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Posted on 09/21/2007 7:44:49 AM PDT by NYer
A legislator who filed a lawsuit against God has gotten something he might not have expected: a response.
One of two court filings from “God” came Wednesday under otherworldly circumstances, according to John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court in Omaha.
“This one miraculously appeared on the counter. It just all of a sudden was here — poof!” Friend said.
State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha sued God last week, seeking a permanent injunction against the Almighty for making terroristic threats, inspiring fear and causing “widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants.”
Chambers, a self-proclaimed agnostic who often criticizes Christians, said his filing was triggered by a federal lawsuit he considers frivolous. He said he’s trying to makes the point that anybody can sue anybody.
Not so, says “God.” His response argues that the defendant is immune from some earthly laws and the court lacks jurisdiction.
It adds that blaming God for human oppression and suffering misses an important point.
“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, as read by Friend.
There was no contact information on the filing, although St. Michael the Archangel is listed as a witness, Friend said.
A second response from “God” disputing Chambers’ allegations lists a phone number for a Corpus Christi law office. A message left for that office was not immediately returned Thursday.
Attempts to reach Chambers by phone and at his Capitol office Thursday were unsuccessful.
Can I get an “Ungh!” all around?
An arrogant bunch...
Do you thing Greta will be able to book God for an interview? Maybe put Him on her legal panel?
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, as read by Friend.
The “Heavenly” defense attorney must be a free-will methodist. True Free-will exited the garden of good and evil. Now we are born with a sinful nature and redemption from the curse of sin and death is only through the blood of Christ.
Was God about 5’2”, smoking a cigar and wearing squeaky shoes? If so, I saw that movie.
The way I heard it was that God filed a Special and Limited Appearance, stating that the there was no personal jurisdiction because He was not properly served.
I’m not sure about Nebraska, but here in Illinois the Sheriff or a process server could serve God personally, by handing Him the summons in person, or through substitute service, by handing the summons to an immediate family member of God at God’s place of residence.
I imagine that God could argue that none of these actually happened.
darn, i was hoping for a ZOT!
God can plead inadequate access to counsel, given the dearth of lawyers where he abides.
So you ADMIT, dear Lord, that you are responsible for that gift, Free Will, and hence responsible for the resultant damages it causes! Your Honor, I move for a directed verdict based on this blatant admission! ;^)
No, that was God's older brother.
Summons served to Mrs. Dorothy Bansizewski, President of St. Casimir's Rosary and Altar Guild, as she was sweeping the floor and replacing the vigil candles at St. Casimir's Adoration Chapel, 6:45 a.m. 9/21/07.
A man riding his Harley was rolling along a California beach when suddenly the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, th Lord said, “Because you have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.”
The biker pulled over and said, “Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride over anytime I want.”
The Lord said, “Your request is materialistic. Think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking; the supports required reaching the bottom of the Pacific and the concrete and steel it would take! It will nearly exhaust several natural resources. I can do it, but it is hard for me to justify your desire for worldly things. Take a little more time and think of something that could possibly help mankind.”
The biker thought about it for a long time.
Finally, he said, “Lord, I wish that I, and all m en, could
understand women; I want to know how she feels inside, what she’s thinking when she gives me the silent treatment, why she cries, what she means when she says ‘nothing’s wrong,’ and how I can make a woman truly happy.”
The Lord replied, “You want two lanes or four on that bridge?”
I’s a publicity stunt; I say ignore this guy..!
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