On Wednesday, Justice Scalia will be speaking at Yale at an event titled, “Not to the Wise: The Christian as Cretin.”
Here is the description:
Not to the Wise: The Christian as Cretin
When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Saint Thomas More Catholic Chapel and Center at Yale (STM) 268 Park St., New Haven, CT 06511
Speaker/Performer: Justice Antonin Scalia
Description: The Judge Guido Calabresi Fellowship in Religion and Law sponsored by the Lehrman Institute.
Nino gave a similar talk in 2013 at UVA.
The talk, titled “Not to the Wise: The Christian as Cretin,” focused on Scalia’s views on faith and what it means to be a Catholic in a secular society.
Scalia began his lecture defining current societal divisions regarding Christianity, saying many secular individuals consider Christians to be unsophisticated.
Scalia provided biblical and historical anecdotes to support this view. He referred to the scripture, which quotes Jesus thanking God for hiding Christian truths from the wise, and to Saint Paul’s trip to Athens where his insistence God will raise Jesus from the dead was met with ridicule.