Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Cute chickies."
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Idaho Spud posted a video

Worst Convention Ever 9/9 - Freedom Is My Paradise (ex-Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate their freedom!)

In the final part of the Worst Convention Ever series, ex-Jehovah's Witnesses from around the world respond to the propaganda unleashed at the 2017 "Remain L...
Mar 24
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Randy, I was also surprised with the size of your new trees."
Mar 24
Idaho Spud liked Banjo's discussion I just had JW's visit. Me. "Can you read my T shirt."
Mar 23
Idaho Spud liked Loren Miller's discussion David Crosby, Steven Stills, Graham Nash ... and CSN
Mar 22
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Years ago, I planted some things early and the same things late.  The ones I planted late always did better than the early."
Mar 21
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, I use a soil thermometer also.  I never jump the gun anymore."
Mar 21
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"It looks and feels like spring here in Pocatello, so I'm trying to get gardening up to the top of my list. Yesterday, as usual, the news peeps were saying it's the first day of spring.  No offense to anyone here that has said…"
Mar 21
Idaho Spud commented on Eric Husby's group Atheists for a Vigorous Space Program
" A FICTIVE FLIGHT ABOVE REAL MARS"
Mar 21
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I spotted these seed potatoes at WinCo today and decided to try growing some this year.  I should have opened the package and checked them out, because when I got home, I saw that they had 3 inch sprouts.  I would have checked several…"
Mar 21
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, how do you plant sprouted potatoes?  I would guess very carefully, because in my experience the sprouts break-off easily."
Mar 20
Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion QUICK AND SIMPLE TIPS FOR GERMINATING SEEDS YOURSELF in the group Godless in the garden
"Thanks Joan.  I saved those tips. I was skeptical about the moon affecting seeds, so I spent a half hour searching on that subject.  The two articles I read that seemed most credible indicated that it's very unlikely the moon has any…"
Mar 19
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Wikipedia seems to confirm that depression may be reduced by that soil bacteria.  Sounds good."
Mar 19
Idaho Spud commented on James Yount's group Music Lovers
"I also enjoy Classical Gas."
Mar 17
Idaho Spud replied to Loren Miller's discussion Michelle Thaller on Science Denial in the group Atheists who love Science!
"I listened to it on YOUTUBE, as I usually do, so I can give it a thumbs up if I like it, and I very much did like it.  She's a great communicator. On YOUTUBE, I made the comment "Thank you Michelle.", then I saw that you said the…"
Mar 16

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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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