Wednesday, September 19, 2007

State Senator Sues GOD

Now here is a novel frivolous lawsuit... and admittedly it was filed by Nebraska State Sen. Ernie Chambers to prove a point about frivolous lawsuits. In my opinion, if this Senator is truly against frivolous lawsuits, then he should not have filed one.

It seems this Senator has a problem with the notion that anyone can sue anyone. Apparently his main objection is that the Constitution requires that "the doors to the courthouse be open to all".

Sigh... yet another Senator that likes to waste time with nonsense instead of serving the actual and real needs of his constituents. One can clearly see the desire here to grab national headlines and make a name for oneself.

I wonder if Senator Chambers knows that God is probably responsible for his election victories. And thank God for term limits in Nebraska.

This also reminds me of the movie Miracle on 34th Street and the court proceedings regarding proof of there being a Santa Claus.

Anyway...The article says this:
Chambers said he decided to file the lawsuit after a suit was filed in early September in federal court against Lancaster County Judge Jeffre Cheuvront. He's the judge who was hearing a sexual assault case in which the plaintiff wants to use the words rape and victim during her testimony.

Chambers lawsuit, which was filed on Friday in Douglas County Court, seeks a permanent injunction ordering God to cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats.

The lawsuit admits God goes by all sorts of alias, names, titles and designations and it also recognizes the fact that the defendant is omnipresent.

In the lawsuit, Chambers said he's tried to contact God numerous times.

"Plaintiff, despite reasonable efforts to effectuate personal service upon defendant 'Come out, come out, wherever you are,' has been unable to do so,'" Chambers said.

The suit also requests that the court, given the peculiar circumstances of this case, waive personal service. It said that being omniscient, the plaintiff assumes God will have actual knowledge of the action.

The lawsuit accuses God "of making and continuing to make terroristic threats of grave harm to innumerable persons, including constituents of Plaintiff who Plaintiff has the duty to represent." It says God has caused "fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues, ferocious famines, devastating droughts, genocidal wars, birth defects and the like."

The suit also says God has caused "calamitous catastrophes resulting in the wide-spread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants including innocent babes, infants, children, the aged and infirm without mercy or distinction."

Chambers also says God "has manifested neither compassion nor remorse, proclaiming that defendant will laugh" when calamity comes.

Chambers asks for the court to grant him a summary judgment. He said as an alternative, he wants the judge to set a date for a hearing as expeditiously as possible and enter a permanent injunction enjoining God from engaging in the types of deleterious actions and the making of terroristic threats described in the lawsuit.
Now .. what I'd like to know is what this guy plans to do if God shows up in court, which he will of course, being omnipresent and all. It'll be interesting if too if God counter sues in some way. Perhaps Senator Chambers should get a restraining order; I mean this guy could get struck down by lightning some time before the trial.

The Senator claims that he tried to contact God numerous times...well perhaps God doesn't reply to frivolous requests, or perhaps he has replied, but Chambers did not get the message, or perhaps like many people he did not wish to hear the message.

As a rule, God gets blamed for many things he has not done. Many of the charges stated against God, like wars and terrorism and evil behavior, probably can be attributed to the Devil and his many accomplices. or they could also be attributed to mankind's free will. It looks to me like God is being framed here for crimes he has not actually committed. This Senator will have to prove if God really did commit the crimes in question.

Given that God has also been responsible for some of the more beautiful and awesome aspects of life, like the miracle of birth (Senator Chambers' birth included), rainbows, flora and fauna, and the creation of the universe and everything in it in general, as well as making sure the sun rises and sets everyday, I think that all of the charges against God should be dropped.