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Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Millionaire Grocery Clerks: The Amazing WinCo Foods Story
"Safeway disappeared from this town many years ago, and it sounds like a good thing.  I would very much hate the excessive nagging you describe. Costco:  I've joined twice and quit twice.  They do have some good things at good…"
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Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Millionaire Grocery Clerks: The Amazing WinCo Foods Story
"Yes, I put the frozen items on the belt first, and WinCo doesn't randomize the groceries too much."
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Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Mindy, how is Charlie Girl doing?"
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Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Got a chuckle out of your post, CLAWS."
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Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Besides being humorous, I think there's a lot of truth in your post Patricia, but to me, a cat is preferable."
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Idaho Spud replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Mother Defends Daughter's Right to Die Choice against Vatican in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"What a horrible organization.  And Pope Francis has revealed himself as the same ol' same ol', not the kinder pope he has fooled a lot of people into thinking."
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Idaho Spud replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Mother Defends Daughter's Right to Die Choice against Vatican in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I agree Joan.  It sounds like the RCC would still use all kinds of torture to create suffering if they could get away with it."
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Idaho Spud replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Mother Defends Daughter's Right to Die Choice against Vatican in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"That's my feeling as well Grinner:  "That religious tyranny is what is actually reprehensible!""
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Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Millionaire Grocery Clerks: The Amazing WinCo Foods Story
"I don't mind bagging my own groceries.  In fact, I prefer it because I can bag all frozen items together, with the ice cream on the bottom, and bag all cold items together.  Things some other store's baggers don't always do."
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Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion Millionaire Grocery Clerks: The Amazing WinCo Foods Story
"I've shopped at Winco for about 20 years, and have been more impressed as the years go by, although they're not perfect. One of the things I noticed 2 years ago is that they allow no panhandling, no religious begging, and no other kinds of…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"That's funny Pat, although it may not have been funny at the time."
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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 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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