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Monday, February 13, 2006

This is my kind of guy! (not the judge, you boob!)

Judge shelves case over Jesus's existence

Fri Feb 10, 7:41 AM ET

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.

(Max Rossi/Reuters)


richard h. said...

obviously you mean the priest, undaunted by the vicious attacks of the prevailing secularist mentality, manifested in the person of that guy, luigi whatsis name.

way to go there woman! standing up for a priest, yet as godless as the day you were born. i salute you, although i'm as pacifist as the day i was born.

okay, now that i got us both naked...

Carol Novack said...

no, you silly goat in reno... i was standing up for the rabbi. if you read carefully, you might find her. then again, you might not.

richard h. said...

ah, the female rabbi... she was standing behind luigi at the photo shoot, right? ha, didnt think i saw that, didja?

i heard what she was whispering in his ear, too. "take me, luigi, i'm yours!"