Scalia: ‘I Even Believe In The Devil’

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October 6, 2013 6:30 p.m.

In an interview with New York Magazine, Justice Antonin Scalia said that he believed in the Christian demon. 

The interview with Jennifer Senior turned to theology, with Senior asking if Scalia believed in heaven and hell. He said he did, but that he didn’t believe you had to be Catholic to get into heaven. “I don’t even know whether Judas Iscariot is in hell. I mean, that’s what the pope meant when he said, ‘Who am I to judge?’ He may have recanted and had severe penance just before he died. Who knows?”

He added to Senior in a loud whisper, “I even believe in the Devil.”

“If you are faithful to Catholic dogma, that is certainly a large part of it,” he continued. 

When Senior asked what evidence he’d seen that the devil existed lately, he said that “In the Gospels, the Devil is doing all sorts of things. He’s making pigs run off cliffs, he’s possessing peope and whatnot.”  

“What he’s doing now is getting people not to believe in him or in God. He’s much more successful that way,” he concluded. 

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