Idaho Spud
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  • Pocatello, ID
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Idaho Spud liked Daniel W's discussion Myths and Realities of Invasive Species,
Feb 3
Idaho Spud liked Dyslexic's DOG's discussion I'm an Atheist because, there is no Valid alternative to Atheism!
Jan 22
Idaho Spud replied to Daniel W's discussion Coffee Grounds Enrich the Soil in the group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, did the Longview WA store give you any after looking at you like you were crazy?"
Jan 22
Idaho Spud liked Daniel W's discussion Coffee Grounds Enrich the Soil
Jan 22
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Joan, I like the Artful Displays of Vegetables.  It would only bother me a little to disturb the order in a grocery store, but I wouldn't shop in one of those because the prices would probably have to be higher to pay for all that extra…"
Jan 22
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, I enjoyed the adorable little atheist gardener video.  Too bad it's no longer available."
Jan 11
Idaho Spud commented on Felicia's group Astronomers
"Gerald, thanks for the image of the space station between the moon & earth."
Jan 11
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Thanks Bertold.  And, thank you all for your concern.  That's what I meant in my first post, but after reading it again, it could be interpreted that I was only thanking Joan."
Jan 11
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"December has been colder than normal.  Got down to negative 10° F one morning, but temperatures are back to normal, or above now.  The high temps are going to rise above freezing this week."
Jan 11
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Hello all.  Thanks for the concern, and your messages Joan.   I've only been going to the library for internet access about once per week for 3 hours.  Only enough time to pay my bills, buy some things I want, and look for some…"
Jan 11
Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Is Atheist Nexus less envy-prone than Facebook?
Dec 3, 2015
Idaho Spud commented on BuildingCastles's group Health & Fitness
"Low crab diet: Ha!  I see errors like that quite often and wonder if the food or product can be trusted."
Dec 3, 2015
Idaho Spud liked tom sarbeck's discussion Thesis: Punishment-Heavy Religion Causes PTSD
Nov 21, 2015
Idaho Spud replied to Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Masturbators Are Closet Homosexuals? Well according to Stopmasturbatingnow.org!
"Hehehe."
Nov 21, 2015
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Glad to hear you're doing well after the transplant Carl."
Nov 21, 2015
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I like pomegranates also, especially the juice.  I think I'm mentioned this before, but when I lived in California, I had a pomegranate tree and learned to peel them with a potato peeler, and juice the berries in a colander.  Yum,…"
Nov 21, 2015

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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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