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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Happy 49th Patricia.   Joan, that's interesting."
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Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"What altitude?  Well, the SeaWalk deck is 128 feet above sea level. That "high class" woman revealed what class she was really in."
Idaho Spud commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
"Got a big laugh out of this question: "Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Canada?" Some of the others were funny also, but the people that ask most of those questions were almost as stupid a religious people. The most stupid…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"My very religious doctor I used to see, said I was close to being diabetic, but my new doctor says no, and I think he knows more than most doctors I've had, for several reasons. I haven't checked my blood sugar level for a long time, but…"
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, those day lilies are beautiful, and those peaches make my mouth water.  Some cream or ice cream to go with them would taste excellent. Joan, you got a hotter day than I did, but it's been over 100 for several days now.  Good…"
Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion George Carlin - you ain't in the club
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Carl, special rooms and special privileges does not sound like a good thing to me either. There is probably no perfect answer to supporting Atheist Nexus, but I wonder if drawing for a prize is legal.  That might be better than special people."
Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ... in the group Atheists who love Science!
"NASA is pleased with the success of SpaceX, despite failure of the 7th resupply mission: “SpaceX has demonstrated extraordinary capabilities in its first six cargo resupply missions to the station, and we know they can replicate that…"
Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Cooperative video game play elicits pro-social behavior, research finds
"I will try to clarify.  You said: "There was no significant difference by education, wealth, and social class" Right after that, you said: "Well-educated, wealthy and upper class had incident rates of violence that outnumbered…"
Idaho Spud replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Think twice about marrying a police officer in the group Feminist Atheists
"I wonder how many policemen get corrupted after being in the force for a while, compared to how many chose the occupation because they want to order people around.  I suspect it's mostly the latter. I noticed in my workplace, that as soon…"
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Idaho Spud replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Avoiding Food Waste in the group Food!
"My brother's wife is from Peru, and she leaves leftover food out for hours instead of refrigerating it immediately.  Don't know why they don't have more digestive problems."

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

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

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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