Friday, September 21, 2007
Associated Press: Answer to Lawsuit Against God Shows Up, but No One Knows Who Filed It, by Nate Jenkins:
God has apparently responded to a lawsuit filed by a Nebraska lawmaker, and one of the filings seems to have dropped in from the heavens. "This one miraculously appeared on the counter. It just all of a sudden was here, poof!" said John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court in Omaha. The response was one of at least two to a lawsuit filed against God last week by state Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, the state's longest-serving lawmaker.
Chambers said in his five-page lawsuit that God has made terroristic threats against him and his constituents, inspired fear and caused "widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants." The self-proclaimed agnostic is seeking a permanent injunction against God. Signed by "God," the response filed Wednesday argues the defendant is immune from some earthly laws and that the court lacks jurisdiction over God. Blaming the Almighty for human oppression and suffering misses an important point, it says. "I created man and woman with free will and next to the promise of immortal life, free will is my greatest gift to you," according to the response. St. Michael the Archangel is listed as a witness, Friend said.
Another response, also signed God, says the Lord disputes Chambers' allegations. That filing lists a phone number for a Texas law office. A message left there was not immediately returned Thursday. Chambers could not be reached Thursday. Chambers said his lawsuit is serious but also makes a point: Anybody can sue anybody.