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Idaho Spud replied to Brian Edward Croner's discussion Religion Determines Mental Age in the group Apostate Atheists
"As a mormon, I made-up defenses for mormonism that I thought were logical.  Being an atheist for 18 years now, it's quite obvious how illogical they were.  I've grown-up quite a bit in 18 years."
16 minutes ago
Idaho Spud commented on Randall Smith's blog post THE BIG FAT SURPRISE
"I also noticed that fruits and vegetables were not addictive, and did not reduce my weight loss."
23 minutes ago
Idaho Spud commented on Randall Smith's blog post THE BIG FAT SURPRISE
"I went on the Atkins diet twice.  Lost quite a bit of weight both times, my blood tests looked better, and body functions were much better.   As Loren said, staying on the diet was the problem.  Once carbohydrates were put back in the…"
27 minutes ago
Idaho Spud liked jay H's discussion Another apochalypse !!, well sort of...
39 minutes ago
Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion My gravesite inscription
"num num num num num"
2 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion My gravesite inscription
"Feel free Pat.  And thanks for the compliment. Both you and Bertold."
15 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
16 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Joan Denoo's group Politics, Economics, and Religion
"When I was young, I looked forward to the day that computers and robots did all the boring, unpleasant, unsafe work, and we all benefitted from their production, so we didn't have to work to provide for ourselves, but could do what interested…"
16 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Matt Gabe's discussion The afterlife should still matter to atheists
"Something that does not exist cannot matter.  Life after death does not exist. Overcoming death is another thing.  I would like to live long enough to achieve that.  As I've said in previous posts, I'm sure I could enjoy…"
17 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion My gravesite inscription
"I have a grave-site paid for, but I don't intend on using it.  I prefer to donate my body to scientific study, and any remains to be disposed of as economically as possible.   I will probably sell my grave-site, but love the idea of…"
18 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion Death with Misery (AKA "The Kiss of Jesus") - Brought to You by the RCC
"Well, use it for the party, and secretly buy another to hide."
18 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion Death with Misery (AKA "The Kiss of Jesus") - Brought to You by the RCC
"If those Sanctimonious Nutbags want to torture themselves, I won't stop them, but they have no right to torture anyone else, and no moral right to talk others into it."
18 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion Death with Misery (AKA "The Kiss of Jesus") - Brought to You by the RCC
"loren, I second your FULL STOP."
19 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Bertold Brautigan's discussion Death with Misery (AKA "The Kiss of Jesus") - Brought to You by the RCC
"Yes Greg, hide it well."
19 hours ago
Idaho Spud liked Bertold Brautigan's discussion Death with Misery (AKA "The Kiss of Jesus") - Brought to You by the RCC
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Idaho Spud commented on Steph S.'s group Geek & Nerd Haven
"What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light? I was surprised at how close I guessed at the correct answer. http://what-if.xkcd.com/1/"
21 hours ago

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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 2:24pm on November 13, 2014, Patricia said…

Thanks Spud. Love the kitty post approval.....stealing!

At 3:18pm on October 25, 2014, C.L.A.W.S. said…

Thanks Idaho, I worked at the name for awhile, & I like it too.

Yes, x-mormon for many years. Dumbass religion, as they all are.

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?

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, Daniel W said…
Spud have a happy Thanksgiving!

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