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Did A Supreme Court Justice Just Admit To Being An Atheist?
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a case about the constitutionality of a New York town's practice of beginning local legislative meetings with mostly Christian prayers.
During one exchange, Justice Antonin Scalia pressed a lawyer for the town of Greece -- which is arguing that a court of appeals erred in ruling that the prayers violated the establishment clause of the Constitution -- on the equivalent of prayer for nonbelievers.
"What is the equivalent of prayer for somebody who is not religious?" asked Scalia, a devout Catholic.
The lawyer, Thomas Hungar, had trouble pinning down an answer, which eventually led Justice Stephen Breyer to interject with a remark that is being seen by atheist and non-theist advocates as a possible admission that he may share their views on religion....
Jim, really? do we get different drinking fountains too? in heaven do some of us sit at the back of the bus because of our race? (here I was thinking Believing Jew and Gentile could worship together and serve Christ together)
Christianity and Judaism isn't the same Penelope. I will say that Christianity completes Judaism, but make no mistake about it they are not the same religions.
Hebrews 10 22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near. 26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 29 How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.---NASB