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Wed Aug 7, 2013, 11:04 AM

Kenyan lawyer seeks to overturn conviction of Jesus

As much as this sounds like something from the Onion, it's not. Gives "frivolous lawsuit" a whole new meaning.

Dola Indidis has one goal: get justice for Jesus, even if it comes 2,000 years later.

To that end, the Kenyan lawyer named quite the roster of defendants -- including Pontius Pilate, King Herod, the former Emperor of Rome, and the states of Israel and Italy -- in the lawsuit he recently filed with the International Court of Justice, media outlets report.

I filed the case because its my duty to uphold the dignity of Jesus and I have gone to the ICJ to seek justice for the man from Nazareth, Indidis told Standard Media, a Kenyan news website. His selective and malicious prosecution violated his human rights through judicial misconduct, abuse of office bias and prejudice.

Including modern-day states in the suit, Indidis explained to another news outlet, is the result of those countries having previous ties to the Roman Empire.

"The government for whom they acted still is answerable for their act," Indidis told Kenya's Citizen TV. "Pontius Pilate was acting under the government of Rome, which was headed by Caesar."

Indidis went on to tell the news station that he would be relying on the Bible for evidence and that he thinks he has a good case.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/06/dola-indidis-lawyer-overturn-jesus-conviction_n_3713610.html

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Brainstormy Aug 2013 OP
FiveGoodMen Aug 2013 #1
AtheistCrusader Aug 2013 #2
DetlefK Aug 2013 #6
ScottLand Aug 2013 #3
Brainstormy Aug 2013 #8
ScottLand Aug 2013 #9
uriel1972 Aug 2013 #11
uriel1972 Aug 2013 #10
BlueJazz Aug 2013 #4
uriel1972 Aug 2013 #5
LostOne4Ever Aug 2013 #12
brooklynite Aug 2013 #7
dimbear Aug 2013 #13
Zoeisright Aug 2013 #14

Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:20 PM

1. People are fucking nuts!

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 12:32 PM

2. First they'll want him to prove Jesus ever existed at all.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 06:24 AM

6. Well, most likely there WAS a cult-leader named Jesus.

It's just the "divine" stuff that's hard to swallow.

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 06:19 PM

3. Wouldn't that nullify the Sacrifice?

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Response to ScottLand (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 03:12 PM

8. Seriously!

If Jesus had lived to 80 and died of natural causes Christian mythology would be nowhere.

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Response to Brainstormy (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 07:29 PM

9. It seems like a logical conclusion especially for people who like slippery slope arguments.

I always wonder how anyone can simultaneously be angry at a murderer while stating that it was all god's will and happened for a reason.

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Response to ScottLand (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 07:40 PM

11. God's ineffable plan...

What a Class A, Priority One asshat.

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Response to Brainstormy (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 07:38 PM

10. If Jesus had lived at all...

The fact that the Bible gives us no reliable insight into a person, Yeshu, tends to imply they tacked on myths to them even if they had a specific, real person as a base.

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Wed Aug 7, 2013, 10:44 PM

4. The pain and suffering part is gonna' be like "We ask for the northern hemisphere"

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 02:21 AM

5. RElying on the bible for evidence...

Which one of the four mutually exclusive accounts are they going to put forward? Oh yeah, there are no contradictions in the bible. Haha

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 9, 2013, 01:39 PM

12. I would figure that the opposing council

Could just point to all the scripture saying the earth is a flat disk and that the sun and moon revolve around it to show that the book is fiction and would have the case thrown out for lack of evidence

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Thu Aug 8, 2013, 11:36 AM

7. I don't believe that Rome was a signatory to the ICC...

...it came up in the Senate but got filibustered...

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2013, 05:21 PM

13. A large portion of the Nairobi, Kenya airport recently burned down because they have no

functioning fire department, so this sounds like a good use of resources to me.

Uh, do I need this?

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2013, 07:24 PM

14. Can't find anything better to do with his time, huh?

Why doesn't he try to feed the poor and shelter the homeless if he's twiddling his fucking thumbs?

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