This was originally posted last year, but it’s on my mind again today… Reading a “secular” textbook this morning about the roots of Americans’ tendency to define themselves by the work they do and came across this: “Calvin’s doctrine of predestination led his followers [to view] success in work…as a visible sign that one was […]
In today’s USA Today Faith and Reason column, Cathy Lynn Grossman discusses President Obama’s nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. If Kagan’s nomination is accepted, Grossman points out, there will be six Catholic justices, three Jewish justices (Kagan is Jewish) and no protestant Christian justices on the Court. This, of course, has the potential to be controversial in a country that is populated by a majority of people who claim to be protestant Christians.
Does it matter to you if a Supreme Court justice was reared in a Biblical tradition?
Do you think Kagan will face veiled — or open — objections because she’s Jewish or will it be irrelevant?