Idaho Spud
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  • Pocatello, ID
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I've been pleased to see Bumblebees in my Raspberries the last few days.  I see them in the early morning, before many honeybees get here. "
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Idaho Spud replied to Pat's discussion Christian Monk to Lesbian Witches - We Used To Burn People Like You
"I'm sure you're right Loren."
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Idaho Spud replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Perpetuating Myth of Unreasonable Atheist
"I didn't expect those results, but it's great to see such."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Thanks Carl.  I'm glad to hear encouraging news about Felaine.  I agree that her previous reports sounded like neglect from some medical people."
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Idaho Spud liked Joan Denoo's discussion Soil: regenerative land management
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Idaho Spud replied to dudaboli yev's discussion explanation for reality Theism or Atheism? in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I've given up watching these a long time ago.  Not good for my blood pressure."
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"What great things you're passing on to your family Joan."
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Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Wikipedia says that Bernie Sanders is strongly in favor of separation of church and state, is proud to be Jewish, but is not particularly religious, and has frequently expressed admiration for Pope Francis."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I don't blame Patricia either.  Richard seemed rather callous about loosing a lot of people.  And, I tried to donate without getting the star on my avatar, but It wouldn't let me.  I don't like making people feel bad…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Joan, that's an attractive greenhouse.  It should be a huge gardening help."
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, what a great amount of good food you have.  Makes my mouth water!"
Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"The last two weeks have been unusually cold, so my watermelon may fail again, but my berries are looking great!"
Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Carl, thanks for the information about Felaine."
Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Thanks peeps.  The diet is still taking fat off my bod.  Every once in a while, I get a craving for carbohydrates, but I've only given-in once or twice, and then didn't eat much.  I've lost 25 pounds in 48 days. I had…"
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Idaho Spud liked eric stone's discussion What to say to theist who asks you "what if God revealed Himself to you?"
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Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Compact Bed Geometry
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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 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

At 8:27pm on April 30, 2014, king said…

gardner right?

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