Idaho Spud
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  • Pocatello, ID
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Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"I meant the thoughts & prayers contributions. Haven't made sense of the fat stinky trump one yet."
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Another excellent post Patricia."
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Ouch!  But, I hate liars so much, I might be in favor of that."
Friday
Idaho Spud commented on FFRF's group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"I thought of AronRa, but he's already very busy."
Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on FFRF's group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"I agree they present good information.  Perhaps I am too critical."
Thursday
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Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"Good one Patricia.  I'm saving it."
Thursday
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"I've not yet read it and don't own it."
Wednesday
Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Near-Term Technology Threat
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on FFRF's group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"Here is one of the "Ask an Atheist" videos, which is what I've been watching in the past.  Dan Barker, the guy on the right looks very uncomfortable, and they all look uncomfortable, even the attorney, like I probably would.…"
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Dan Barker in his book "Godless":"
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on FFRF's group Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF)
"I donate a little to the FFRF, and have a question that I've been reluctant to ask here. Whenever I watch a video from the FFRF, I cringe because the participance are so stilted in their speech.  I haven't watched their latest ones…"
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"You had me worried for a second there, Ricky."
Feb 13
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I like that rant, Randy."
Feb 13
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"They all can cause allergic reactions."
Feb 8
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Another reason to get rid of daylight time."
Feb 7

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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 1:37pm on August 30, 2017, Patricia said…

Thanks, Spud. Joan sent me the comments so I decided to jump back in....hopefully with no guilt trips from owners.

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

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