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Idaho Spud replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"Well put Jimmy."
23 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Torture - symptom of Decadence in the group Atheist Morality
"I've always been against torture, mainly because I try to treat everyone the way I want to be treated, and I'd rather be dead than tortured.   Because I'm against it, I was very pleased to learn that it doesn't work."
23 hours ago
Idaho Spud liked Brent Feeney's discussion BRUTALLY HONEST: The 2014 BRUTALLY HONEST Awards
Idaho Spud liked Loren Miller's blog post Is god good?
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Atheist Morality

A place for atheists to discuss morality issues. What shapes your morality? What new perspectives have you found since abandoning faith (if you ever had any)? Is there any merit to religious moral authority?
Idaho Spud liked John Jubinsky's discussion Alzheimer's Reversed in Mice
Idaho Spud replied to Eclectic's discussion Chat moderation
"I frequented live chat on "Life After Mormonism" for about 2 years.  If I remember correctly, there were several moderators there, and I found no downside to that.  They took care of most problems quickly. After coming to Atheist…"
Idaho Spud commented on Loren Miller's status
"I notice number relationships quite often in dates.  The big one is Pi day on 3-14-15 at 9:26:53 AM & PM. (3.141592653)"
Idaho Spud liked Donald R Barbera's blog post Homosexuals: What Do You Really Know? (Part 12-13 in 14 Part Series)
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"May I have a taste Patricia?"
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
Dec 11
Idaho Spud liked Dan Wall's blog post Pay No Attention to the Abe in the Corner!
Dec 11
Idaho Spud replied to Deidre's discussion Dogmatic atheism?
"Sounds very oxymoronic to me Poot."
Dec 11
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Hey, Joseph P, now you mention it, I realized that I was just going through the motions when I was a moron missionary."
Dec 10
Idaho Spud liked Gregory Phillip Dearth's discussion Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer - Soceital Ills
Dec 10

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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 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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