k_w_kemp

  • k_w_kemp posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    I was a child before most early childhood vaccinations were available. I was normally well-cared-for and healthy, but between the ages of 5 and 8 I had pertussis, chicken pox, and measles. Each time I was very ill and missed school. In addition, the chicken pox is with me forever; I had a nasty bout of shingles a few years ago. In my teens I…[Read more]

  • k_w_kemp posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Unless bakers and photographers want to inquire into the personal lives of every customer before selling any services, they are inconsistent and have and inflated view of their part in the weddings. A wedding cake is not a sacrement. It’s a snack. A photograph is not a holy icon. It is a memento.

  • k_w_kemp posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    If it doesn’t intrude on me, I don’t care. Pray the rosary (quietly), say grace in the restaurant (conversational tone), wear special garments or emblems—these are personal expressions that a free society should allow. After all, I have a “Darwin fish” on my car. Still at the personal level, when I had cancer, people prayed for me and I a…[Read more]

  • k_w_kemp posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Describe thoroughly and discuss the significance of Artice II of the Constitution of the United States. (Do not explain to the candidates that this sets forth the functions of the President, unless they need a hint.)

  • k_w_kemp posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    The ISIS-inspired attackers themselves claim to murder defenseless persons in the name of their religion. They shout “God is great!” as they detonate suicide bombs. They shame their religion by their pointless cruelty. Many supporters of religion—including but not limited to Islam—attempt to claim all the good works associated with their pract…[Read more]

  • k_w_kemp posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    Be kind. They are working their way toward the light, trying to preserve cultural values intrinsic to their personal identities, while dealing with evidence they are too educated to disregard. Increasingly, they explain their system in terms of metaphor rather than hard fact. They are trying to keep “the good parts” but soon must realize that that…[Read more]

  • k_w_kemp posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    “Sorry…history graduates, even you are too.” Thanks for the pat on the head, but this is not the whole picture. Historians, like “scientists” are also systematic thinkers who base conclusions on rational analysis of evidence. However, there are significant differences between history and the so-called “hard sciences.” In spite of the wel…[Read more]

  • k_w_kemp posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    If you are being good because you fear punishment, then you are not really good, just frightened. If you can voluntarily be good, the Supreme Conduct Monitor is irrelevant to morality. This is hardly a fresh concept, but large numbers of people refuse to consider it. Maybe they are afraid that the gods will be angry with them?

  • k_w_kemp posted a new activity comment 1 year, 5 months ago

    Invoke the higher power of rational thought. I will not be familiar to some of the Senators, so it will be an act of ministry to introduce them to this “Good News.”

  • k_w_kemp posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    Gov. Deal began his statement on the veto by pointing out the fact that many of the “protections” included in the bill referred to situations that had never occurred. For example, pastors have not been pressured to solemnize marriages that are contrary to the doctrines they support. To me, this demonstrates the ulterior motives of the sponsors of…[Read more]