Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Living beyond your Lifespan
"I'm an organ donor and will probably leave my body to scientific or medical uses.  However, not because I care about being remembered.  When I'm dead, I will care about nothing, so why should I care now?   I also don't…"
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Randy, that is very interesting.  I'm hoping it's true.  I don't use a lot of salt, but I don't skimp on it either.  In the year I went without salt, sugar, and a few other things, I didn't miss the sugar…"
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Randy, how many roots do they have?"
Idaho Spud commented on Steve Anthony's group Neil Degrasse Tyson Fans
"Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how rich Bill Gates is."
Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"Yikes: A cybersecurity firm says that a database of registered voter information containing personal data on nearly 200 million Americans was left online without proper security by a contractor hired by the Republican National Committee."
Idaho Spud replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Going from Belief to Agnosticism
"If you define atheist as having no belief in gods, then I'm an atheist.  If you define an atheist as being close to knowing there are no gods, then I'm an atheist.  If you define an atheist as knowing for certain there is no god,…"
Jun 19
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"How many help us prevent disease?"
Jun 19
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"True Loren."
Jun 19
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Because some of us want to know instead of believe? Good one GC."
Jun 19
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"A friend in the garden indeed.  I've often thought of finding some snakes to put in my garden, but haven't tried it yet."
Jun 19
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, that clearing you made to sit in looks beautiful and  peaceful. Hope your back gets better soon.  I used to go to chiropractors because the first one seemed to help my low back pain.  However, it could have been coincidence…"
Jun 19
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Carl, I would have had to grit my teeth and fight the urge to walk-out.  That's what I did at my brother's wedding.  Fought the urge and stayed in my seat.  What insanity."
Jun 19
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Quotation Of The Day
"Excellent thought David & Loren."
Jun 18
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Joan, I smiled while reading the story of your 2 year old great granddaughter, smiling while she helped her relatives pull slash out of the the woods."
Jun 17
Idaho Spud liked Richard M. Thomas's blog post Make believe
Jun 16
Idaho Spud liked Joan Denoo's discussion Donald Trump Has Lost All Touch with Reality Less Than Six Months in Office
Jun 16

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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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