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Idaho Spud commented on Deidre32's blog post Pascal's Wager -- Your Fate is a Crapshoot
"I don't know much about Pascal, but his wager as proposed by a lot of xtians today, should be dismissed and/or ridiculed, in my opinion."
11 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"That's funny Kathy."
11 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
11 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Cycle of Life
"Daniel, I enjoyed your post about your 13 year-old best friend, and it brought tears to my eyes.  I hope you don't mind me reposting it here: SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 Old Charlie. 8.23.14 Charlie.  8.13.14 He's 13 years…"
11 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Sentient Biped's discussion More than 30,000 Nexus members. Where are they?
"Beautiful it is."
12 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Atheist in FundyLand's discussion Discouraged: just got back from chorus practice
"Joan, thanks for the great new phrase, "pinched assed delusionists", to add to my growing list of words about religionists."
12 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Atheist in FundyLand's discussion Discouraged: just got back from chorus practice
"AiF, I like your blog, and hope that you've be able to get out of Fundyland before too long."
13 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Carrot Hare's discussion Atheists around the world! ASSEMBLE!
"Good for you."
13 hours ago
Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Poisons in our tea
13 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"smacks of religion"
14 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Chris, maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like a religious question to me because I can't see why a secular government would care, or why it's any of their business. I've read that the government does it to preserve stable family…"
14 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"I remember my mother canning fruit.  I didn't like the taste of hardly any of it after it was canned, but canned stock sounds good."
16 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"That Jam session was kind of fun Patricia."
17 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I just came across my Idaho birth certificate from 1941.  I read through it and found one religious question.  It was  "Legitimate?" Haha.  How many of you heathens are legitimate?"
17 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"I swear too much also, but usually not outside.  However, my neighbors probably hear me through open windows sometimes. My new neighbors next door don't wave at me anymore.  I wonder if they are religious and decide they don't…"
17 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"For several years before I retired, I rode the 2 miles to work and 2 miles back every day on my recumbent trike, which had no covering.  Sometimes in negative 10 degrees F.   I wore a ski mask and hood, but only a light coat, and never got…"
yesterday

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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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