Yes, Saved Bertold's also."
Sep 8
Idaho Spud commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"Saving that one, Patricia.  "
Sep 8

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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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