Thursday, July 14, 2005
So I suppose you could say the Reverend Pat Robertson was anticipating the future with hope when he vomited up this prayer back in July 2003:
"We ask for miracles in regard to the Supreme Court...But mayhaps the Old Man is not pleased with His good and faithful servant, as evidenced by this:
One justice is 83-years-old, another has cancer and another has a heart condition. Would it not be possible for God to put it in the minds of these three judges that the time has come to retire?"
"U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist, whose thyroid cancer has prompted speculation he might resign, was released from the hospital on Thursday after being admitted with a fever earlier this week.Sometimes the main effect of having a public religion is to embarass those of its adherents who insist on making fools out of, not just themselves, but the entire theology.
Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg gave no details on the condition of Rehnquist, 80, saying only, "He's been released and he is at home."