Today’s Quote: Scalia: I Believe in Miracles
“Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, appointed by Ronald Reagan, apparently has studied theology and has convinced himself that the irrational is rational. ‘It isn’t irrational to accept the testimony of eyewitnesses to miracles,’ Scalia said. ‘What is irrational is to reject a priori, with no investigation, the possibility of miracles in general and of Jesus Christ’s resurrection in particular — which is, of course, precisely what the worldly wise do.’ The ‘worldly wise’ is code for ‘non-believers.’ In his speech before the St. Thomas More Society, Scalia did not reveal where he gets his information about why non-believers reject miracles and other supernatural claims. Divine inspiration, perhaps.
“These unwise words on what’s rational come from a man who not only believes stories that claim there were eyewitnesses to The Resurrection, but who also believes in the virgin birth, the stigmata, the Trinity, and that the cracker he eats at Sunday Mass has been transubstantiated into a godman. By the way, five other Supreme Court justices apparently share Scalia’s religious views: Clarence Thomas, John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Samuel Alioto, and Sonia Sotomayor. I say “apparently” because, although they are all Roman Catholics, one can’t be sure they all believe everything the Roman Catholic Church teaches.”
— Bob Carroll, The Skeptic’s Dictionary Newsletter, Vol. 9, No. 11, Nov. 4, 2010.
The miracle is that the Christopublican theocrat Scalia was ever appointed to the Supreme Court of a secular nation.