I’ve always liked Antonin Scalia. I like how his mind works. I even read (most of) his not terribly easy book. From CNS:
(CNSNews.com) – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said he believes in the Devil as a living entity, “a real person,” and that the Devil is “smart” and “successful” in today’s world by convincing people to not believe in him or in God. [HEY! All you dopes out there who think that Pope Francis is somehow... I dunno... a bad Pope. Pope Francis has talked more about the Devil as a real person screwing with our lives than ... name the Pope. Go ahead... find a Pope.]
“I even believe in the Devil,” and “yeah, he’s a real person,” Scalia told writer Jennifer Senior in an interview for New York magazine published on Oct. 6.
“Hey, come on, that’s standard Catholic doctrine,” said Scalia, who is Catholic. “Every Catholic believes that.”
When asked what evidence there is of the Devil in today’s world, Scalia, who has served on the high court for 27 years, said, “You know, it’s curious. In the Gospels, the Devil is doing all sorts of things. He’s making pigs run off cliffs, he’s possessing people and whatnot. And that doesn’t happen much anymore.” [Now Ol' Scratch makes them jump into the Democrat party, so they can support abortion and all manner of vile social re-engineering.]
“It’s because he’s smart,” said the justice. “What he’s doing now is getting people not to believe in him or in God. He’s much more successful that way.”
Scalia explained that he did not mean people being atheists was the “Devil’s work,” but that atheism, or a non-belief in God “certainly favors the Devil’s desires.”
“I mean, come on, that’s the explanation for why there’s not demonic possession all over the place,” said Scalia. “That always puzzled me. What happened to the Devil, you know? He used to be all over the place. He used to be all over the New Testament. … He got wiler.” [Your Honor... the incidence of possession is ON THE RISE.]
When asked by Senior, “Isn’t it frightening to believe in the Devil?” the Supreme Court justice said, “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? 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! Most of mankind has believed in the Devil, for all of history. Many more intelligent people than you or me have believed in the Devil.” [Well done. I would love to hear an American bishop talk this way.]
The Devil is REAL.
We work constantly, in a battle, against three main things:
- The World
- The Flesh
- The Devil
Remember that the Devil is the greatest of all created creatures. He is at the top of the highest pinnacle of created persons, which means, the created cosmos.
THAT’s what we are up against.
He is a fallen angel. AN-GEL!
Don’t be a galactically stupid moronic dupe.
The Devil hates you and wants to help you drag yourself into eternal Hell where you will forever be tormented in the separation from God which can never end. Go to Hell and you will experience for eternity the biting of the worm that does not die (cf Mark 9). I can add more but I think the Lord’s words about the worm that dieth not outta be … what… more than enough?
Do you think this is… maybe… quaint?
If you do, you are idiots.
I have news for you.
Hell is REAL.
Right now, I want you to imagine what the first 10 seconds are like for the soul who finds herself in Hell after her death and judgement. What would pass through her mind in those first seconds.
I implore you, on my knees, please, dear readers
GO TO CONFESSION.