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Idaho Spud liked Loren Miller's blog post What I Want for Christmas - Robert Green Ingersoll
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Idaho Spud commented on Ermias Asfaw's blog post Another thought bubble ...
"Sounds like an interesting story GC.  If only everyone had that kind of empathy."
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Idaho Spud replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Wandering Words in the group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
""Only I painted my previously yellow, big, beautiful, sexy, old, reliable, attention grabbing station wagon.""
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Idaho Spud liked Tom Sarbeck's discussion Wandering Words
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Idaho Spud replied to Randall Smith's discussion Finding Your Roots in the group Hang With Friends
"Mormons are big on genealogy.  My mother loves it, and is very good at it.  I enjoy the stories she's uncovered about our ancestors, but I'm not interested enough to do the work it takes."
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Idaho Spud liked Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Intelligent life 90% less likely
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Idaho Spud replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Intelligent life 90% less likely in the group Atheists who love Science!
"Me too Randy!  Always been wanting to meet another race or 2."
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Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Godless in the garden
"Weather this cold doesn't usually come until January in Pocatello.  It is warmer this week, but the winds make the wind-chill nasty."
16 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Ruth Anthony-Gardner's group Hang With Friends
"Ear plugs.  Thanks for the idea Randy.  If I ever accept a meal invitation at one of my Mormon relatives houses again, I just may take some and stuff them in.  It would be interesting to see the reaction, but I highly doubt I will…"
16 hours ago
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"From Wikipedia:  WinCo Foods, Inc. is a privately held, majority employee-owned[4][5][6]American supermarket chain based in Boise, Idaho with retail stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah,…"
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Idaho Spud liked Joan Denoo's blog post I am an atheist bearing witness to atrocity of hate-mongering by people of the bible
Idaho Spud liked Dr. Allan H. Clark's discussion The Prayer-Gauge Debate
Idaho Spud replied to Deidre's discussion 12 Year Old Boy Fatally Shot by Police (in Ohio)
"When I read this, I had similar thoughts Loren.  "
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"Thanks FA."
Idaho Spud commented on Ivy's group Atheist Humor
"I like the idea Bertold, but am I missing something?  Don't both armies have duck banners?  Shouldn't the far army have rabbit banners?"
Idaho Spud commented on Daniel W's group Food!
"Don't know why the picture got posted twice!"

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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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