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Justice Scalia and the Devil Spook the Liberal Media
Townhall.com ^ | Oct 14, 2013 | Michael Brown

Posted on 10/14/2013 7:39:18 AM PDT by fwdude

According to Cenk Uygur, co-host of the Young Turks and a self-described fervent agnostic, “We have a lunatic on the court.” He is speaking of Justice Antonin Scalia who stated in an interview with New York magazine that he believes in the existence of the devil. In the words of Uygur, that is “cuckoo for cocoa puffs.”

Really?

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: devil; scalia
This co-host is the ultimate cuckoo.
1 posted on 10/14/2013 7:39:18 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: fwdude

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.


2 posted on 10/14/2013 7:43:21 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Indeed.


3 posted on 10/14/2013 7:43:45 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude; NYer; zot; SeekAndFind

All should read the full article, especially the NY Magazine interview excerpt with Scalia that is the topic for young turk.

NYMAG—Isn’t it terribly frightening to believe in the Devil?

Scalia—You’re looking at me as though I’m weird. My God! Are you so out of touch with most of America, most of which believes in the Devil?


4 posted on 10/14/2013 7:58:02 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar
Scalia—You’re looking at me as though I’m weird. My God! Are you so out of touch with most of America, most of which believes in the Devil?

Exactly so. While I myself have no belief in the Devil (or anything supernatural, for that matter), it would be an astonishing admittance of ignorance not to acknowledge that most Americans (around 70%, IIRC) do in fact believe in the Devil.

It's a bit someone who famously said after President Reagan's 1980 victory, "How could he have won? I don't know a single person who voted for him!".

5 posted on 10/14/2013 8:04:26 AM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: fwdude

I’ve seen him a couple of times. He is vile.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 8:06:22 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: fwdude

“Justice Scalia and the Devil Spook the Liberal Media”

“Spook the Devil?”

I thought liberals didn’t believe in Heaven and Hell, nor God and Satan. I thought liberals were so enlightened they did not believe in such fantasies. . .further, I thought liberals embraced religion only when it is anti-American in its action and supported the liberal agenda.


7 posted on 10/14/2013 8:11:32 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: sauropod

Isn’t it ironic? The devil is animating him while he denies the Devil’s existence.


8 posted on 10/14/2013 8:11:49 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Hulka

There are entire liberal “Christian” denominations now which are based on atheism. Amazing.


9 posted on 10/14/2013 8:12:58 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

One need look no further than Cenk Uygur to know that Satan exists. This poor man is under his evil influence.


10 posted on 10/14/2013 8:19:52 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: GreyFriar; NYer; zot; SeekAndFind

I wish I had not been illegitimately banned from TH, because several of the inevitable resident trolls’ commenting will need to be repudiated.

A lot of great posters have been banned. I think Leftists have infiltrated the administration of that forum.


11 posted on 10/14/2013 8:37:43 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

I wouldn’t believe Cenk Uygur if he were in a padded cell surrounded by Encyclopedia Britanicas.

He’s a far left with an Islamic influence as you can come!


12 posted on 10/14/2013 8:50:08 AM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: fwdude

Really!?

How can one be Christian” but not believe in the divinity of Christ.

Like you said, amazing.


13 posted on 10/14/2013 8:53:19 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka

Yes, really. The Episcopal Church is one of them. Sure, they use the language that implies belief, but if you drill them on theology, you’ll find out the real truth.


14 posted on 10/14/2013 9:10:26 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude
C.S. Lewis - “Screwtape Letters”

Satan is teaching one of his “students”, that the most important lie they can convey to mankind....

“...is that we don't exist!”

For if there is no perceived threat, there will be no resistance!

15 posted on 10/14/2013 9:26:16 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: G Larry

I’m sorry to admit that I have never read this classic by Lewis. But it’s now on my short list.


16 posted on 10/14/2013 9:27:29 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

So the ‘young Turks’ ... Interesting name.

Are they planning on sacking Constantinopal?


17 posted on 10/14/2013 9:32:45 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: fwdude

Cenk Uygur is a waste of human skin.


18 posted on 10/14/2013 9:34:16 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. I’m with Justice Scalia on this.


19 posted on 10/14/2013 10:52:25 AM PDT by zot
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To: Kip Russell

Do you believe in God though?

The first five books of The Bible, the Pentateuch or Torah if you will, spend very little time on this concept. The Serpent at Creation could easily have been God Himself.

This “ethical monotheism” is very much in accord with fundamental physics and mathematics, utilizing them as tools to “tease” God out of the structure of things and the universe itself.

Among His other “traits”, I believe that God is playful like that with us.

“Sh’ma Yisrael: Adonai Eloheinu. Adonai echad.”


