Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"That is thrilling news, Loren."
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"It takes some incredibly twisted thinking to lie for jesus, when the buybull says all liers are going to burn in hell."
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"We could be 1,500 years ahead of where we are now if it hadn't been for the church dragging science back by its coattails and burning our best minds at the stake. (Catherine Fahringer)"
Idaho Spud liked Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion The earliest starlight of the young Universe
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Good quote, Loren."
Mar 14
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Ian, your expression sounds much preferable to me."
Mar 14
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
""Whenever I get an email from some kid, asking: 'What should I do? My parents are making me go to church every Sunday, but I don't believe that stuff anymore!', my answer to them is: 'Go! Go and ask LOTS of questions.…"
Mar 14
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"It sounds like a wish that is meaningless because the person is dead, and nothing will change that."
Mar 14
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"In reading comments about Stephen Hawking, as well as other dead atheists, I find a lot of RIP (Rest in Peace) comments from atheists. That phrase bothers me a little because it came from religion. Looking at it from an atheist point of view, the…"
Mar 14
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Nice photo."
Mar 14
Idaho Spud liked Joan Denoo's discussion Tech that reacts faster than humans
Mar 14
Idaho Spud commented on BuildingCastles's group Health & Fitness
"I don't let that horrible "daylight savings time" to hurt my sleep.  I just go to bed and get up at the same time, which is an hour later according to the clocks."
Mar 13
Idaho Spud liked Alan Perlman's blog post RIP Billy Graham, merchant of delusion
Mar 11
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Scientists that are religious is a mystery to me as well.  The study of the sciences that my religion denied me for so many years, was the main reason I became an atheist."
Mar 11
Idaho Spud replied to Patricia's discussion Judge tosses convicted B.C. polygamists' constitutional challenge
"Upon reading the article, I wondered if he's rich enough to support 24 wives and many children."
Mar 10
Idaho Spud commented on BuildingCastles's group Health & Fitness
"Randy, I was just wondering how old you were.  Just a year younger than me. I probably knew at one time. You seem to be in much better health than me, probably a large factor is because you walk so much.  I have a hard time getting my ass…"
Mar 7

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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 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 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

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