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Idaho Spud liked Dyslexic's DOG's blog post Australian Christian Homeschooling, Creationism by Stealth,and Killing Children's Critical Thinking Skills.
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Idaho Spud replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Dog Bounces in Ecitement from Watching Tennis on TV - Video in the group HUMANE ATHEISTS
"What a strong reaction."
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Idaho Spud replied to Dr. Terence Meaden's discussion An 11.2 billion year old star has been found with Earth-Size Planets in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Rich, I also thought it's going to take a lot of nails, but every nail helps, and gives me hope."
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I have not noticed garbanzo beans that are too hard for me.  I usually buy the dry ones and cook them in a pressure cooker at 150 degrees F for about 30 minutes.  I would try that on your canned ones."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Good one Rocky.   Felaine, I'd like to hear that enormous tapanapple organ, if they had a secular performance.  I love those low notes, like the opening note of "Thus Spake Zarathurstra" That reminds me.  I used to…"
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Idaho Spud commented on Little Name Atheist's group Atheist Ailurophiles
"Dear Kitten is one of the very few commercials that I like to watch. Funny instead of irritating or maddening like most commercials."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Glad to hear some good news Carl."
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Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Good one Bertold.  Gods do want us to beg (and suck)."
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Idaho Spud replied to Daniel W. Mylin's discussion Prayer can't hurt?
"Great reply."
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Idaho Spud replied to Daniel W. Mylin's discussion Prayer can't hurt?
"Love that Dylan song."
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Idaho Spud replied to Daniel W. Mylin's discussion Prayer can't hurt?
"I'm with you two also."
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Idaho Spud liked Joan Denoo's blog post To teach fables, myths, miracles and superstitions as fact is an outrageous thing
Idaho Spud replied to Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion Playing Against Your Computer
"Many years ago, on my first computer ($100), I had a chess game that had varying levels of expertise.  I think it had 10 levels.  I could beat in on 1 and 2, but only beat it 50% of the time on level 3.  On level 4, I could never beat…"
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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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