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16 Oct 2008, 8:41 am

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A US judge has thrown out a case against God, ruling that because the defendant has no address, legal papers cannot be served.

The suit against God was launched by Nebraska state senator Ernie Chambers, who said he might appeal the ruling.

He sought a permanent injunction to prevent the "death, destruction and terrorisation" caused by God.

Judge Marlon Polk said in his ruling that a plaintiff must have access to the defendant for a case to proceed.

"Given that this court finds that there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant this action will be dismissed with prejudice," Judge Polk wrote in his ruling.

Mr Chambers cannot refile the suit but may appeal.

'God knows everything'

Mr Chambers sued God last year. He said God had threatened him and the people of Nebraska and had inflicted "widespread death, destruction and terrorisation of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants".

He said he would carefully consider Judge Polk's ruling before deciding whether to appeal.

The court, Mr Chambers said, had acknowledged the existence of God and "a consequence of that acknowledgement is a recognition of God's omniscience".

"Since God knows everything," he reasoned, "God has notice of this lawsuit."

Mr Chambers, a state senator for 38 years, said he filed the suit to make the point that "anyone can sue anyone else, even God".


Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7673591.stm



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16 Oct 2008, 8:47 am

I don't think God really falls under the jurisdiction of American courts...


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16 Oct 2008, 11:51 am

He probably saw this movie:

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16 Oct 2008, 12:13 pm

God beat the rap by placing Himself above the law ... maybe He could run for public office?


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16 Oct 2008, 12:24 pm

Somehow I think god is above human laws, seeing how he created space and time and everything else.


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16 Oct 2008, 2:34 pm

Maybe it's followers should be punnished instead?



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16 Oct 2008, 2:37 pm

Synth wrote:
Maybe it's followers should be punnished instead?

Does the phrase "I was just following orders" seem familiar?

How about "How dare you accuse a Christian of wrong-doing"?

Or "Jesus died and absolved me from ALL sin, including any transgressions of the law"?


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16 Oct 2008, 2:50 pm

Too familiar...>>
Something should still be done about it, but I can't think of anything that would be possible... The situation is way too out of control, and has been for countless generations.



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16 Oct 2008, 3:07 pm

Fnord wrote:
Synth wrote:
Maybe it's followers should be punnished instead?

Does the phrase "I was just following orders" seem familiar?

How about "How dare you accuse a Christian of wrong-doing"?

Or "Jesus died and absolved me from ALL sin, including any transgressions of the law"?

i like...this is a decent house..