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By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 19, 2007

In Nebraska, a state legislator has decided that the best way to drive home a particular political point is to file a lawsuit against God.

The Omaha senator, who skips morning prayers during the legislative session and often criticizes Christians, also says God has caused "fearsome floods ... horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes."
He's seeking a permanent injunction against the Almighty.

If he really believed in an omnipotent God, the eccentric Sen. Chambers would not bring action in an earthly court. But this post-modern Job is not shaking his fist at the heavens, it turns out; he's trying to illustrate the problem of frivolous lawsuits-- by filing one.

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  • Posted by: - Sep. 20, 2007 1:17 AM ET USA

    This is absolutely ridiculous. Everyone knows all one would really needis an Order of Protection, provided of course that the terms "sin" and "judgment" are avoided.

  • Posted by: Art Kelly - Sep. 20, 2007 1:07 AM ET USA

    Actually, Boston Legal had an episode in which someone tried to sue God. Life imitating art.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 20, 2007 1:07 AM ET USA

    Actually, Boston Legal had an episode in which someone tried to sue God. Life imitating art.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 19, 2007 6:32 PM ET USA

    Centurion: Perhaps the senator means to get one of those best-selling atheist authors to go out and "prove" God isn't there, so as to see whether or not an injunction could or could not, hypothetically, be served . . . have at it, gentlemen!

  • Posted by: - Sep. 19, 2007 4:27 PM ET USA

    I don't know, seeking a permanent ANYTHING against God sounds like a bad idea... I think I'll make my points by leaping off of tall buildings with a Superman cape on, unless that warning label is already there.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 19, 2007 3:24 PM ET USA

    What I want to know : How does the senator plan to serve God with the proper legal documents to require his presence in court? the -God is everywhere won't meet the legal requirements.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 19, 2007 2:49 PM ET USA

    That fan behind Sen. Chambers' head looks like a halo. I think I'll sue him for false advertising. So does this mean he believes in God, then? Because as nutty as it is to sue an omnipotent God, it's even nuttier to sue a God you don't believe exists.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 19, 2007 2:20 PM ET USA

    For the senator's sake let us hope God doesn't file a counter suit.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 19, 2007 1:53 PM ET USA

    Golly, gee whiz. I bet when his allotted fifteen minutes of fame passed, he started hoping that Hollywood might consider picking up on his cute suit and make a movie with Danny Glover as the God-suing Senator Ernie Chambers. Remember that you read it here first on CWN!

  • Posted by: - Sep. 19, 2007 1:21 PM ET USA

    The problem is, satire is next to impossible in America today.

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