Idaho Spud
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  • Pocatello, ID
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Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion DIY Green House and a Chicken Coop? in the group Godless in the garden
"It looks like he could have some good ideas I can use when I start building my greenhouse, so I'm going to try watching his videos another day when I'm not as irritated by the moving camera images."
16 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion DIY Green House and a Chicken Coop? in the group Godless in the garden
"It looks like a good idea and he seems to explain it well, but I couldn't watch the whole video because the fast moving camera made me dizzy and nauseous. "
19 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Oh, I forgot "The Pledge of Allegiance" every morning in school."
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"During my walks in the last few weeks, I've been struck by how many US flags are flying on many houses.  I think a lot of them started flying on the fourth of July, but are still up.  This is a Mormon town, and I suspect most of those…"
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Great quote from Butterfly.  A definite keeper.  Thanks Loren."
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Funny sign Don."
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"That's strange Thomas.  It would be interesting to know why she did that."
Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I like that radio idea.  Have no idea if it works, but it's worth a try."
Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"During my 40 minute walk yesterday morning, just at sunrise, I spotted 11 cats.  They must like that time of day."
Thursday
Plinius replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Metrology: The Science of Measurement in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Thanks Joan, you're too kind!"
Thursday
Joan Denoo replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Metrology: The Science of Measurement in the group Atheists who love Science!
"I didn't know there was a name for difficulty handling numbers or spaces, and like dyslexia, until it had a name it didn't seem to exist. I can say that as a teacher. Give it a name and doctors, teachers and parents give it credibility;…"
Thursday
Plinius replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Metrology: The Science of Measurement in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Most of the time I manage well enough, and routine things like cooking and sewing give me no trouble because I don't measure and still know what I'm doing. Distances are no trouble if you travel by train in a country of 300 km. across, but…"
Thursday
Idaho Spud replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Metrology: The Science of Measurement in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Sorry about your dyscalculia.  I never knew it existed before.  I had to find what it was on Wikipedia. Do you have trouble with time? Trouble with distances?  Trouble with quantities and measurements when cooking?  Are some days…"
Thursday
Plinius replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Metrology: The Science of Measurement in the group Atheists who love Science!
"I think it's very special to be able to be so precise, and to handle numbers and gadgets with precision. I'm totally unable to do that, perhaps because I'm a little troubled by dyscalculia. I avoid numbers - it takes such…"
Thursday
Loren Miller replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Metrology: The Science of Measurement in the group Atheists who love Science!
"I used to play piano, and I was passably good, but it's been so long since I have been next to a keyboard that I would have to retrain myself, especially my hands. At least I have The Cleveland Orchestra to listen to six times a year. They make…"
Wednesday
Joan Denoo replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Metrology: The Science of Measurement in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Your keen ear for tone, your wonderful sharing of music! Gee! I have really been gifted having you as a sharing friend. I am not at in tune with sound. Music is a distraction for me, although I do use music when I read non-fiction.  My reading…"
Wednesday

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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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