Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I've also not stored my seeds properly."
3 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"All of my seeds are 2 or more years old, so I've taken the advice of that article and have ordered all new seeds for spring planting.  "
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Seeds: How long do they last?   http://awaytogarden.com/estimating-viability-how-long-do-seeds-last/ I just read this article, and learned a couple of new things.   I don't remember hearing about viability before.  It says…"
3 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"I like your quotes Loren, and they don't sound cheeky to me."
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Idaho Spud replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?
""Don't waste your tme thinking aout the many hypotheses the Bangers devise. They have no evidence for any of them." Sounds like a pretty strong opinion to me."
9 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?
"I've read your very strong opinions many times, that sound like you know the big bang is false, and the electric universe is true."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Funny Joan."
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Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's status
"Very impressive gathering."
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Good thought Loren.  I may use that as well."
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"I like your addendum Daniel."
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Idaho Spud commented on John B Hodges's blog post Comments on ZERO SUGAR DIET
"When I was skin & bone (up to the age of 40), I never ate anything with artificial sweeteners because I thought I could use the calories, and I wanted to get the most calories for the buck. For years now, I've tried to find products with…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"That's what I was wondering Chris."
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"I just remembered that I also said I'm sure an intelligent god would want people around him that used the intelligence he gave them to the best of their abilities, rather than people that just accepted things on faith. I think both of these…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Love those Jefferson quotes.  When I came out to my family, I expressed my idea similar to the top quote.  I said something to the effect that the mormon god, the great scientist that he is, would certainly want people to use the…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I plan on growing broccoli this year.  If I get a good harvest, I'll just throw the stems in the compost pile."
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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 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

At 8:40pm on April 30, 2014, king said…

what do you grow in idaho

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