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ADULTERY 3'3m0f Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone

(crowd rumbling)

MORT -- Hi, Harry. What's the big crowd gathered around?

HARRY - Oh, hi, Mort. I think we got him this time.

MORT -- Him? Who are you talking about?

HARRY - Jesus. Jesus of Nazareth.

MORT -- Oh, the guy who claims to be the Messiah?

HARRY - He's no messiah. He's soft on crime.

MORT -- What do you mean, he's soft on crime?

HARRY - Oh, he always says he came to save sinners, not to 
condemn them. But if he's really God incarnate, he has to stone 
that woman to death.

MORT -- What woman?

HARRY - Oh, we caught this woman in act of adultery and threw 
her at the feet of Jesus. If he's really the messiah, he has to 
do what the law says. And the law says he has to stone this 
woman to death. 

MORT -- So, ah, how come nobody is picking up a rock?

HARRY - He's trying to wiggle out of it now.

MORT -- What do you mean?

HARRY - Well, he just now said that it was alright to stone her 
to death, but he wants the first stone to be thrown by someone 
who is without sin.

MORT -- So, go ahead.

HARRY - Me? What about you?

MORT -- You're a Pharisee. You're the one who keeps all the 
laws. Go ahead.

(crowd sounds diminished)

HARRY - Wait a minute. Everybody is leaving.

MORT -- Nobody is picking up any rocks. Which one is Jesus? Is 
he picking up a rock?

HARRY - Jesus is the one kneeling down and writing with his 
finger in the dirt.

MORT -- What's he writing?

HARRY - People's names. The names of the people who just left?

MORT -- I don't get it.

HARRY - He's from Galilee. How does he know their names?

MORT -- What is that he's written next to each name?

HARRY - Oh, oh.

MORT -- What's the matter?

HARRY - Names.

MORT -- Names? You mean he's writing names next the names.

HARRY - How does he know?

MORT -- How does he know what?

HARRY - I know one of the Pharisees who just left. His name is 
written in the dirt there.

MORT -- So?

HARRY - So, the name next to his is his business partner.

MORT -- I don't get it. Why would he walk away?

HARRY - He cheated his business partner out of his half of the 
business. How did Jesus know that?

MORT -- Hey, he's writing your name there.

HARRY - Oh, oh.

MORT -- What's that name next to your name there?

HARRY - (fading) Oh, look at the time! I have an appointment. I 
have to go.

MORT -- Harry, that's a woman's name next to yours. Who is that 
wo... Harry? Hey, where did he go? (fading) Well, I better get


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