Krauss says we need an atheist on the Supreme Court, article from The New Yorker.

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Krauss says we need an atheist on the Supreme Court, article from The New Yorker.

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People have been saying that

People have been saying that for decades. There's hardly anything newsworthy here. You get Obama appointing an atheist and it'll be news. Until then all you're doing is promoting tabloid journalism equivalent to Faux News.

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Vastet wrote:People have

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People have been saying that for decades. There's hardly anything newsworthy here. You get Obama appointing an atheist and it'll be news. Until then all you're doing is promoting tabloid journalism equivalent to Faux News.

No shit sherock, peole still deny evolution.

Tabloid is hardly what this is. Just fucking admit you dont like me. 

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Hey retard, evolution isn't

Hey retard, evolution isn't the topic.

Tabloid is exactly what this is. Just admit you're a willfully ignorant asshole.

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Vastet wrote:People have

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People have been saying that for decades. There's hardly anything newsworthy here. You get Obama appointing an atheist and it'll be news. Until then all you're doing is promoting tabloid journalism equivalent to Faux News.

Yes, denial of science in terms of evolution, climate change and education have been going on for years. I agree. So who the fuck are you the cheerleader for? The satus quo because I offend you, or that you make the stupid argument I am slow on the uptake? If I was 4 billion years late in my argument, that would make Allah or Vishnu or Jesus or Yawheh true today because of your personal beef with me?

What angers you isn't me pointing out new articals I simply pass on. I anger you. 

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^Brian makes a crapload of

^Brian makes a crapload of strawmen, and refuses to admit he's a willfully ignorant asshole.

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As things sit

An Atheist Supreme Court guy may turn out to be a disaster. One guy can't represent truth and the rest fantasy. The two won't go together. If the Athiest guy works from fact, (empirical evidence) everyone will sit stareing at the wall. Civilizations don't exist on fact (empirical evidence) but rather anything it wants something to be. What we have here is #1 example that the court isn't about the constitution, it's just another political organization for and against something

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 I have the utterly insane

 I have the utterly insane idea that justices should be appointed for their ability to fairly apply the law, even when it opposes their personal views, rather than their religious or political opinions.

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Well, yes but

Beyond Saving wrote:

 I have the utterly insane idea that justices should be appointed for their ability to fairly apply the law, even when it opposes their personal views, rather than their religious or political opinions.

The supreme court these days is another political tool for party politics. If a person is appointed for his/her political views (persuasions)then that same is compromised.

 

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yeah, scalia was pretty much

yeah, scalia was pretty much the worst example of someone trying to uphold the constitution. but i'm with beyond: i want someone who will take only the constitution into account, not his theism or secularism.

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