Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Andy Borowitz Hoot in the group Feminist Atheists
"I didn't want to read the article because I get too angry and depressed at anything the orange idiot says, and I was going to ask someone here what the phrase "believing women" meant.  What are they believing? Instead, I read the…"
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Loren, love that quote and your comments!"
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Yay!  Glad to hear things are going well."
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Randy, I hope you don't mind me quoting you:  "I'm looking forward to seeing greenery in parks, gardens, fields, etc., while in China. Most of my "free time" will be spent walking through parks."…"
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I remember Randy saying something about wanting to see gardens in China."
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Right on, Patricia."
Sunday
Idaho Spud commented on Patricia's blog post Dawn Wouldn't Exist
"I don't know why the doctors can't accomidate your schedule. I'm a definite morning person, so I try to schedule all my apointments as soon as they open.  I'm usually successful, but with my dermatologist I sometimes get…"
Sunday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Randy, what do you cover your strawberries with?  I'm too lazy to cover mine.  They don't seem to mind the temperatures getting 40 degrees below freezing. Wish I had room for a walnut and almond tree."
Sunday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, maybe they're dog eggs :)   It's been a long time since I've been tough enough to do much outside when the temps were 60 degrees F below freezing, or even at freezing."
Sunday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I've saved those interesting pictures from China.  I assume the two young peeps are Tibetans.  How do you tell the difference?"
Sunday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Loren, I've always wondered if a conductor was really necessary for an orchestra that had lots of practice under their belt."
Sunday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Very interesting, Randy.   I like the pictures.  We could use some sidewalk sweepers in my trashy town. I don't know if I could get very far when the traffic was high.  I would be rather stressed, worring about getting run…"
Sunday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"This ciy is getting more insistent that pedestrians have the right of way.  For one thing, all roads around schools have 20 mile per hour speed limits and the university has signs telling drivers to stop fors pedestrins aproaching the…"
Saturday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Like Joan, I would like to hear all the details of your China trip, Randy.  But, if you don't want to tell, I'll have to do without."
Nov 11
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Interesting traffic in China.  It looks like they have no traffic laws, or don't enforce them."
Nov 10
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"What was the most impressive part of the tour Randy?   My wild guess for myself would be the great wall."
Nov 9

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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 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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