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Idaho Spud liked Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion An 11.2 billion year old star has been found with Earth-Size Planets
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Idaho Spud liked Allen Dudley's discussion I Wouldn't Call Him "Doctor"
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Idaho Spud commented on tayson peeters's blog post is there any (monotheistic or claiming to be) religion of peace?
"Seems to me that extreme muslims are true muslims more than the cherry-pickers.  Same with xtians."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Probably a girl dog.  Still haven't overcome the mormon programing of using the male word.  Don't like to use the word "it".  Sounds disrespectful."
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Idaho Spud liked tayson peeters's blog post is there any (monotheistic or claiming to be) religion of peace?
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Idaho Spud liked John Jubinsky's discussion Some Exoplanets Formed at Least 11.2 Billion Years Ago
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Idaho Spud commented on Dr. Terence Meaden's group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I'm not wasting my time reading anything you have written until you get Dawkins, and/or other respected evolutionary scientists to agree with you."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"That's funny.  I wonder how long that dog is going to chase his leash.  Perhaps until he's too pooped to poop."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"A polar bear chase would be very scary."
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I would add some garbanzo beans to Joan's salad, and maybe some bacon bits."
Idaho Spud replied to Joan Denoo's discussion My gravesite inscription
"Ha ha,   I was thinking of my unused body parts, and how the fish would react.  Is that what you were referring to?"
Idaho Spud liked Dyslexic's DOG's blog post Most Christian Apologists Attacking Atheism are themselves Frauds!
Idaho Spud replied to Brian Edward Croner's discussion Religion Determines Mental Age in the group Apostate Atheists
"As a mormon, I made-up defenses for mormonism that I thought were logical.  Being an atheist for 18 years now, it's quite obvious how illogical they were.  I've grown-up quite a bit in 18 years."
Idaho Spud commented on Randall Smith's blog post THE BIG FAT SURPRISE
"I also noticed that fruits and vegetables were not addictive, and did not reduce my weight loss."
Idaho Spud commented on Randall Smith's blog post THE BIG FAT SURPRISE
"I went on the Atkins diet twice.  Lost quite a bit of weight both times, my blood tests looked better, and body functions were much better.   As Loren said, staying on the diet was the problem.  Once carbohydrates were put back in the…"
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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. (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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