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    that, throughout history, a minute percentage of preachers, ministers and other such whotnot claim to have been called to the extent necessary to interpret and apply the law.  I see no situatin where such a claim could be remotely relevant, but I am not all nowing.

    Calling, if it exists at all, other than an unverifiable assertion,  exists only in the mind ot the person called. Joan-of-Ac heard voices, as did Reagan and the Son of Sam as well as multitudes of others. I gues all of these felt called, but there is no way to know if any really were. I suspect not, because there is no evidence based reality construct that requires god and hence no caller and ergo no calling nor callees. The Supreme Court, however, is loaded with satuanch Catholics and may find otherwise, should it ever somehow become relevant than minister 687 claimed to have been called.

    That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

    by enhydra lutris on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 07:37:42 PM PST

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