Thursday, 3 March 2016
A Russian man has been charged with upsetting Russian Orthodox Christians by saying that their God does not exist and that it's all a collection of Jewish fairy tales.
If convicted, punishment could be up to one year in jail. Source: BBC News.
I'd recommend the defendant produce a copy of The Bible Unearthed by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silbermann at the hearing. Many passages will corroborate his viewpoint.
Subtitled Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of its Sacred Texts the book lends much weight to the fairy tale hypothesis and supports the idea of free speech and open discourse.