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There is no God - would-be judge

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« on: July 23, 2009, 22:03:44 PM »

Senior Counsel Torquil Paterson told the JSC: "I left the church for a variety of reasons, chief among them being that I realised God does not exist. I am an atheist."

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2009, 22:49:36 PM »

Wonderful. Just hope it doesn't in any way count against him.

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 12:25:06 PM »

What counts against him is that he is white, the (black) candidate after him also proclaimed himself an atheist. What I found fascinating is the questioning that followed: being an atheist wasnt enough, is he a Marxist, materialist what? They needed to label him and had difficulty to do so due to his atheism. Atheism is apparantly not a justifiable label in this country.  Tongue
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