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Craptastic Scalia "Reasoning"
« on: October 03, 2014, 11:28:25 am »
Talk about disturbing, and an utter distortion of the Constitution:

Justice Scalia: The Constitution Allows the Supreme Court to “Favor Religion Over Nonreligion”

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/10/03/justice-scalia-the-constitution-allows-the-supreme-court-to-favor-religion-over-nonreligion/

“I think the main fight is to dissuade Americans from what the secularists are trying to persuade them to be true: that the separation of church and state means that the government cannot favor religion over nonreligion,” Justice Scalia said.
 
“That’s a possible way to run a political system. The Europeans run it that way,” Justice Scalia said. “And if the American people want to do it, I suppose they can enact that by statute. But to say that’s what the Constitution requires is utterly absurd.”
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Re: Craptastic Scalia "Reasoning"
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2014, 08:56:02 am »
Quote from: Altair;161076
Talk about disturbing, and an utter distortion of the Constitution:

Typical Scalia, however. One of the problems with his reasoning is that the USSC has already decided that the government cannot decide what is and what is not a religion so even if this were true if people called non-belief in what Scalia considers religions a religion, the government would not be able to favor other religions over it. So for all practical purposes even if what Scalia thinks the Constitution means were correct, the government would still not be able to favor what Scalia considers religion.
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