October 20, 2008

Horse 926 - The Man Who Sued God... and Failed


In 2001 a film starring Billy Connolly called "The Man Who Sued God" had as it's subject a man who upon having his boat struck by lightning attempts to sue God for damages; since Christian churches and Jewish Synangogues claim to be God's representative, his action is held against them.

In this case of art imitating life, the "the Maverick of Omaha"; Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers, self-appointed "angriest black man in Nebraska," and "defender of the downtrodden" has decided to raise a permanent injunction to prevent the "death, destruction and terrorisation" caused by God.

Judge Polk however threw out the case on the basis that because God has no address, legal papers cannot be served. "Given that this court finds that there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant this action will be dismissed with prejudice," Judge Polk wrote in his ruling.

The court, Mr Chambers said, had acknowledged the existence of God and "a consequence of that acknowledgement is a recognition of God's omniscience"; "Since God knows everything," he reasoned, "God has notice of this lawsuit."

Perhaps if Mr Chambers knows of God's omniscience, maybe he would also know of Jesus' statement in Matthew 4:7 (quoting Deut 6:16)
Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

And "Why?" one might ask? Well obviously since this proves, one doesn't really want to put God to the test because God has a better legal department. Or perhaps to quote Biff Tannen from Back to the Future Part II... "I OWN THE LAW"

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