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Idaho Spud replied to Christine's discussion What exactly is "sin" anyway??
"No one I know of Mindy."
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Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"So, those addicted to their phones were the cause of the slowness, but they blamed the restaurant."
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Idaho Spud liked WayneO's blog post And the Evening and the Morning Were the Fourth Day
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Idaho Spud liked Donald R Barbera's blog post Nipples, Nipples, Nipples
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Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"Don't know if I've ever had chocolate pudding cake, but it sounds very Yum Yum, and, well balanced."
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Idaho Spud commented on Steph S.'s group Geek & Nerd Haven
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Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
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Idaho Spud replied to Joe's discussion The IRS Says It Will Finally Enforce the Rules Barring Pastors from Endorsing Candidates from the Pulpit in the group Atheist News
"Finally---after they tried to quash the lawsuit, and a Judge forced them to comply."
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"Well, shut my mouth!  Just as I was thinking of trying marijuana, I came across an articles critical of marijuana that's tilting my attitude again.  It appears that there haven't been enough good studies done to reveal how good…"
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"If marijuana becomes legal in Idaho, I'll probably try some. For medicinal purposes only you understand! : )"
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"You lil devil you."
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"I see I misinterpreted the dog drool.  I wondered about the 70%. Well, a little wording change and it could be the cause of the flood."
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"I think you're right Pat."
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Oh, so god's dog is what caused the flood.  Haha."
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"I always though coffee smelled wonderful, so after I left Mormonism, I tried coffee, but did not like it.  I've tried several kinds and don't like any except some of Starbucks that has a huge amount of sweeteners and fruit flavors.…"
Idaho Spud liked Joan Denoo's discussion How Creationists in Texas Are Pressuring Schoolbook Publishers to Bring God into Biology

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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.

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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