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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:35 pm    Post subject: Jesus' court case shelved (for now) Reply with quote

ROME (Reuters) - An Italian atheist lost his legal crusade against the Catholic Church on Thursday when a judge rejected his attempts to sue a priest for saying that Jesus existed 2,000 years ago, the priest's lawyer said.

Luigi Cascioli, 72, had argued his hometown priest and former schoolmate had effectively broken an Italian law meant to protect the public from being conned.

But instead of granting Cascioli his request to bring the case to court, the judge recommended magistrates investigate him for slandering priest Enrico Righi, Righi's lawyer, Bruno Severo said.

The 76-year-old priest said he was delighted by the news.

"Thank God it's over," Righi told Reuters. "I'm glad it has ended like this, because imagine if it had gone on and on."

Cascioli, author of a book called "The Fable of Christ," said the court had not yet informed him of the ruling. But he was not surprised, and said he would appeal to Italy's highest court, and then to The Hague.

Asked about the possibility he would be tried for slander, Cascioli chuckled, saying that to prove he lied, prosecutors would have to prove that Jesus existed.

"They don't have any proof," he said.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&e=3&u=/nm/20060210/od_nm/religion_jesus_dc
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:15 pm    Post subject: And um..... Reply with quote

While we're on the subject....

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL!!! Fintan. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Why should mohammad get all the action?


LOL, right on Laughing

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