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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Help me figure this out...

A relatively obscure group of Christians, Friends of Jesus, many of them lawyers, have brought court proceeding to the forefront in Kenya in order to declare that Jesus was never truly convicted, that the proceedings of His trial and crucifixion were illegal. Read the article here.

This is a quote from the article:

They want "the court to declare Jesus's 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", Mr Indindis said.

All laughter aside, and laying aside questions of Jurisdiction, Statute of Limitations/Time, etc. What would this group hope to accomplish in this effort? Any ideas?

It may have something to do with these lines.

"We need the court to clarify, for the record, that Jesus was not a criminal. He advocated for the rule of law,'' one member said.

"Do you mean to worship a convicted criminal?''

Why would they be concerned about this attitude?

The religious demographics of the country according to one site says:

Religions: Protestant (45%), Roman Catholic (33%), indingenous beliefs (10%), Muslim (10%), other (2%)

The Muslim population here is relatively small in Kenya, as compared to the rest of Africa (40%).

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