Idaho Spud
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Religion is Poison

"I concur. Here also also a quote I like on it from Voltaire: "Religion began when the first charlatan met the first fool.""
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Religion is Poison

"Hitch said it a while back: Religion Poisons EVERYTHING."
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Joan Denoo commented on Idaho Spud's photo

Religion is Poison

"Spud, I agree, it cripples, distorts, poisons, and kills and get away with it. "
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Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion mycorrhizae (myco = fungus, rhizae = roots) by Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, WSU Science Editor in the group Godless in the garden
"Take some good pictures of the mushrooms and Randall may be able to tell you if they're edible."
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"The number of trees you have is a lot more than I imagined.  You should be called "Treeman". That Ginkgo tree you're standing under is amazing.  It looks to be 40 or 50 feet high. That duck is so cute, and it looks to be my…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Good one BB."
Idaho Spud replied to Michael Penn's discussion Religious Belief is Stubborn And Not Logical
"Why would god protect an atheist?"
Idaho Spud replied to Michael Penn's discussion Religious Belief is Stubborn And Not Logical
"I don't know about other religions, but mormons preach that if something bad happens to you, it's because you were not living god's commandments.  Some scriptures get quite specific as to doing what will give what blessings, and…"
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, thistles are horrible.  I fought them for a while when I lived in a small community.  At the time I was a believer in Roundup, which killed almost everything with one spraying, but it took 2 or 3 to kill thistles. Reading your…"
Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"I very much like the latest Thinking Atheist video, called "Does religion poison everything?"  Seth Andrews talked about a very religious wedding he went to a few weeks ago, where the bride was told to submit to her husband.  I…"
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Any being that could create a universe, would be a great scientist.  It would value logic, reason, and evidence.  It would place a negative value on faith. --Me"
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Me too."

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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 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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