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To: Okiegolddust
Scalia may be guilty of a type of revolt against the Vatican, like Luther and Calvin he is denying that the Pope is the supreme spokesman for God and truth. Unlike the reformers though he substitutes history and natural law for the rulings of the church. Had he based his reasoning in the written revelation of God like the reformers did he would gain my respect (and the animas of the left).

Both the Pope and Scalia have found for themselves a standard of truth that for them is higher than the word of God. This ultimately will doom those under their influence to the rule of human wisdom rather than the wisdom of God. Our puritan founders would not find much in joy in the good judge's response.

11 posted on 02/05/2002 11:30:23 AM PST by DaveyB
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To: DaveyB
I've got another question then: In his opposition to the death penalty, has the Pope invoked the doctrine of "Infallibility"?
Because if not, he's just offering his opinion.
13 posted on 02/05/2002 11:41:37 AM PST by Redbob
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To: DaveyB
Both the Pope and Scalia have found for themselves a standard of truth that for them is higher than the word of God.

Ok, I can't resist. NO, Justice Scalia may be at the threshold of finding that the Word of God is only occasionally coincident with a human who claims "infallability" apart from the Word of God. In his heart of hearts, Justice Scalia is too intelligent to be a "good" catholic. Who knows, praying to the goddess Mary may be next to go?

19 posted on 02/05/2002 12:12:32 PM PST by winstonchurchill
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To: DaveyB
Scalia may be guilty of a type of revolt against the Vatican, like Luther and Calvin he is denying that the Pope is the supreme spokesman for God and truth.

God doesn't need a Pope to speak for Him. That's the role of the Holy Spirit and the Bible.

When we start substituting the words of a man, even a GOOD man, for those of God, only trouble can follow.

20 posted on 02/05/2002 12:13:34 PM PST by John R. (Bob) Locke
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