Idaho Spud
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  • Pocatello, ID
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I don't know Patricia.  I imagine there are experts in any major city that can do the job, and probably would reschedule patients with less important problems if a optometrist called him and told him of a detached retina."
4 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"My optometrist was very concerned that I might have a detached retina when I had a detached vitreous humor.  He gave me his cell phone number and said to call him anytime day or night, if I had any symptoms of a detached retina, even though he…"
5 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Chris's discussion Recyclables
"I don't know who my city contracts with.  Plastics they don't recycle are put in the land fill.  They do recycle "Some Plastics—beverage, food, and household cleaner containers marked #1 PET or #2 HDPE that have been…"
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"In my area, propane costs 60% more than natural gas. It costs 8% less than oil. It costs 20% less than electricity.  Electricity is cheaper here than in most of the USA, so in most places it would cost much less than that."
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"It's too bad you have to choose between standing out in the weather, breathing smoke, or making enemies.  "
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"True, Patricia."
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's blog post What Would It Take to Believe?
"I used to have trouble knowing what would convince me, but since I heard Matt Dillahunty say  that Yahweh himself knows what it would take to dissuade him from his apostasy, but as of yet has not deigned to do so, that's seems to me to be…"
Tuesday
Idaho Spud replied to Chris's discussion Recyclables
"So that's probably why my city stopped taking plastic in the recycle bins."
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
". If you were God, would you still create atheists? Ernest W. Adams, curious about religion, believer in none. Answered 3d ago If I were God, I wouldn't create anything but atheists. My ego is not so frail that I need constant…"
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Eli's group Atheist Cinema
"I learned a lot about censorship in that video.  Was reminded once again how dictatorial religious idiots are."
Monday
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"And God said "Go forth and multiply." The snakes said "Oh Lord almighty, we cannot follow your command, for we are adders." Thus spake the Lord "Go and fell those trees and build furniture out of them. For adders can…"
Monday
Idaho Spud commented on A Former Member's group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"I like those 3 words also, Bertold."
Monday
Idaho Spud commented on A Former Member's group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"I like the word succulent.  Randy, do you have a reason you can share as to why you don't like it?"
Sunday
Idaho Spud commented on A Former Member's group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"Canoodling is another of my favorite words.  Sometimes spelled Knoodling."
Sunday
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Are the prices at the cat hotel daily, weekly, or monthly?"
Jan 13
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"The article I read about the piano cat indicated it was real.  Wikipedia said there was no evidence one was ever built.  Glad to read that."
Jan 13

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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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