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  •  Great legal minds—not! (6+ / 0-)
    It was one thing to compose a prayer that is acceptable to both Christians and Jews; it is much harder to compose a prayer that is also acceptable to followers of Eastern religions that are now well represented in this country. Many local clergy may find the project daunting, if not impossible, and some may feel that they cannot in good faith deliver such a vague prayer.
    The logical conclusion that follows this observation ought to be that maybe this whole thing is a bad idea in a pluralistic society—unless of course, you're in the majority group and don't really give a damn about those who are not which sounds like a state of mind that ought to disqualify one from the judiciary.

    My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.—Carl Schurz
    "Shared sacrifice!" said the spider to the fly.—Me

    by KingBolete on Mon May 05, 2014 at 03:19:23 PM PDT

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