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Our discussion of Pagan atheism prompted me to write something on Paganism's theistic side. Speaking for myself, no argument convinced me to follow a Pagan path, it was concrete experiences that did: encounters with a Pagan deity. Not surprisingly, if Spirit is immanent, existing within the world, it is more accessible than a purely transcendent entity. It seems to be accessibl ...
By ADELLE M. BANKS c. 2010 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday (June 28) that a Christian student group must accept gays and non-Christians as members if it wants to be officially recognized by a public university. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, writing for the court's 5-4 majority, said the "all-comers" policy at the University of California's Hastings Col ...
President Obama's pick of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to become the newest Supreme Court Justice raises a number of questions and presents the media with a number of story angles. One of the earliest of these, back when the Kagan pick was merely speculation, was the fact that Kagan's addition to the bench would render it -- for the first time in history -- without a Protestant Christian. In ...
If confirmed, Elena Kagan will usher in a new era in the history of the United States Supreme Court, both in terms if inclusion and exclusion. It will be the first time in history that three women have served on the court, and the first time ever that the court will be protestant-free. If confirmed, Kagen will be the third Jew to join six Catholic Justices. Generally speaking, the religious b ...
I hadn't realized, till I read Diana Butler Bass's lament , that if Elena Kagan, the president's nominee for the Supreme Court, is confirmed by the Senate, there will be no Protestants on the High Court. Kagan is Jewish, as is Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The other five justices are Roman Catholics. Can you imagine going back in time and telling the Founders that the day would come whe ...
There are two sides of this nomination, but one point about the probably result seems important to many: " If the Senate confirms Ms. Kagan, who is Jewish, the Supreme Court for the first time will have no Protestant members. In that case, the court would be composed of six justices who are Catholic and three who are Jewish. It also would mean that every member of the court had stud ...
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