Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Send a little of that rain my way."
May 19
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Randy, you have more pests munching your garden than I do, but I'm still annoyed with what I have.  My trap hasn't caught a squirrel yet and there are a large number of trashed apricots this morning.  I put the trap in the back…"
May 19
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Randy, I always get pears  as well.  Those and apricots are the only trees I have.  I'm seriously considering getting a pomegranate and maybe an avocado.   If I buy a pomegranate, it will be one that's good down to zero…"
May 18
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"The 1500 watt heater I put under my apricot tree didn't protect the fruit on the lower branches, but I've not had freezing weather for 3 weeks now and flowers came out on the upper branches after the frosts were over, so now there are…"
May 17
Idaho Spud liked Loren Miller's discussion American Atheists Publishes "Secular Survey" Results
May 7
Idaho Spud commented on Felicia's group Astronomers
"Joan, I like the looks of Messier 3.  I like it's symmetry.  I didn't know what a globular cluster was, so I found-out on Wikipedia.  Interesting."
May 3
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I'll plant 5 or 10 corn plants this year.  That's all I have room for."
Apr 29
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Joan, last year, I started 4 corn in small containers and they became root-bound before I transplanted them.  They gave me about 4 fairly good sized ears anyway."
Apr 28
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Wish I had enough room to build a large greenhouse or 2."
Apr 26
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I started 40 more peas this morning, as well as 10 more cauliflowers."
Apr 26
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I found a YouTube video about protecting fruit trees from freezing. The guy seemed to be quite knowledgeable and one thing he said is to mow the grass under the trees, so the ground warmth can rise and protect the trees.  "
Apr 26
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"A month ago, I planted 10 peas below some wood chips and peat moss.  Three are 2 inches above the moss. Four days ago, I started 25 in containers.  Put them in the 70 ° F bathroom to make them sprout soon.  This morning I see 4…"
Apr 25
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"My blooming apricot tree saw 5 days of 6 ° F below freezing.  Before it happened, I put a 1500 watt heater under it and turned it on all 5 nights. I didn't seem to help.  All the flowers look frozen. There are some flowers that…"
Apr 25
Idaho Spud liked Loren Miller's discussion Everyone’s Favorite Gospel Is a Forgery (Daily Beast)
Apr 18
Idaho Spud commented on A Former Member's group HUMANE ATHEISTS
"Thanks, Ruth.  I've enjoyed the Monterey Bay Aquarium for the last hour."
Apr 17
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I just ate a piece of carrot cake, but I think I could handle a piece of that strawberry rhubarb pie as well."
Apr 15

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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 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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