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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:19 AM
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Pssst, efungelical zealots: Catholics taking over the SCOTUS
John Roberts is another Catholic and is replacing the Episcopalian, Sandra Day O'Connor. That makes 4 Catholics on the court. And you thought you were using THEM. bwahahahahaha

Religious Affiliation of the U.S. Supreme Court
Justice Affiliation
William H. Rehnquist Lutheran
Stephen G. Breyer Jewish
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Jewish
Anthony M. Kennedy Catholic
Sandra Day O'Connor Episcopalian
Antonin Scalia Catholic
David H. Souter Episcopalian
John Paul Stevens Protestant
Clarence Thomas Catholic



Religious Affiliation Justices % of U.S. Pop.
in this religion % of Justices
in this religion
Christian Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas, O'Connor, Souter, Stevens, Rehnquist 76.5% 78%
Protestant* Stevens, Rehnquist 57.0% 22%
Lutheran Rehnquist 5.2% 11%
Catholic Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas 24.5% 33%
Episcopalian O'Connor, Souter 1.7% 22%
Jewish Breyer, Ginsburg 1.8% 22%
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:23 AM
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1. **snarf**
Interesting tactic. :)
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:46 AM
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7. It's just "fun facts" for the fundies
;)
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:24 AM
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2. Is John Roberts a member of Opus Dei?
Inquiring minds want to know...
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hedda_foil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:56 AM
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8. Could you post the Opus Dei question on its own thread?
Inquiring minds REALLY want to know!
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:06 PM
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25. Did anyone answer this question for you?
I know there was another thread started but I couldn't find it.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:07 PM
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26. Nope - the definitive answer still eludes me
LeftyMom gave a good response as to why we won't find the answer.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Again, Imquiring minds NEED to know
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second edition Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:27 AM
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3. Now, this is unsettling!
I am not comfortable with this at all. Not enough religious diversity spells trouble IMO.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:28 AM
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4. No atheists? What a surprise
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:33 AM
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5. Ya, 9% of the population has ZERO representation
talk about underrepresented.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:34 AM
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6. And yet they still have to pay taxes
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really annoyed Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:22 PM
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28. More Like 15%
Yet, the Jewish get plenty of representation, even though they make up a small percentage of the American public.

Gee, talk about an overrepresented minority.

And no, I'm not anti-Jewish, I am just trying to make a point about your sarcastic post. The same line could go for African-Americans and the GLBT community. Yet, they have representation in our government too.

Why shouldn't non-theists be represented if all these other minority groups have it?

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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:38 PM
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29. Huh?
Sarcastic post. I agree that non-theists should be, but are NOT, represented.
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really annoyed Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:50 PM
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30. Ok then
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 06:52 PM by really annoyed
I must have taken you post the wrong way. Sorry about that. :-(

I guess all the Supreme Court talk going on around here is making me crazy. :crazy:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:56 AM
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9. Are they just making room on the rapture bus?
Everyone knows, Catholics cannot be a part of the rapture (according to fundies). We talk to dead people (saints) and participate in idol worship (the Virgin Mary).

Are they just making sure they have enough space available when it's rapture time?

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iconoclastNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:01 PM
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10. I agree with a fundie!
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:02 PM by iconoclastNYC
The Virgin Mary is worshiped by some catholics. Shrines outside thier homes.....it doesn't make sense...isn't Jesus supposed to be primary?

I wasn't in the Catholic cult church long enuf to figure all this out.

** i think all religions are cults as they all employ mindcontrol
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:14 PM
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11. {{{ Swinging my St. Christopher medal in front of your eyes }}}
Please allow a recovering catholic to explain. We do not worship saints or the Virgin Mother. We have respect for them and ask that they intercede on our behalf. We ask them to help us by asking that they pray for us. Sort of like other christians who have friends and they say, "please keep me in your prayers".

I have faith, therefore I try to follow the messages of Christ and appreciate that the "religion" is not infallible given it is governed by humans and all humans are sinners (prone to make mistakes, but worthy of forgiveness).

The Golden Rule baby and that is not "he who has the gold rules". :hippie:

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iconoclastNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:20 PM
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12. St. Christopher isn't even a SAINT!!!
Not that I believe any of the crap attributed to Saints.

Saints = Biblical ACTION HEROS.

Religion = Entertainment, Mind Control
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:26 PM
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15. What can I say, I'm an old catholic and he was a saint and I
just can't turn my back on my action heros! :shrug:

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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:29 PM
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19. Saints = Biblical ACTION HEROS.
Do they come with their own action figures?
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iconoclastNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:48 PM
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32. no but they have thier own medals.
and what not.
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:21 PM
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13. That's okay.....
this thread was only meant as a 'fundy fun facts' thread to alert the bigot, efungelical zealots that there will now be 4 Catholics on the SCOTUS...you, as a recovering Catholic, KNOW how much the fundies really love ya, right?
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:28 PM
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18. I know how much the fundies must be loving it!
And the fact that he is Catholic and not Gonzales makes the nomination tolerable for me! :-)

:hi:

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iconoclastNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:24 PM
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14. Listen.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:24 PM by iconoclastNYC
I think it sucks that xians beat up on Catholics. I think thats' really stupid. There is enuf wrong with xianity that i think an xian calling out a catholic for their "odd beliefs" smacks to me of complete hypocrisy.

Religion wouldn't exist if it wasn't forced onto us during Childhood. Spirituality might, but religions wouldn't. I don't understand why believers can't acknowledge this.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:30 PM
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20. My faith was never forced on me.
I had it since I can remember, it was the religious dogma I had trouble with.

There is a difference between faith and religion.

:hi:

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iconoclastNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 01:57 PM
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33. you formed the notion of a 'god'? by yourself?
Edited on Thu Jul-21-05 01:57 PM by iconoclastNYC
heaven...hell....how do u seperate faith from dogma?

nobody grows up in a faith vacum....unless you are raised by aethiests or parents who do not share at all thier religion or belief system.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:28 PM
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17. My understanding of it is
asking for intervention by Mary and the saints is like going to the personnel department to clear up a minor problem, and not bothering the CEO with it.

(disclosure: as an atheist, none of the above applies to me)
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:33 PM
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22. I like that description.
I also like the poster above depiction of saints as "action figures".

Thanks for that description. :hi:

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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:27 PM
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16. The first time I heard Catholics worship Mary was from a Baptist's mouth.
I was 12 years old and I looked at him and said, "You don't honestly believe that, do you?"

I was taught to revere Mary as the mother of Christ, nothing more, nothing less. Now I think it's all a big fairy tale, for lack of a better word.

BTW, if anyone thinks Catholics are more benign and tolerant in their attitudes about moral behavior than fundamentalists, think again. My parents are very scary in their religious conviction. In fact, their blind devotion to the "Church" is one of the reasons I left the church. Ironic, isn't it? Extremism wasn't pretty when Jesus walked the earth, and it just gets uglier with every passing generation.
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Proud2BAmurkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:30 PM
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21. ha ha FOUR CATHOLICS AND TWO JEWS
:rofl:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:34 PM
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23. 1/2 of the last super?
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:34 PM by merh
4 converts and 2 not quite sure yet :shrug:

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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:46 PM
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24. Gotta join ya on that one
:rofl:
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:11 PM
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27. and he's a Northerner too !!!
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:53 PM
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31. Hey
something to exploit (religious bigotry). We can make them turn on one another.
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