Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Court In Italy To Decide If Jesus Exists

This is so stupid I am left speechless.

January 9, 2006 4:30 p.m. EST

Andrea Moore - All Headline News Staff Reporter

Rome, Italy (AHN) - An Italian court is taking on Jesus - and whether the Roman Catholic Church may be breaking the law by teaching that he existed 2,000 years ago.

Plaintiff, Luigi Cascioli, is a vocal atheist who will have his day in court later this month saying, "The Church constructed Christ upon the personality of John of Gamala," the 1st century Jew who fought against the Roman army. "I started this lawsuit because I wanted to deal the final blow against the Church, the bearer of obscurantism and regression," Cascioli told Reuters.

Defendant, Enrico Righi, 76, is a priest who writes for the parish newspaper. He says, "The judge will decide if Christ exists or not."

Cascioli says Righi, and by extension the whole Church, broke two Italian laws. The first is 'Abuse of Popular Belief' meant to protect people against being swindled or conned. The second crime, he says, is 'impersonation.'

Cascioli admits that the odds are against him, especially in Roman Catholic Italy. He jokingly says, "It would take a miracle to win."

Ok...well, this is up there with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays winning the world series. You know, I don't think that Luigi Cascioli exists. I think he is based on Howard Dean.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to ask Luigi this:
Who is John of Gamala? No historian mentions him, he is not in the Talmud, and the only reference to him is to be found in a 19th century book for boys called "For The Temple." It was written by GA Henty in 1888. How did the apostles get Jesus mixed up with someone who never lived? Did they travel into the future and read Henty's book? Also, if Jesus never lived, then why didn't a first century historian or rabbi say so? How does he explain the fact that the church started in Jerusalem, the very place where the "myth" never happened? If anyone had known that Jesus didn't exist, then the people of Jerusalem would have surely known, and never converted. A myth might have worked in India or China, but not there!