Idaho Spud
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  • Pocatello, ID
  • United States

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Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Cute cat from Tesla's lab."
12 hours ago
Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Flu Shot Reduces Heart Attack and Stroke Risk
12 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Randy, you don't sound like you're boasting when you talk about your garden or show pictures of it."
13 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Don't remember hearing it before, but that's a great quote from Monty Python.  Thanks Carl."
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Another great looking loaf Daniel.   I didn't know cheese adds umami.  Just read where it's also in "fermented and aged products involving bacterial or yeast cultures" (Wikipedia)."
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I enjoy Aaron Neville's unique style of singing. He can't compare to Linda Ronstadt, but few can."
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
Idaho Spud replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Camo cats in the group Atheist Ailurophiles
"The cat in the woodpile took me 60 seconds.  The dog in the audience took me 15 seconds.  I'm not sure what that is on the top of the coat rack."
Idaho Spud liked Loren Miller's discussion Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I didn't know Ronstadt was atheist either.  I can't find it mentioned on Wikipedia."
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Beautiful Plinius.  I participated in a pride walk quite a few years ago, but it didn't have anything nearly as inspiring as that."
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Thomas, I love the voice of Linda Ronstadt.  I've not been privileged to hear her live, but relive her great singing on CDs.   I have a DVD where she appears on the Muppet show, singing the wonderful Blue Bayou, as well as other…"
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"You do look happy."
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Daniel, your casserole sounds yummy.  I love cauliflower with cheddar.  Add rice & I'll bet it's a taste treat. I don't think I've ever eaten at Denny's."
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"I like that guess Patricia.  Saving it.  I save most of your posts."

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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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