Friday, January 20, 2006

Suing Religion

Now I know this has nothing to do with Cuba, but as a Catholic I cannot let this one go by. It is one thing to have the ACLU and a few atheists with too much time on their hands, make what they want out of the constitution of the US through the "separation of Church and State". However, it is entirely another thing to sue a priest because on his parish bulletin he states that Jesus existed. Sounds like someone is infringing on someone's else freedom of religion, right? But believe it or not this is happening in a village in Italy where an atheist is suing a priest for violating "two Italian laws by making the assertion: so-called "abuse of popular belief" in which someone fraudulently deceives people; and "impersonation" in which someone gains by attributing a false name to someone". So know the priest is going to court to have to prove that Jesus Christ did indeed exist. Never mind that other religions such as the Jewish religion and even Islam believe Jesus Christ existed, and was a real person.

If you still don't believe me, the story from the San Francisco Gate is here.