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Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Jesus Christ: Man or Myth?

Posted by on January 4 at 15:28 PM

An Italian court is being asked to decide whether Jesus ever really existed or if the Roman Catholic Church has been lying all these years. The plantiff, Luigi Cascioli, wrote The Fable of Christ, which the publisher describes as “a dossier containing the necessary arguments for a penal law suit against the catholic church with its ministers as representatives—a serious collection of juridical proof which show that the figure of Jesus is no other than the manipulation and falsification of documents…. If spreading the existence of Christ, the Virgin Mary, Joseph and the Apostles has been permitted by law up to now because it was considered a comfort for irrational human beings who need illusions to lighten their burdens, like trusting in magic or in horoscopes, this will no longer be possible because soon, very soon, it will be considered a crime according to articles 661 and 494 of the Italian criminal code.”
Read CNN’s version of the story.

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btw, your link doesn't work to the CNN article because the 'h' is missing off the beginning...

but thank you for posting this! Can't wait to hear what happens. Like Miracle on 34th Street for Christians -- i.e, people will probably be saying 'does it really MATTER if he REALLY existed?? instead of a cane, there'll be a cross waiting by the front door...

Fixed.. thanks.

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