Idaho Spud
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  • Pocatello, ID
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Idaho Spud liked Grinning Cat's discussion Sweet! Electric field makes chocolate healthier and tastier
17 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I like your picture of the seagull and windmill.  Saved it also."
20 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Thanks Chris."
21 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Also saved your cute slug."
21 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Joan, I like your picture of the "Food Forests' Living Web".  I've saved it."
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Hi Plinius.  Was your veg seedlings drowned by heavy rain? After a year of the hassle of accessing the internet at the library, I've finally signed-up with an internet service provider, so I can spend more time on the net from the comfort…"
21 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"That's interesting Don.  It sounds like if a person is far enough away from other people, they won't have as much trouble with wild animals eating their garden."
Jun 17
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Thanks Randall.  Talking about cherries,I finally removed all my cherry trees for several reasons.  I found a way to stop the birds from eating 100%, but it became too much work. Then, once the fruit flies found them, nothing I did would…"
Jun 17
Idaho Spud liked Atheists read the bible.'s discussion Who's going to heaven, and who's not?
Jun 11
Idaho Spud commented on Sara's group Atheists who love Science!
"Great post Grinning Cat."
Jun 11
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Love your greenery Don.  Light yellow green is my favorite color."
Jun 11
Idaho Spud liked Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
May 26
Idaho Spud liked Loren Miller's blog post The Comfort of There Being No God
May 26
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, I've not tried roasting okra.  I'll try that next time. Too bad you had to quit posting about bees.  It's amazing and sad how many people believe conspiracy theories."
May 12
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Hope your tooth is better Plinius. It sounds like you get quite a bit out of your small garden.  I don't think I've eaten a tayberry, but it sounds delicious."
May 12
Idaho Spud liked eric stone's discussion Are the cops hinting they are going to discriminate or brutalize atheists in Tazwell IL?
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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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