posted on Oct 23, 2007 - 12:38 AM
As I was sitting in my Western Civilization lecture today, my professor said something really interesting. She said that in the Coptic Church, Pontius Pilate is a canonized saint. Is that true? Because to me, he seems like quite the coward as he opts to simply wash his hands of Christ's case despite not seeing anything wrong with him.
Also in the creed we say, "And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate..." which doesn't exactly have positive connotations to it. And Luke 23:12 mentions the following verse: "And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves" so he isn't exactly keeping the best of company either.
If somebody could clarify this for me, I'd really appreciate it.