20 posted on 10/14/2013 12:35:36 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Istanbul was Constantinople
Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople
Been a long time gone, Constantinople
Now it’s Turkish delight on a moonlit night
(Oh) every gal in Constantinople
(Oh) lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople
(Oh) so if you’ve a date in Constantinople
(Oh) she’ll be waiting in Istanbul


21 posted on 10/14/2013 12:37:46 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (The issue isn't the issue-power is the issue.)
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To: fwdude

Why would they be afraid of the “guy” they’re working for?


22 posted on 10/14/2013 12:38:58 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Good point.


23 posted on 10/14/2013 1:02:06 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: onedoug
Do you believe in God though?

No.

24 posted on 10/14/2013 2:19:18 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: pluvmantelo

That’s nobody’s business but the Turks.


25 posted on 10/14/2013 2:20:59 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Kip Russell

Have you a link for that utter piece of excrement or just forgetting which way a toilet works.

Reagan in 1980 was the best thing to happen in this nation since its founding. Leave it to the left to ruin it.

These people that you claim never voted for Reagan happened to vote for whom?


26 posted on 10/14/2013 2:25:43 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: fwdude
(C.S. Lewis - “Screwtape Letters”>

I’m sorry to admit that I have never read this classic by Lewis. But it’s now on my short list.

You also might wish to read "The Great Divorce", also by Lewis, in which a resident of Hell is allowed to visit the foothills of Heaven.

27 posted on 10/14/2013 2:28:30 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Kip Russell

Why are you here?

You don’t believe in life and you don’t know a thing about living. Take your misery elsewhere.

RR


28 posted on 10/14/2013 2:29:37 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: eyedigress
Have you a link for that utter piece of excrement or just forgetting which way a toilet works.

Not off hand, I simply recall hearing that some New York leftist said it.

Fine, I'll exercise my Google-fu skills. Checking, checking...

Pauline Kael, film critic for the New Yorker. Kael has often been quoted as having said, in the wake of Richard Nixon's landslide victory in the 1972 presidential election, that she "couldn't believe Nixon had won", since no one she knew had voted for him. There are variations as to the exact wording, the speaker (it has variously been attributed to other liberal female writers, including Katharine Graham, Susan Sontag, and Joan Didion) and the timing (in addition to Nixon's victory, it has been claimed to have been uttered after Ronald Reagan's re-election in 1984).

Huh. Learn something new every day. Well, I won't mus-attribute it to her in the future.

These people that you claim never voted for Reagan happened to vote for whom?

In 1980, 35.4 million of them voted for Jimmy Carter, and 5.7 million of them voted for John Anderson.

29 posted on 10/14/2013 2:39:27 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: eyedigress
Why are you here?

Because it amuses me.

Why are you here?

You don’t believe in life

Please document your (false) assertion.

and you don’t know a thing about living.

Please document your (false) assertion.

Take your misery elsewhere.

What misery? I'm pleased as punch! If anyone is coming across as bitter and miserable, it's thee, not me.

30 posted on 10/14/2013 2:43:19 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Kip Russell
and the timing (in addition to Nixon's victory, it has been claimed to have been uttered after Ronald Reagan's re-election in 1984).

Huh. Learn something new every day.

Really?

Do you have a job at the Times or just play one on the interweb? You have nothing but utter contempt for this Country and haven't a clue who makes it happen. This government is only supported by the amount of money it can steal from a free market. We made the government to protect our borders and that is all. Please share your background and why anybody should listen to you.

31 posted on 10/14/2013 2:51:57 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Kip Russell

Reagan won 49 states in 1984.


32 posted on 10/14/2013 2:53:02 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Kip Russell

Out of 57 that’s not bad.


33 posted on 10/14/2013 2:56:54 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: eyedigress
Reagan won 49 states in 1984.

Did I say he didn't?

34 posted on 10/14/2013 2:56:55 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Kip Russell

You haven’t said a damn thing except you an atheist. Thanks for playing.


35 posted on 10/14/2013 3:00:00 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: eyedigress
You have nothing but utter contempt for this Country and haven't a clue who makes it happen

This is the greatest country in the history of humanity, and what makes it work is free market capitalism, which is in increasingly short supply these days.

Please share your background and why anybody should listen to you.

I'm an anonymous voice on the internet...just like you. You don't like what I'm saying? Quit responding.

Honestly, I don't understand why you're being so unremittingly hostile on this thread. All I said to start off this chain of angry posts from you was that some East Coast liberal didn't understand how Reagen could have been elected, because they didn't know anyone who vote him...thus illustrating the utter cluelessness of the liberal "elite".

Why in the world does pointing this out anger you?

36 posted on 10/14/2013 3:02:15 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: eyedigress
You haven’t said a damn thing except you an atheist. Thanks for playing.

Yup, I'm an atheist. You have a problem with that, pal?

37 posted on 10/14/2013 3:03:32 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Kip Russell

It’s been said that God is “supranatural” which would extend His influence beyond what we could ever know.

(M-Theory, so tempting. Like forbidden fruit.)

I think we’ll all be surprised.

Have a good day.


38 posted on 10/14/2013 3:05:28 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kip Russell

I’m not angered. Why are you so quick to judge my response?

