Friday, 28 September 2007

Kenya: Christian Group Moves to Court to Challenge Death of Jesus

"A group of Kenyans have grabbed media attention here after they filed a suit at the High Court challenging the arrest and sentencing of Jesus Christ about 2000 years ago.
The Friends of Jesus, through Judiciary spokesman Dola Indidis, told the court this week that they want to set the record straight that Jesus was innocent. They alleged that the arrest, torture and punishment of Jesus was unlawful and amounted to violation of his human rights.", 31 August 2007
From what I read in a Norwegian Christian paper, they now also want to sue Italy, Israel, Emperor Tiberius, Pontius Pilate and King Herod. We're pleased to hear that Judas is left off the hook for now. (There are actually some fishy things regarding his "suicide".... or shall we say he very conveniently fell headlong and bursting asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.)

Well, I hope they examine the biblical evidence thoroughly. They'll probably find that the gospels don't give a correct picture of what happened and that there's a lot of contradictions among the witnesses. Then again, it's a case based on hearsay, so it should not be brought to a trial.

Anyway, if there's a good trial where all the evidence from higher biblical criticism is heard, then I doubt many of them will still be believers when they're finished.

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