October 07, 2013
Justice Scalia talks about some things-Catholic in interview
Lots of people are blogging and buzzing about the recent wide-ranging interview Justice Scalia gave to nymag.com. Here is a link to some parts of the interview having to do with things-Catholic. Interesting stuff. I hope that this bit reminds everyone of a certain great scene in a certain great movie:
Have you seen evidence of the Devil lately?
You know, it is curious. In the Gospels, the Devil is doing all sorts of things. He’s making pigs run off cliffs, he’s possessing people and whatnot. And that doesn’t happen very much anymore.
It’s because he’s smart.
So what’s he doing now?
What he’s doing now is getting people not to believe in him or in God. He’s much more successful that way.
Even Mick Jagger recognized "what's puzzling you is the nature of my game . . ."
Posted by: ck | Oct 7, 2013 1:58:52 PM
Here is The American Conservative's Dan McCarthy on Justice Scalia's recent interview and "conservative jurisprudence."
"The governing idea or image in the minds of movement conservatives is one in which a Republican fights the left through whatever policies he enacts, and a Democrat advances socialism through anything he does—even if the Republican and Democrat do pretty similar things. The intensity of the movement’s commitment to this false dichotomy seems almost inversely proportional to the concrete differences between GOP and Democrats.
"It would be surprising if this systematic flaw in movement-conservative thinking only applied to foreign policy and economics. Might it also apply to jurisprudence?"
Posted by: ck | Oct 8, 2013 12:59:55 PM
All I get from that post is that Daniel McCarthy dislikes movement conservatives and knows notably little about contemporary jurisprudence. In other news, the sky is blue today.
Posted by: Anonymous | Oct 8, 2013 3:00:30 PM
"What he’s doing now is getting people not to believe in him or in God. He’s much more successful that way." - yeah He is... that's why we need to have Faith in GOD because He is more powerful than anything else..
Posted by: Shipping Pets | Oct 16, 2013 6:14:03 AM
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