Thursday, August 7, 2008

U.S. Senator Sues God

Nebraska Sen. Ernie Chambers (I-Omaha), an atheist, is moving forward on a controversial lawsuit he filed last year against God for creating "fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues, ferocious famines, devastating droughts, genocidal wars, birth defects and the like." The senator also blames God for causing "calamitous catastrophes resulting in the wide-spread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon million of the Earth's inhabitants including innocent babies, infants, children, the aged and infirm without mercy or distinction."

When the court told Chambers the lawsuit would be thrown out if he was unable to serve notice to his Creator, he argued he had attempted to contact God on multiple occasions, but that he should not be required to verify God's existence when the U.S. government acknowledges God by printing "In God We Trust" on its currency.

The purpose of Chamber's grievances was to call attention to "frivolous" lawsuits after several senators authored bills barring them. Chambers maintains that the Constitution mandates open courthouse doors to everyone — even those who seek to sue the Almighty.


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