Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"A year or more ago, someone here recommended Ladyfinger popcorn, so I bought about 5 pounds of it.  I does taste as good or better than any other brand I've tried, but it's small, so it has more hard shell material compared to the…"
7 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Daniel W's discussion What is the path to reducing confirmation bias in others? How do we counter the thought silos?
"Loren, thanks for mentioning Politifact.com.  I've not heard of it before, but it's now in my list of favorites."
7 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Love all the quotes."
8 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Sometimes I'll put some grated cheese on my popcorn."
8 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"As I get older, many things, including popcorn become more bland to the taste, so I've tried many seasonings on popcorn to spice things up.  I usually put spices in my favorite margarine and microwave it until the water mostly evaporates,…"
8 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Daniel W's discussion What is the path to reducing confirmation bias in others? How do we counter the thought silos?
"Good quotes Joan.  I especially like the one about singing and laughing as we fight.  It reminds me to do that more often."
8 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"In my younger days, when my nose was more sensitive, I loved the smell of popcorn, but the taste was always disappointing.  No where near as good as the smell."
8 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Does the Walgreens popcorn taste as good as other brands Carl?"
8 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I'm sad to hear of your health problems Ruth."
8 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Your Thanksgiving meal repeat sound yummy Carl."
8 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Looks like a fun group at your birthday party Chris."
8 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Randy, just before reading your post, I was going to ask a question about Robins.  Do you have grapes, and do robins or other birds eat many of them?  Same question to everyone.  I know Daniel has grapes for one. When I lived 30 miles…"
8 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"I like the sex quotes Loren, especially Heinlein's."
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"That "different" breakfast sounds good Randy."
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I pruned my pear tree today.  I removed all branches that overhung the road so that the pears that fall by themselves will not hit people's cars that park underneath it.  It will also be better for the trucks that pick up garbage and…"
Saturday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I'll watch for his second video to see if those 87 year old vegetable seeds produce good vegetables. I'd never heard of using sugar water to help germination, so I looked for articles about it.  The 2 articles I found that tested the…"
Saturday

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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 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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