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Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked."Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat."I don't know," Alice answered."Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

"So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. "Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!"

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Prove Christ Exists, Judge Orders Priest

AN ITALIAN judge has ordered a priest to appear in court this month to prove that Jesus Christ existed.
The case against Father Enrico Righi has been brought in the town of Viterbo, north of Rome, by Luigi Cascioli, a retired agronomist who once studied for the priesthood but later became a militant atheist.
Signor Cascioli’s contention — echoed in numerous atheist books and internet sites — is that there was no reliable evidence that Jesus lived and died in 1st-century Palestine apart from the Gospel accounts, which Christians took on faith. There is therefore no basis for Christianity, he claims.
Other links which comment on this story ~
Did Jesus exist? Italian court to decide
Italian Court To Decide: Did Jesus Exist?
Case against Jesus’ existence dismissed
And some information on the evidence for the existence/non-existence ~
Historicity of Jesus



Blogger Chimera said...

I don't think it will actually take much to prove that a man named Yeshua ben Yusuf ha Notzri actually existed; if, as claimed, he was descended from the line of David (as were both his mother and father), the genealogy will be there.

But it's gonna be interesting to see what they can come up with to prove that he was a god -- or the offspring of a god/human interaction (which, according to ancient Greek mythology, would make him a "hero" rather than a "god").

But you know what I find most fascinating? This is happening in Italy, of all places!

24/3/06 6:52 am  
Blogger Baconeater said...

That court case unfortunately was thrown out by the Catholic Kangaroo Court. I think Luigi is going to take it one step further though.
I used to assume that Jesus was a historical figure until just over a year ago. It was then that I actually looked into the sources that Fundies were using. Josephus for instance, was born in 37 AD and didn't write about Jesus until around 70AD. Hearsay evidence at best. There is no doubt that Christians existed at that time.

25/3/06 5:30 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

At least one of the references to christ by josephus was an act of pious fraud. In other words, it was inserted by a "christian do-gooder" to prop up the notion that christ was an historical figure.
Some Of Christianity's Pious Frauds

29/3/06 5:52 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

If a figure called Yeshua ben Yusuf ha Notzri existed historically, there appears to be scant historical evidence for him.

29/3/06 5:53 pm  

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