The Supreme Court of the United States opens each session with the crier saying, “God save the United States and this honorable court.”
Thousands of trial courts daily swear witnesses to tell the truth, ending with, “so help you God.” Morris has it right: under the
Federal Rules of Evidence, courts can convict a person of murder but cannot prove God exists.
This book is a gripping intellectual mind-twister. Reason, faith, and the charlatan battle for the minds of the jury in the best of courtroom drama. Morris lets loose with his vast experience of international law and religion, weaving an extraordinary sleuth of intrigue, murder, and deviant sexual drama.
To assert that the earth revolves around the sun is as erroneous as to claim that Jesus was not born of a virgin.
Cardinal Bellarmino, 1615, during the trial of Galileo
Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool.
In no instance have…the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.
James Madison, 4th U.S. President,
Principal author of U.S. Constitution