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Neither Left nor Right but Catholic
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the health care law is probably a disappointment to many readers of this column. One of the things many people are scratching their head about—and some expressing something like a feeling of betrayal—is why Chief Justice Roberts joined the majority. Obviously, I cannot “get into Roberts’ mind” to answer that question. One writer speculated that Roberts made the decision he did to protect the integrity of the Court as a non-political institution. Perhaps, but with half or more of the American public against the law it does not seem as if the Court would have suffered much damage to its reputation if it had decided the other way.
One of the past week’s most interesting religious stories was the announcement by atheist blogger Leah Libresco that she was planning to enter the Catholic Church. One of the many reports can be read here
. The story is an interesting read. It seems that Libresco first became convinced of the reality of the moral order (or the natural law). If the moral order is really real, and not just part of our imagination, or a fluke of our evolutionary development, it does finally imply the existence of a God, because law (as in moral law) implies a lawgiver.