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Idaho Spud replied to Patricia's discussion Remember Being Told Not To Play With Your Food????? in the group Food!
"Amazing food-art.  Some people are not listening to their mothers!"
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Idaho Spud replied to Luara's discussion Sous-vide in the group Food!
"Sounds like a good method for tenderizing tough meats, retaining flavor, cooking evenly and moisture retention, although the long cooking times with carefully controlled temperatures sounds like a pain for someone that doesn't enjoy cooking,…"
1 hour ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"The "Random Vegetable" is funny Ruth.  Sour cream on the side is amusing, but more WTF than amusing."
2 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"Chris, it sounds like fun, seeing what ginger will do.  I've been checking out more articles and videos on growing it, and I may have planted mine too deep. Daniel, I've been adding sulfur to my garden the last 4 years, and it appears…"
2 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"Chris, how warm do you keep your ginger?  I read that they are a tropical plant, and so like warmth, as well as moist air."
3 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"Thanks Chris.  I won't throw it out as early as I planned."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Cool cat picture Mindy."
16 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"Today, I finished the area I'm going to plant watermelon in next year.  I had previously made berms of soil, sand, compost, and uncomposted organic mater.   I made them on the south side of the house where the melons will not get any…"
17 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, training mice can be a challenge.   Oh, that plumicot looks good, and those spuds are very nice.   I’ve not tried growing potatoes in this small yard.  If my ginger root doesn’t sprout, I may try potato tubers in…"
17 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"Oh, yummy Patricia.  I just tried a muskmelon yesterday.  I was good, but not fully ripe.   I've had 2 weeks of cool weather, and none of my melons are ripe yet.  Reasonably warm weather is predicted for the next week, so…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"I wondered about your gardening mice Daniel. : )"
yesterday
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"Daniel, when you mentioned dahlia tubers, I looked them up on Wikipedia, and it says people eat them."
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Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"Garlic.  Mixed results.  In past years, I've used garlic on potatoes and loved the taste, and I've had some garlic flavored cheese that was delicious. However, in the last few years, garlic has done nothing for me.  Maybe it…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"I've never had escargot in a restaurant, but me and my brother both liked the snails we harvested from the ivy growing on my house in Concord CA."
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Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"That kitty wants his share!"
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Pocatello
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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 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, 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.

At 7:08am on July 21, 2013, Randall Smith said…

I have the lowest package available (DISH) with no ESPN, etc. Suits me fine. In fact, I'm considering dumping all TV programming. I only have it on to keep me company. That and Big Bang Theory--my fave!

At 7:12am on July 7, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Perhaps because I AM single, people think I prefer being alone. Well, sometimes yes, sometimes no. It's just the mystery of it all. Enjoyed reading your Mormon insight.

 
 
 

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