Idaho Spud
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  • Pocatello, ID
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Randall, I do, or don't do about the same as you.  I had no desire to listen to the Republican convention, and didn't.  I also watch very little TV.  I can't stomach most of what people say or do anymore as well. …"
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Joan, I know you are just offering the idea of salad.  I'm glad you're still able to work in your garden to some degree.  When I was accessing the net at the library, I didn't have enough time to read everything, and so…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"At least, Kuwait has low humidity, so evaporation from the body should keep them cool enough, as long as they drink enough."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I'm sure 54°C will kill many people.  Those that can't get enough water, or have to do much physical activity.  Also some of those that don't realize that thirst is not a reliable indicator of need for water."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Ruth, I also "much prefer getting news on the internet over other forms. I can focus on science and other topics of interest, without wasting time on crap like celebrities or trivia.""
1 hour ago
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's blog post In the Wake of the RNC
"A damning summary indeed."
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Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's blog post In the Wake of the RNC
"Yes Kathy.  I agree.  If it's important, they will leave a message."
18 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's blog post In the Wake of the RNC
"I didn't know health care & financial companies would have no-ID, but I still don't think I'll answer any of those calls, because I hate solicitors so much.  I can live with a few missed calls from legitimate companies, but…"
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Idaho Spud liked Daniel W's discussion NPR on Tim Kaine
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Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's blog post In the Wake of the RNC
"Oh, I wanted to explain why I let Rand Paul start emailing me.  When I was still a partial believer, I worked for his father's campaign for a while.  As I became more atheist and anti-theist, I stopped working for his father, but Rand…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's blog post In the Wake of the RNC
"So far, I'm not getting any political email at my main address.  I still get it in my spam folder on my old email address from Rand Paul, even though I told him what I thought of him and his religion and told him to stop sending me…"
yesterday
Idaho Spud liked Joan Denoo's discussion Improve Soil Quality, Get More Nutrients to Your Plant w/ Mycelium
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Plinius, for some time, I've wanted to ask you the same question that Joan asked you an hour ago.  I've started calling you Plinius in case calling you something else does expose you to the unkind ones."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Yes Joan, I cook during hot periods, but not as often as during cold periods, and I just cook in the morning, when a fan in my window is bringing cooler air into the kitchen.  Also, I do a lot of cooking in the microwave oven, which…"
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Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Design Paradigm Change
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Idaho Spud replied to Daniel W's discussion Old and Green. Gardening with an older body. in the group Godless in the garden
"I like the looks of that plant Joan.  I agree with your definition of a weed."
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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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