“Why did these bastards bring you to me” asked Pontius Pilate.
“Because Herod wants to fuck his brother’s wife,” said Jesus.
“You are questioning the authority,; Herod is my man though he is a Jew,” said Pilate.
“The only authority is the one that comes from the author, the conscience,” said Jesus.
“Conscience!” exclaimed Pilate. “I can buy it from Caesar. And the price is as cheap as that dirty beard of yours.”
“What’s your problem?” asked Jesus. “Is it my beard or is it my truth?”
“What is truth?” asked Pilate.
Jesus said, “Condemn me to the cross.”