“Religious Beliefs Aren’t Reasonable!” — Justice Antonin Scalia, October 7 2014
“Religious beliefs aren’t reasonable!”
So said Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on October 7, 2014 — and he said it as if this was a compliment.
Really, I’m not kidding. You can listen to Justice Scalia utter these words himself, in his questioning during arguments in the Holt v. Hobbs case this month: in the audio of arguments, Scalia’s remark appears at about 2 minutes and 8 seconds into the proceedings.
This is the same Justice Antonin Scalia who just six days earlier declared how vitally important it is that the powers of government be used to promote religious belief. “The main fight,” declared Scalia in an address to Colorado Christian University, “is to dissuade Americans from what the secularists are trying to persuade them to be true: that the separation of church and state means that the government cannot favor religion over non-religion.”
Finally, the Christian fundamentalists in control of American church-state policy have tipped their hand. In their own minds, powerful men like Antonin Scalia are fighting in a battle. The goal of the battle: using government power to promote religious beliefs. What quality characterizes religious beliefs? That they “aren’t reasonable.”
Can you support a political movement that openly declares its intention to use government to promote unreasonable beliefs?
Can you help Americans understand just how dangerously unhinged, unrealistic, unreasonable the conservative religious movement in America has become? Put this bumper sticker on your car to remind your fellow citizens just how unreasonable Justice Alito and his supporters have become.
All you have to do is quote Antonin Scalia to make a case against him and his powerful allies. It’s that simple. Spread the word.