Stump Parrish's Blog (11)

Why are so many Americans so proud of their stupidity and ignorance?

I posted this on myspace and I thought I would share it here. As you can tell it was directed at the bible thumpers and not my friends on Nexus. As always comments are welcomed and any advice for improving my approach to blogging are encouraged. I for one am interested in learning and improving myself, quite an un-american practice I know, lol.

According to the Bible, the original sin was seeking knowledge. I am constantly amazed at the number of Americans that are still today… Continue

Added by Stump Parrish on December 26, 2009 at 3:38am — 12 Comments

ffrf billboards attract local news coverage in SC

Our local CBS network aired a small segment discussing the Freedom From Religion Foundation's holiday billboards. Round three where they discuss the billboards starts at 3:01 into the segment. You should really enjoy the opinion of a professional newscaster concerning freedom of speech.. I am aware that this segment is an opinion piece, however this is one opinion that does little to garner respect for the professional journalists this country used to count on for accurate, unbiased,… Continue

Added by Stump Parrish on December 21, 2009 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Are you too busy for a friend ?

This was sent to me by a friend on myspace and it is too good not to pass on.

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name.

Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down..

It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed in… Continue

Added by Stump Parrish on December 16, 2009 at 2:14pm — 5 Comments

An ongoing conversation with a Christian

This is part of an ongoing conversation I am having on myspace. As this last response from me partially explains my decision to become an atheist, I will post it here.



SO AM I~~~



Added by Stump Parrish on December 15, 2009 at 8:32pm — 1 Comment

Human Sacrifice is Still Being Practiced in America Today

Religious Groups are Threatening the Health and Lives of Americans and the Rest of the World

Parents who refuse vaccinations for their children (due to religious or philosophical exemptions) are placing this country at risk of death from preventable diseases. Countless outbreaks of diseases ranging from Polio to Measles have been traced back to children who were unvaccinated due to their parents beliefs.

Here are some of the compiled statistics from 1972 to… Continue

Added by Stump Parrish on December 15, 2009 at 6:36pm — 5 Comments

Some in Congress are trying to get payments approved prayer services.

The House is set to consider a bill called The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. S.1679, Section 3103(a)(1)(D) This bill includes a provision that will authorize direct payments from insurance companies to followers of the Christian Science religion for prayer meeting they term "medical services".

There is very similar language in House bill HR3200, sponsored by Representative Charles Dingell (D-MI)

I have a new blog up on myspace with more information. Please… Continue

Added by Stump Parrish on December 7, 2009 at 5:13pm — 2 Comments

Is it possible to start an atheist church?

Is it possible to start and run a chain of tax free atheist churchs?

This is something I have wondered about since i jokingly mentioned it in a Stroller Comment in my papers editorial section. I believe a I asked anyone interested to contact father Stump @ the paper. I would like to 1. get some serious answers to this question and 2. have some fun designing our chuch and deciding on our traditions and… Continue

Added by Stump Parrish on December 6, 2009 at 1:59am — 7 Comments

I am curious about sharing information from, and linking to, blogs on this site.

Being new to this site and somewhat lazy, I have decided just to ask a question? As I learn more about myself on this site I am going to want to share this with others. My question is how do I go about that. I am worried about linking directly to blogs (identity protection). Should I copy and paste, and if so, do I give credit to the author? Is it perhaps on a person by person basis? I must admit (this is for loren) I'm stumped. Help an old hippy out someone. Peace

Added by Stump Parrish on December 5, 2009 at 7:27pm — 4 Comments

I have new blog up on my space...Was America truly Founded on the Christian Religion

If everyone prefers I copy and past my blogs here, please let me know. I am a newbee that is still learning the ropes around here. lol

Added by Stump Parrish on December 5, 2009 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

some of my opinions that have been published locally

I am a semi-regular contributor to my local paper. This is the last entry I had published as a letter to the editor in the Spartanburg Herald Journal. The second smaller note is to be published in the very near future by the Stroller (opinion column)

Thursday's letters: Prayer in schools

Published: Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 3:15 a.m.

No federal or state court has ruled that students cannot pray in… Continue

Added by Stump Parrish on December 4, 2009 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

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