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"Looks like Catholicism is much worse than mormonism in this regard, but even as a believer I got uncomfortable feelings when I attended the temple ceremonies.   The temples are not near as ornate and expensive as this, but still are expensive,…"
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"I like your interesting hat, especially because it's good for helping prevent skin cancer."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Which one had a successful life?  Rhetorical question I know, but I have to answer anyway.  We all know who did. You did Joan.  Hands down, no question."
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Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"Joan, I've not before heard of Orach or Mizuna. I said ISU, but it looks like, as you wrote, it's now called U of I.  When I went there many years ago it was called Idaho State College."
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Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"Mindy just reminded me of chocolate bunnies.  We did get those from our parents on easter, and I loved them.  I think we also got a few other goodies, but I wasn't impressed with them like I was with chocolate bunnies. The mormons( in…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Oh, me me me!  I want a chocolate bunny! Happy happy birthday, and many more."
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Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"My family never celebrated easter with a meal.  Just hid eggs.  We did have a big meal for Thanksgiving and xmas though. Even then, we never had pork.  We had turkey with that delicious stuffing."
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Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Godless in the garden
"I've never grown anything in the window to season food with, but I just read this article from the ISU: "Growing Food on Your Windowsill – Microgreens & Babyleaf Greens", and I think I'll try it. I was surprised to…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"Plinius, I don't care much for parties or celebrations either, and I like the idea of un-birthday gifts."
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Idaho Spud commented on Sentient Biped's group Food!
"Joan, cooking eggs in sweep pepper slices looks like a great idea. I'm going to try it."
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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.

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 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.

At 7:29pm on May 21, 2013, Steph S. gave Idaho Spud a gift
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Hey there my friend.
At 7:35am on March 8, 2013, Randall Smith said…
Always glad to hear there are other cheapskates like me out there!
At 12:31pm on February 14, 2013, Steph S. said…

Happy Valentines Day!

At 8:09am on January 29, 2013, Randall Smith said…

You should sing more, certainly listen to more music. I'm lucky to have good radio stations playing classical music (and jazz). The radio is on all day. I also have many records and tapes. What do you do when you "hang around the house"? Can't you listen to music? By the way, I am lean and healthy, but I work at it very diligently. I'm going to reach 100 if it kills me!!

 
 
 

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