Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Justice Scalia opens his mouth and now braves my scorn. Again.

The 75-year-old Scalia said that today one can believe in a creator and the teachings of Jesus without being the brunt of too much ridicule, but that to hold traditional Christian beliefs that Jesus is God and He physically rose from the grave is to be derided as simple-minded by those considered leading intellectuals. 
Traditional Catholics, Scalia said, are seen as peasant-like in their saying the Rosary, kneeling before the Holy Eucharist and indiscriminately following the teachings of the pope. 
"(Yet) the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight," Scalia said, quoting the Bible.
One wishes a Supreme Court Justice valued critical thinking and skepticism over gullibility, dogma, and foolishness in the sight of reasonable people. Of course, one also wishes Scalia were simply not a loathsome human being and terrible Justice.

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