Friday, October 17, 2008

Lawsuit Against God

From yesterday's AP wire service:

LINCOLN, Neb. — A judge has thrown out a Nebraska legislator's lawsuit against God, saying the Almighty wasn't properly served due to his unlisted home address. State Sen. Ernie Chambers filed the lawsuit last year seeking a permanent injunction against God.

He said God has made terroristic threats against the senator and his constituents in Omaha, inspired fear and caused "widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants."

Chambers has said he filed the lawsuit to make the point that everyone should have access to the courts regardless of whether they are rich or poor.

On Tuesday, however, Douglas County District Court Judge Marlon Polk ruled that under state law a plaintiff must have access to the defendant for a lawsuit to move forward.

"Given that this court finds that there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant this action will be dismissed with prejudice," Polk wrote.

Chambers, who graduated from law school but never took the bar exam, thinks he's found a hole in the judge's ruling.

"The court itself acknowledges the existence of God," Chambers said Wednesday. "A consequence of that acknowledgment is a recognition of God's omniscience."

Therefore, Chambers said, "Since God knows everything, God has notice of this lawsuit."

Chambers has 30 days to decide whether to appeal. He said he hasn't decided yet.

Chambers, who has served a record 38 years in the Nebraska Legislature, is not returning next year because of term limits. He skips morning prayers during the legislative session and often criticizes Christians.


Timothy Fish said...

Whether Chambers appeals on not, Chambers will get his day in court. The only question is, will Jesus be a witness for the prosecution or the defense?

Kim Vogel Sawyer said...

Seems to me somebody is fighting awfully hard against Someone. I think this man needs prayer.

lynnrush said...

I'm picking my jaw up off the floor.

You're right, Kim, we must pray.

Randy Mortenson said...

How does this "make the point that everyone should have access to the courts regardless of whether they are rich or poor"? He seems to be striving for another point altogether, albeit a silly one.

Ane Mulligan said...

My husband had to be a professional witness in a case against a motorcycle company.

Some guy was drunk, riding his motorcycle and hit a tree. He sued the manufacturer of his bike.

When the judge threw the case out, he turned around and sued God & Co.

Some people just don't get it.

Grady Houger said...

We can all ask ourselves, what interesting and nutty thing can I do to get just a few minutes national news coverage?

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

I heard about this but hand't heard that the judge threw it out.

But this case reminds me of a book [novel] written by Jack Cavanaugh and Bill Bright titled "Proof". Has anyone read it? God is put on trial. Fascinating reading.

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Pam Halter said...

Well said, Timothy! It's going to be terrifying enough to stand before a Holy God as a redeemed person, let alone an unredeemed one.