Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has always been fairly outspoken, which is why his recent comments about faith during a candid interview with New York Magazine shouldn’t really come as much a surprise.
“There is one of the more fascinating articles I have seen on TheBlaze in a long time written by Billy Hallowell today,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “You have to read this story.”
The conversation about heaven, hell and Satan began when writer Jennifer Senior asked Scalia if he ever considers the legacy he will one day leave. Responding that he isn’t too concerned about what people will think once he’s dead and gone, the justice went on to share his theological views.
This most fascinating portion of the interview began when Senior asked if he believes in the afterlife. Scalia answered affirmatively and turned the question around, asking the reporter, ”Don’t you believe in heaven and hell?”
“You’re looking at me as though I’m weird. My God! Are you so out of touch with most of America, most of which believes in the Devil?” he asked. “I mean, Jesus Christ believed in the Devil! It’s in the Gospels! You travel in circles that are so, so removed from mainstream America that you are appalled that anybody would believe in the Devil!”
Senior apologized if she offended him and the interview progressed into other intriguing areas, including homosexuality, the television programs he watches and the Supreme Court more generally.
Read the entire New York Magazine article HERE.
Front page image courtesy of the AP