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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Sounds like a well-stocked root cellar Randy.  I'm jealous. I wonder if I could find some edible onions in the ground this time of year."
1 hour ago
Idaho Spud commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post In the Closet (Part 3 Homosexuality)
"From “South Pacific”: You’ve got to be taughtTo hate and fear,You’ve got to be taughtFrom year to year,It’s got to be drummedIn your dear little earYou’ve got to be carefully taught. You’ve got to be taught…"
19 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Daniel W's discussion Christian Propaganda Co-opting Popular Culture
"I second that Barf!"
21 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Donald R Barbera's blog post In the Closet (Part 3 Homosexuality)
"I had homophobia when I was mormon.  I don't know exactly what I was afraid of, but it seems like I was afraid of being attacked and having sex forced on me.  I looked on homosexuals as extremely perverted, and thus capable of…"
21 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Millionaire Grocery Clerks: The Amazing WinCo Foods Story
"Yesterday, I sent an email to Dollar Tree expressing my dislike of that practice.  Their site said they would respond to emails, but no response so far."
22 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion People Generally Don't Like Whistle Blowers
"Right on DOG.  I have to go with guitar as well."
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Idaho Spud commented on sacha's group No Nonsense
"Excellent GC!"
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Ben Pittman's blog post Does Life Have A Meaning
"Of course not!  Same answer I always give to this question.  How the frack can it have meaning, if there is no creator?"
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Idaho Spud replied to James M. Martin's discussion N. D.G. Tyson on the God of the Gaps, Bill O'Really, and Other Strange Phenomena (Sorry if You've Seen It Already)
"Always enjoy listening to Neil."
Friday
Idaho Spud liked James M. Martin's discussion N. D.G. Tyson on the God of the Gaps, Bill O'Really, and Other Strange Phenomena (Sorry if You've Seen It Already)
Friday
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Thanks Patricia.  The "I have this book" one will probably go to my sister when I respond to her saying "We'll have to agree to disagree."   I've been wanting to tell her I don't agree to disagree,…"
Friday
Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Millionaire Grocery Clerks: The Amazing WinCo Foods Story
"Last week, for the first time ever, The Chubbuck Idaho Dollar Tree asked me if I wanted to give a dollar to support the troops.  I don't know where that money goes, and I highly resent them trying to guilt me into giving."
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Pocatello
Country (For Member Searching)
USA
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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