Monday, September 03, 2007

Sweet Lord Jesus!

Man is many things, Oscar Wilde once wrote, but he is not rational. Truer words were never spoken.

(Reuters) Did Pontius Pilate commit a human rights abuse when he ordered the crucifixion of Jesus Christ more than 2,000 years ago? That is the question facing Kenya's High Court. A case filed by a group called "Friends of Jesus" calls on the court to interpret the Law of Moses to determine whether Jesus received a fair trial for blasphemy.

The case has raised a novel set of legal quandaries - not the least of which involves the statute of limitations and whether the high court has jurisdiction over the Son of God
[and] has attracted public attention. The Friends of Jesus or FOJ is a world group that includes lawyers and wealthy businessmen who view their worldly fortune as a gift from God. But some regard the group as a cult.

According to Agence France Presse, "Little is known about FOJ, which does not proselytize... The group wants "the court to declare Jesus' trial null and void ... because the [ancient] court that convicted Him was not properly constituted, the prosecutors violated the law of the time and the trial was a sham," high court spokesman Dola Indindis said.


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