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Idaho Spud commented on BuildingCastles's group Health & Fitness
"Got my flu shot today.  The nurse asked if I had a pneumonia shot after 65.  I said no.  She said they recommended it, so I got that also."
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Idaho Spud replied to Lmnopicue's discussion dahl pasta in the group Food!
"I don't know either."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I'm a very early morning person, and I hate Daylight "Savings" Time."
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Idaho Spud replied to Luara's discussion A naked rambler
"I feel the same way."
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Idaho Spud replied to Luara's discussion A naked rambler
"I don't like the police jailing him for so long."
Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"A Clowder of cutiepies: "
Idaho Spud commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Talking Over Women
"Yes, one other person is ideal.  Two at the most."
Idaho Spud replied to Deidre's discussion Fall is already here--do you celebrate the holiday season? in the group Hang With Friends
"Nice Deidre.  In my daydreams, I see my house at the end of that covered path."
Idaho Spud commented on Jonathan Tweet's blog post Talking Over Women
"I don't know if I talk over women more than men, but I talk over anyone very little.  Partly because I need time to think about the subject before I spout-off, partly because I feel like I should listen to the other person if I want them…"
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W (Sentient Biped)'s group Godless in the garden
"I just realized that it was probably the heavy winds we've had the last few days that carried all the leaves off her tree and lawn, scattering them all over.  I'm not going hunting for them. : )"
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W (Sentient Biped)'s group Godless in the garden
"You peeps reminded me of my neighbor's huge tree that deposits great quantities of leaves on her lawn.  I've been waiting until most of them are down, but I just looked, and somehow I missed them.   The tree is empty and her lawn…"
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"That's nice."

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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 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…
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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 (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.


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