Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Just Because You "Believe" It Don't Make It So

"I think religious diversity is particularly important, because it has more to do with the individual's mind. It's part of one's thinking, and legal analysis is thinking. Race and ethnicity might have an effect on your thinking — in that it may involve various personal experiences and feelings of identification — but it is not a characteristic that you have by deciding to have it or by believing you have it. Religion is different."

-- Ann Althouse, stating "legal analysis is thinking" - before admitting we may soon have "6 Catholics, 2 Jews, and 1 Protestant on the Court" - and religious belief is just a loopy form of simply making shit up, in her Althouse.