This is just too good to pass up. Nebraska Democratic Senator Ernie Chambers has filed a suit against God.
His lawsuit states that he wants God (the defendant) to stop natural disasters from occurring on earth.
In it he says that the “defendant directly and proximately has caused, inter alia [that is, among other things], fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornados, pestilential plagues…”
But wait a minute, methinks I smell a contradiction here. For years Rabbi Kushner’s (author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People) notions about the relationship between God’s love and power have prevailed among many liberals. Namely, that since God is a loving God he would never allow these kinds of evils, if only He were able to prevent them. But alas, He is simply not that omnipotent or sovereign. He has to make the best of bad things just like we do.
So which is it Senator? Does He cause them or is He unable prevent them?
And furthermore, if you really do think God is capable of causing them, then do you not have enough sense (reverence) to refrain from accusing such a God – even if only to make a political point? And if you don’t think God is powerful enough to sovereignly control such things, then this silly lawsuit that dares to accuse Almighty God is “exhibit A” that good sense escapes you indeed!