Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Your corn on the cob makes my mouth water.  Summer squash sounds good also. I've had a good food day as well.  Breakfast was the best.  Two large Idaho potatoes baked in the oven.  The crispy skins with margarine, salt,…"
11 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's blog post Mount Saint Helens
"That's a beautiful picture with the flowers behind you.  It reminded me how surprised the experts were at how quickly flowers and other things returned after the eruption."
18 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's blog post Mount Saint Helens
"I was a little surprised also, that it was only 40K years old.  A very young volcano."
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Idaho Spud liked Daniel W's blog post Mount Saint Helens
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Idaho Spud liked George K.'s discussion The Amazing Atheist - Don't Call Me Racist
19 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Loren Miller's discussion The Ark Encounter: A Less than Grand Opening (The Thinking Atheist) in the group Hang With Friends
"I had a religious discussion with one of my sisters a few weeks ago, and the only thing that seemed to make her think was when I said drowning is not an easy death, so why did god torture to death all the innocent children in the flood?  If he…"
19 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Atheists read the bible.'s discussion What do you think about my atheist poem?
"Good one Joan."
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Idaho Spud replied to Atheists read the bible.'s discussion What do you think about my atheist poem?
"Not bad."
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Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"I agree with you guys about hurting and bothering people or animals.  Plinius, I hope you can find a vet that cares for animals more than money. Ruth, I also thought the ceiling tile cat was amazing."
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Idaho Spud replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion A culture designed to make you feel like shit in the group Psychology
"Thanks Ruth.  I've always hated marketing, but don't remember seeing the insecurity inducing side of it.  It annoys me almost as much as religion.  When I see it on TV, I change channels or mute it and do something else…"
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Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion A culture designed to make you feel like shit
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Idaho Spud replied to Loren Miller's discussion Fan.tasia – A Disney Mashup by Lindsey McCutcheon in the group Hang With Friends
"I guess I just don't care for mashups.  Someone said Pogo made a better mashup, but it did even less for me."
Monday
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Holy Shit!  Better run away before he gives you cancer of the brain."
Monday
Idaho Spud replied to Loren Miller's discussion Fan.tasia – A Disney Mashup by Lindsey McCutcheon in the group Hang With Friends
"I've seen most of those, but only liked a few (yes, I know I'm picky).  There are a lot of animated movies I like.  13 out of my 30 favorite movies are animated, and my favorite movie out of ~3000 seen, is animated: Lilo &…"
Monday
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's blog post In the Wake of the RNC
"Loren, reducing Drumpf to nothing sounds like a noble quest, but I have another thought:  If he was reduced to nothing, his followers would probably still believe in him.  They already believe in a nothing called god. Maybe they would…"
Sunday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Randall, I do, or don't do about the same as you.  I had no desire to listen to the Republican convention, and didn't.  I also watch very little TV.  I can't stomach most of what people say or do anymore as well. …"
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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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