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Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Living in the forest in the group Godless in the garden
"It sounds like you are the one that got them to make a fire break.  You're family may be glad you did some day.  It's good you are putting those trees to good use. I would love to live in the woods.  It's so…"
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Idaho Spud liked Joan Denoo's discussion Living in the forest
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Michael, I also hope your stressors can be reduced."
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Carrie left a comment for Idaho Spud
"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…"
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Idaho Spud liked Dyslexic's DOG's discussion Apostasy Is God's Fault!
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Carrie left a comment for Idaho Spud
"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."
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Idaho Spud replied to Daniel W's discussion Good plants that volunteer. in the group Godless in the garden
"Is dill hard to keep from taking over the garden?"
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Carrie left a comment for Idaho Spud
"Thank you for the welcome, it's kind of like finding home, isn't it?"
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Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"I thought that looked strange for a tomato, but didn't take the thought further.  When you mentioned a pepper, and I looked at it again, I'm sure you're right."
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Don, great garden in a beautiful setting."
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Barbara, I figured you meant the fruit and not the tree.  I was wondering about the health of your tree, but it sounds like one nectarine is probably to be expected for a 5 month old tree."
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Barbara, here's one answer to your question: http://www.growsonyou.com/question/show/29741  and here's some more:…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"I like all the rain I'm getting this spring, but it makes a muddy mess when I'm planting all the things I got from UPS.   Yesterday, I dug trenches for the 25 asparagus roots, but only planted 2 before heavy rain started, so I'm…"
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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 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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