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Antonin Scalia and Bill Maher: Two Sides of the (Failure of the) Binary Hermeneutic Strategy

Antonin Scalia and Bill Maher: Two Sides of the (Failure of the) Binary Hermeneutic Strategy

By Tim Morgan…Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia surprised some during his recent interview with New York magazine, including the interviewer herself, in averring that his adherence to “standard Catholic doctrine” includes belief in the devil. During this segment, he attributes the existence of atheism, especially contemporary atheism, to this apparently invisible being’s involvement in current affairs. This assertion has arrested the bemused attention of other media outlets, including CNN, where the title of its selective overview reads, “Scalia says atheism ‘favors the devil’s desires.’”