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Idaho Spud replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Roundup Ready Corn IS Toxic in the group Atheists who love Science!
"U oh!  Have to stop eating Pringles.   Well, it won't be too hard.  The last time I bought those expensive things, I wasn't impressed with the taste, and made a mental note to refrain from further purchases."
10 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Luara's discussion religious magazine in doctors' office
"Glad you put it in an appropriate place."
10 hours ago
Idaho Spud liked Luara's discussion religious magazine in doctors' office
10 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"I made some deviled eggs for breakfast--the easy way.  Just put all the ingredients in one bowl and cooked them. I was thinking of throwing in some potatoes and making a potato salad, but I'll try that another day.  A good potato…"
10 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Steph S.'s group Loners and Introverts
"I was surprised to see my state is relatively loose.  I know mormonism is not tolerant of difference, but it doesn't act on it's intolerant dogma like it used to.  However, I still think it would act on it's intolerance if…"
10 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Steph S.'s group Loners and Introverts
"Interesting GC. I was pleased to see that loose states were happier."
11 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Steph S.'s group Loners and Introverts
"How does your state rate in enforcing social norms and punishing deviance. "
13 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"My raspberries are just beginning to ripen also.  So far they are not as yummy as they should be.  I think it's because they are some old small canes from last year that are in the middle of the tall canes, not getting much sun. My…"
15 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"Joan, I'm very glad that you're feeling better and can spend enjoyable hours in your garden again.  I think I'm correct that you enjoy weeding like I do."
21 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"It seems most garden hoses contain high levels of harmful chemicals: http://chemistry.about.com/od/waterchemistry/fl/Is-It-Safe-To-Drink-Water-from-a-Hose.htm?nl=1"
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Color me skeptical as well."
Wednesday
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"Hope you enjoyed your broccoli Patricia.  I didn't plant any brassicas this year.  Maybe I'll plant some cauliflower this fall. Here's what I'm having for breakfast.  Beet greens from my garden: Also been eating…"
Tuesday
Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's photo
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"I like the color."
Monday
Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's photo
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Gardener, working in the garden

"Looks like you fell asleep waiting for the animals to put on a show."
Monday
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"Still no bumbles, but honeybees are all over the onions.  Managed to catch a photo of one with a huge amount of pollen on his rear.  There was about twice as much as this photo indicates: Also caught 3 on one flower: "
Monday
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"Haven't seen any bumblebees in the last couple of days, but there's always a bee or two on my onion flowers, so I decided to snap one of those: "
Monday

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Pocatello
Country (For Member Searching)
USA
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.

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 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?

At 7:44am on December 25, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Being an atheist in a religious family is not easy. One is either forced to "partake" in ceremonies or decide not to participate/attend. You go to a sister's house for a Thanksgiving meal, and they "offer up" a prayer of thanks. What do you do? While others prayed in church, I never bowed (I did stand) or recited aloud. In my mind, I was a rock--solid and silent. I'm learning to accept the belief of others without being judgmental. It ain't easy!

At 7:32pm on December 11, 2013, k.h. ky said…

Spud, leaving religion was like having a weight lifted from me.  The instilled guilt and fear eventually disappeared completly.  Now if I could just break myself from watching the news...

At 9:13am on November 28, 2013, Sentient Biped said…
Spud have a happy Thanksgiving!
At 9:23am on August 15, 2013, leveni said…

I like the cat, he/she looks real smart.

At 7:08am on July 21, 2013, Randall Smith said…

I have the lowest package available (DISH) with no ESPN, etc. Suits me fine. In fact, I'm considering dumping all TV programming. I only have it on to keep me company. That and Big Bang Theory--my fave!

At 7:12am on July 7, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Perhaps because I AM single, people think I prefer being alone. Well, sometimes yes, sometimes no. It's just the mystery of it all. Enjoyed reading your Mormon insight.

 
 
 

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