Monday, January 16, 2006

Jesus? - Let The Courts Decide

I heard a rumor that the Catholic church in Italy was facing a lawsuit claiming that it was fraudulent to teach the existence of Jesus. Turns out that it is one very old and very vocal atheist that has brought suit against his seminary school classmate for writing christ oriented stories in the local Italian paper. He is claiming that laws are being broken, laws that are in place to prevent Italian citizens from being swindled or conned in to believing something to be true when it is not. Source1 Source2 Source3
The plaintiff is calling upon the defendant to prove in a court of law that Jesus truly existed. This may claim to be a difficult task. The bible, with all of its contradictions and fallacies, will be a flimsy, if admissible, piece of evidence. A hearing is scheduled for the 27th of January to decide if the case is worth the courts time. I'll be following this story.
I would like to see this go a couple of steps further and see someone challenge the legal system to prove the existence of an omnipotent, omniscient, creator. I won't hold my breath either way.


Blogger JDHURF said...

Yeah I remember reading about this case a few weeks ago either on Huffington Post or on an atheist blog. I sure hope to hear about the results of the case, we even had a post devoted to this topic on The xtians and really all of religions sure would be in trouble if they had to prove their claims in a court of law!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 11:31:00 AM  

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