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Idaho Spud
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Idaho Spud liked Joan Denoo's blog post Cliteracy Project.
5 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Patricia's discussion microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Patricia, the new gears I have in mind cost a little more than $20.  Like about $800.  I've wanted them for years because they are sealed, so I don't have to clean & re-lube them, and they are protected from damage.…"
5 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Patricia's discussion microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"I do have a file that lists of all my passwords for my credit union, credit card banks, and other sites on the net, and I won't put that on on the cloud, but I see what you're saying.  They're already there. Should I put my OS on…"
5 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Patricia's discussion microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"My Dell laptop has 8.1 on it, and Holy Crap it's a steep learning curve.  It's nothing like my iMac or the last Windows OS I used 7.5 years ago."
6 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Patricia's discussion microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"You are backing up all of your files before you do anything drastic with that iMac, right?  Hell, you already have them backed up to the cloud, right? I'm embarrassed to say I've not been backing up my files like I know I…"
6 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Patricia's discussion microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"If I get this old iMac working with a newer OS, I should be able to update to newer browsers also and have a good machine for the internet again.   That means I wouldn't have to buy a new computer for some time.  I could buy a new set…"
6 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Patricia's discussion microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"When I was working and making a fair amount of $$$, I purchased a new top of the line Windows PC every 3 years.  Seems like I paid $5000 for each one. 2.5 years after I retired, I bought this iMac because I was tired of Bill Gates bragging…"
7 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Alan Perlman's discussion Does Obama love America?
"I agree Alan."
7 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Patricia's discussion microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Thanks much Joseph.  Because of your saying it should be able to run any OS, and your asking what they said, I started looking again.  It appears that I thought I couldn't update the OS, because when I click on the "Software…"
7 hours ago
k.h. ky replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Timers in the group Food!
"I love that dog. Looks like my Boston. Except for the teeth. And mine is black and white. So it looks nothing like my Boston. Other than they are both Bostons. Lol"
9 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Timers in the group Food!
"Wouldn't surprise me  "
9 hours ago
Patricia replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Timers in the group Food!
"Oh yeah, been there, done that.....hahahaha!!!!"
9 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Patricia's discussion microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Thanks Patricia.  I was just there and clicked on the return button to see what happened.  I'm going to wait to see if Joseph has anything further to tell me before I do it. Joseph, thank you for your help and information."
9 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Timers in the group Food!
"Does it brew coffee?"
9 hours ago
Idaho Spud replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Timers in the group Food!
"All my previous timers turned-off after one minute.  If I was busy doing something I didn't want to quit, I sometimes forgot to do what the timer was set to remind me to do."
9 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"I like ginger snaps from the store, and have been meaning to make some myself, but keep putting it off.  Is gingerbread similar to ginger snap cookies?  Never had ginger cake."
9 hours ago

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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. (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 11:30am on February 4, 2015, Joan Denoo said…

Thank you Spud. Yes. and I join in the positive ck mark on this one. 

At 2:24pm on November 13, 2014, Patricia said…

Thanks Spud. Love the kitty post approval.....stealing!

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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