I just read the most incredible article about an interview with Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia.
Scalia said he follows Catholic doctrine which believes the Devil is a real person. He believes people are not possessed by the Devil any more because the Devil is clever and would not want to draw attention by doing such nasty deeds.
None of this would matter if the Judge did not consider any group which might appear before him as being part of the team Satan. That is, it would be just fine if he expressed the view that all people have the same exposure to Satan and all make the same effort not to commit whatever terrible Catholic sins are attributed to Satan.
But, he did not do this. In response to a question about atheists, be explained that atheists please Satan.
Now, I don’t want to read too much in to this friendly bantor the Judge was having with a writer. But, to hold to the myth there is an invisible evil being, and, to link a group that appears before you as supporters of the invisible evil being does not give one confidence of unbiased Judicial decision making.
We in the Red River Freethinkers have some interest in Judge Scalia’s belief in Satan because our Ten Commandments case has at least a slight chance of going before the Supreme Court. It’s discouraging that he might think moving the Ten Commandments would please Satan and vote against us because of that.