Idaho Spud
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  • Pocatello, ID
  • United States
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Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"So god's plan is to torture us one way or another?  Well, isn't that special?"
4 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I don't know enough about it to help you Kathy, but you reminded me about a huge limb that blew off my neighbor's tree a few days ago.  If I can think of a place to put it on my small property, I'll go collect it.  It's…"
4 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB277 into law, making California the third state in the nation to require immunizations of schoolchildren and children in child care centers without exemption for religious or personal beliefs. The other…"
17 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Well, with all new materials, it would cost me about $90 to build a new one.  Using the materials I have on hand, I could build one for about $10."
17 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"A private nurseryman is retiring and I bought one of his old 4 by 8 foot heated Cold Frames for $100.  I could build a new one for half that, but I've got so much to do, that I'll never get around to it. It should be great for…"
17 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Glad to hear Tara the hero cat got an award."
yesterday
Idaho Spud replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Members Online
"I never notice."
Saturday
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Removed most of the weeds in my garden this morning. "
Saturday
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Beautiful garden with a bonus of cats."
Friday
Idaho Spud liked Grinning Cat's discussion A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem-Solving
Friday
Idaho Spud replied to Grinning Cat's discussion A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem-Solving in the group No Nonsense
"I failed the test, although I did get some no answers."
Friday
Idaho Spud liked Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Christianity Forced to Accept Gays
Thursday
Idaho Spud replied to eric stone's discussion scalia's wish fulfillment re atheists
"He shouldn't even be a dog catcher."
Thursday
Idaho Spud liked Donald R Barbera's blog post OH, Grow Up! Marriage Hypocrites
Thursday
Idaho Spud liked Loren Miller's blog post The Week of Being Happy and Pissed Off
Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Felaine, thanks for letting me know what HIhihi means."
Wednesday

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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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