Tuesday, January 10, 2006

O my gosh!

Did Jesus exist? Italian court to decide

By Phil StewartROME (Reuters) -

Forget the U.S. debate over intelligent design versus evolution.
An Italian court is tackling Jesus -- and whether the Roman Catholic Church may be breaking the law by teaching that he existed 2,000 years ago.
The case pits against each other two men in their 70s, who are from the same central Italian town and even went to the same seminary school in their teenage years. The defendant, Enrico Righi, went on to become a priest writing for the parish newspaper. The plaintiff, Luigi Cascioli, became a vocal atheist who, after years of legal wrangling, is set to get his day in court later this month.

"I started this lawsuit because I wanted to deal the final blow against the Church, the bearer of obscurantism and regression," Cascioli told Reuters.

Cascioli says Righi, and by extension the whole Church, broke two Italian laws. The first is "Abuso di Credulita Popolare" (Abuse of Popular Belief) meant to protect people against being swindled or conned. The second crime, he says, is "Sostituzione di Persona", or impersonation.


Wow, that dude must be really angry. What does he actually hope to accomplish with this lawsuit I wonder? People who believe are still going to believe. They aren't going to change their mind, just because one judge in Italy says that Jesus can not be proven to exist, in a court of law. What a silly thing to waste your time on.


Angel Roth said...

Oh my lord. Only the italians would have the guts. 'E pazzo, all of them.

Louise said...