Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"I gave-up on the Spock-Fonsie quiz because I didn't know any of them.  I was just guessing based on their personalities.  Before I quit, I was getting about 60%."
7 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"A recomendation to anyone wanting a new grabber like Thomas suggested, I've had quite a few, from $1 ones to a $20 one.  They all either didn't work right or broke easily excep the $20 one from Home Depot.  It's great.…"
9 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Interesting story, Carl.  I think If that was me, I would say make sure you get all of the tumor, even if you have to dystroy my music ability.  That's more important than retaining my music ability.  Plus, I've read that…"
10 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on A Former Member's group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"I like Grammarly when it works, but it doesn't 50 percent of the time, and what's worse, when it doesn't work, it keeps spell check from working as well.  I may have to delete it. One interesting thing Grammarly told me, was…"
13 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Chris, glad to hear you're surviving the fires.   I've not kept up with the news on them.  It sounds much worse than I thought."
13 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Patricia, hope your sugery and recovery goes well.  My dad had very little problem with his hip replacement. Ask them about music and headphones.  If they don't have them, ask if you can bring your own. I can imagine your desire to…"
13 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I used shipping tape to attach wires that I hang from tree branches.   Other people have said they have good results hanging them on wires over their strawberries, tomatoes, and ect.  Some have good results hanging them over balconies to…"
13 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Kathy, I think I puchased mine many years ago on the internet.  I just looked for it and Amazon has 18 pages of different brands.  I also found stores that sell it:  Walmart, Home Depot, and Ace hardware.  I didn't find any…"
13 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Kathy, I've never tried the aluminum pie pan method of scaring birds, but I did buy plastic strips with hundreds of laser created spots that look like eyes.  I put them in my cherry trees and they kept the birds from eating all my…"
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Having large piles of tree chips is probably going to breed mice, even in the middle of the city.  The one I found in the house may be the start of that.  I plan on spreading them out over my whole place, which should cut-down on the…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Thomas, wish I had the land to be a plant rescuer like you :) Hope you get some apples in the spring. To mow, or not to mow, that is the question."
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"I have to include the Mormon temple hat from  http://nowscape.com/mormon/mormcr3.htm"
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Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"From Blue Maize:"
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Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I don't think my outdoor faucets or copper line to the evaporative cooler were damaged by the surprise cold snap a couple of weeks ago.  I drained them in time. When Joan asked me about draining my lines, I said they were all hoses, but…"
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Idaho Spud commented on BuildingCastles's group Health & Fitness
"Chocolate seems to not be good for your health.  The studies that found it was were financed by the chocolate industry: https://consumerist.com/2017/10/19/report-chocolate-industry-paid-for-research-showing-that-chocolate-is-healthy/"
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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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