Thursday, December 10, 2009

Who Would Jesus Convict?

Sadly, we may never know the answer to that question. For when Jesus gets called for jury duty, she (yup, you read that right) can't make it through voir dire (via Volokh):

Christ was sent to Judge Clyde Jones's courtroom for a criminal case. She was excused because she was disruptive, court officials said. Instead of answering questions, she was asking them, a court employee in Jones's office said.

Efforts to reach Christ today were unsuccessful.
Aren't they always? One wonders how long the writer of that story waited to slip a line like that into a story. No details, by the way, on what questions Christ was asking.

Also, props to the first comment on the Volokh thread:
How would she have been sworn as a juror? 'So help me Dad?'
FTW, as the kids say. Also, she could always have affirmed. I'm sure that would have thrown some people for a loop!

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