I find your stand to be ridiculous and without merit.

You even posted some crazy meme from the left regarding 1984 and the Reagan landslide.

I hope your world is well and God may soon be a part of it.

We all know that C.S. Lewis found God, may you do the same.

God Bless


39 posted on 10/14/2013 3:07:41 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: onedoug
(M-Theory, so tempting. Like forbidden fruit.)

I freely admit that on the occasions I've tried to get a good grasp of M-Theory, my eyes tend to glaze over.

Have a good day.

May you have one as well!

40 posted on 10/14/2013 3:09:11 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: eyedigress
I’m not angered. Why are you so quick to judge my response

Well, let's see: Quoting you regarding me in this thread:

"Have you a link for that utter piece of excrement or just forgetting which way a toilet works."
"You don’t believe in life and you don’t know a thing about living. Take your misery elsewhere."
"Do you have a job at the Times or just play one on the interweb? You have nothing but utter contempt for this Country and haven't a clue who makes it happen."
"You haven’t said a damn thing except you an atheist. Thanks for playing."

Gee, how could I ever have interpreted that as anything but a loving response to someone with which you have a gentle disagreement?

I find your stand to be ridiculous and without merit.

I asserted that the left is clueless regarding Reagan's popularity...what's ridiculous and without merit about that?

You even posted some crazy meme from the left regarding 1984 and the Reagan landslide.

What I actually did was illustrate how the left doesn't understand how Reagan won a landslide victory, because liberal elites don't have a clue how the average American thinks. What's "crazy" about that?

I hope your world is well and God may soon be a part of it.

My world is indeed well. As for that latter...we'll have to see, won't we? I would love it if it turned out that there was a loving God, but I've simply seen no evidence that any such thing exists. Note that that doesn't mean that He/She/It doesn't exist...just that at this time insufficient evidence has been presented. If something isn't falsifiable, I seen no reason to give its existence credence.

For more thoughts on this line of reasoning, I suggest Carl Sagan's essay, "The Dragon in my Garage".

http://www.users.qwest.net/~jcosta3/article_dragon.htm

We all know that C.S. Lewis found God, may you do the same.

Indeed he did, or (alternatively) he thought he did. I'm quite familiar with Lewis, having read a number of his books.

God Bless

Thank you.

41 posted on 10/14/2013 3:25:18 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: fwdude
B T T T ! ! ! ©

Justice Scalia is the very best.
42 posted on 10/14/2013 4:20:23 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Kip Russell

Carl Sagan? His global warming and god of all things gaia?

LOL.


43 posted on 10/14/2013 4:55:29 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Kip Russell

I’ll bet your a Gore fan as well.


44 posted on 10/14/2013 4:57:41 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: eyedigress
Carl Sagan?

I didn't care for his politics, but his book "The Demon-Haunted World" was dead on when it came to superstition, fraud, and pseudoscience. Someone can be right about one subject while being wrong about another.

45 posted on 10/14/2013 5:03:24 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: eyedigress
I’ll bet your a Gore fan as well.

How much?

(pulling out my metaphorical wallet)

46 posted on 10/14/2013 5:05:33 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Kip Russell

Are you a global warming truther? Yes or No?


47 posted on 10/14/2013 5:08:11 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: eyedigress
Are you a global warming truther? Yes or No?

I feel like the hero in spy movie being interrogated by the Bad Guys...

As for the question: I'm not sure what a global warming "truther" is (isn't the term "truther" normally applied to 9/11 conspiracists?), but in any case I think the case for anthropogenic global warming is at best horrendously overblown, and perhaps virtually nonexistent.

Happy now, or is that too nuanced an answer?

48 posted on 10/14/2013 5:19:58 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: fwdude

Liberalism, homosexuality and islam are all proof of satanic influence in the world. This explains why these 3 “movements” all appear to be in cahoots - they all ultimately work for the same boss.


49 posted on 10/14/2013 7:01:27 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: fwdude

The Young Turks have no real audience. Just teenagers on youtube. They actually have a pay service. I was talking to some college kid about how he paid $10 a month to watch this crap.

Encyclopedia Dramatica
“The Young Turds is an advice channel on Youtube for trolls of political online forums. It is Sirius’s first case of doing it for the lulz. The Young Turks claims to be the first Internet TV news show and now the Largest Online News Show in the World, despite the only competition being 13 year olds vlogging about the world gone and dun goofed.”

Also they actually compared Limbaugh getting 10,20 or 30 million listeners at one time to these Turk morons getting tens of millions of views on all their videos.

Ive watched some of their videos in the same way I watch Media Matters or Right Wing Watch watching the high quality video highlights of Rush and others.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtDm4NdrcMU

Here’s the Dog the Bounty Hunter Rant with 700,000 views. Are people clicking on that link because of these internet pundits or because they wanted to see what Dog said?


50 posted on 10/19/2013 3:36:50 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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