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    arguments today on the World War I Cross memorial.
    Scalia could not understand how a cross doesn't represent all the fallen from the war.

    Scalia:"The cross doesn't honor nonChristians who fought the war?  Where does it say that?"

    Answer:"It doesn't say that, but the cross is the predominant symbol of Christianity."

    Scalia:"The cross is the most common symbol of the resting place of the dead.  What would you have them erect?  Some conglomerate of a cross, a star of David, and a Muslim half moon and star?"

    Answer: "The cross is the most common symbol of the resting place of Christians.  I've been in Jewish cemetaries.  There's never a cross on a tombstone of a Jew."

    Scalia: "I don't think you can leap from that to the conclusion that the only war dead that the cross honors are the Christian war dead.  I think that's an outrageous conclusion."

    The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it. --Mark Twain

    by Desert Rose on Wed Oct 07, 2009 at 05:18:01 PM PDT

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