Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A case for Judge John Deed?

Italy judge considers Jesus case

In Italy, an atheist is trying to take a priest to court for possible fraud:

"Mr Cascioli sued Father Righi in 2002 after the priest attacked him in print for casting doubt over the legitimacy of the Christian gospels.

The atheist contends that Christianity relies on purely anecdotal evidence.

Lawyers for the priest and Mr Cascioli appeared before the judge in a brief hearing on Friday to argue whether the case should be thrown out and if Father Righi should stand trial, the AP news agency reported.
A decision is expected on Monday.

"The point is not to establish whether Jesus existed or not, but if there is a question of possible fraud," Mr Cascioli's lawyer, Mauro Fonzo, told reporters. "

I don't suppose it'll get to trial, but it strikes me as rather amusing. :)

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