Nebraska Democrat Sues God

This is just too good to pass up. Nebraska Democratic Senator Ernie Chambers has filed a suit against God.

Why?

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!

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4 Responses to Nebraska Democrat Sues God

  1. Your Mom!! says:

    I understood he was doing this to make a point to people. That the courts are being abused with ridicules and unnecessary resolution suits (people who cannot/will not agree and are out to see how much money they can get), and that the courts are not meant for people to use them for this purpose.

  2. Scott W. Kay says:

    Mom,

    The Fox news story says “the suit is to fight possible laws RESTRICTING the filing of frivolous lawsuits.”

    The Senator says: “The Constitution requires that the courthouse doors be open, so you cannot prohibit the filing of suits.” “Anyone can sue anyone they choose, even God.”

    So yes, this is a political point, but he’s actually trying to continue to allow frivolous suits, not do away with them. Unbelievable. This is a good example to remind us that we do need tort reform!

  3. […] and What They’ll Do Posted on September 18, 2007 by Elaine Have you seen this Nebraska Democrat Sues God? Of all the stupid things to do. I guess this senator thinks that the courts have nothing better to […]

  4. loki says:

    besides the fact that you discuss with your MOTHER on blog’s comments… hehehe
    i think that was one of the most RIDICULOUS things I’ve ever heard in my whole life. LOL!
    thanks for sharing it (and thanks for wordpress to put your post on their homepage)!

    aaah, G-d bless America!

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