Friday, October 9, 2009

Christian Cross to Honor Jewish Soldiers? Scalia says yes!

I try to have respect for our Supreme Court justices even when I disagree with them, but Justice Scalia has once again shown a callous and contemptible insensitivity for religious minorities, and a shocking lack of understanding of the principles on which this country is founded.

Scalia can't see why the Christian cross, the very symbol of Jewish persecution down through the ages, might not be considered pleasing to Jews who died for their country:
"[The Christian cross] signifies that Jesus is the son of God and died to redeem mankind for our sins," [attorney] Peter Eliasberg told the justices. ... Justice Antonin Scalia sharply disagreed. "It's erected as a war memorial. I assume it is erected in honor of all the war dead."
This is so idiotic it makes my head spin. How could anyone, especially a Supreme Court justice, think that a cross is anything but a Christian symbol, and worse, think that Jews would feel honored by this symbol that to them represents hatred and persecution?

This isn't the first time Scalia has shown his true colors as a Christian bigot. In an interview recently, he admitted openly that he doesn't believe atheists and humanists deserve the same protection as religious people, according to his twisted view of the United States Constitution.

Justice Scalia is missing that essential element that every judge should have: empathy, the ability to put yourself in the other guy's shoes. He is so immersed in Christianity he can't even recognize that the cross is a symbol of Christianity, not a generic god-symbol.

Scalia reminds me of that idiotic Kentucky lawmaker who argued that, "God is not religion. God is God!" It's laughable when a backwards hick says something like this, but what Scalia is saying is every bit as dumb.

How did this man get on the Supreme Court?


  1. Craig,

    I must say that I would have thought that a cross all by itself represents an appropriate symbol to honor all of the war dead in your country (or at least those who were buried in the particular memorial concerned), and I could quite understand why Jews and those of other religions would be offended by this symbol.

    In my view, the cross represents an appropriate symbol to honor only those who had faith in Christ as their savior when they died, and is not an appropriate symbol by which to honor all who bravely sacrificed their lives in war.

    Perhaps a better way would be to display a range of different symbols from different religions, signifying the fact that your country is proud of all who made such a sacrifice, irrespective of the particular religion (if any) that each individual solider chose to follow.


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