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Can Atheism be Legal?

May 4th, 2010 | 3 min read

By Andrew Walker

Aside from its free-verse eccentricity and its spiteful, disrespectful tone (referring to any theistic belief simply as “religious hocus pocus”), Marc Cooper’s opinion column in today's L.A. Times is, well, misleading. And I say this not solely on the basis of my Christian faith, but the far-reaching implications and assertions Cooper dispenses. Titled “To Replace John Paul Stevens, an Atheist” Cooper argues that, based upon demographic representation in the United States, the age has dawned where the Supreme Court’s newest justice ought to be an atheist.

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Andrew Walker

Andrew T. Walker is an Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.