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It’s a good job the judge threw out the case, but how the fuck did it even get to court?

A judge has thrown out a case against God – as the Almighty doesn’t have an official address and legal papers can’t be served.

Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers filed the lawsuit last year seeking a permanent injunction against God who he said made terrorist threats against him and his Omaha constituents.

Additionally, he said God inspired fear and caused “widespread death, destruction and terrorisation of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants”.

The US politician said his case was over the fact that everyone should have access to the courts regardless of whether they have money or not.

However, Douglas County District Court Judge Marlon Polk ruled that under state law a plaintiff must have access to the defendant for a lawsuit to move forward – and this would be rather tricky under the circumstances.

Judge Polk said: “Given that this court finds that there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant this action will be dismissed with prejudice.”

But Senator Chambers, a law school graduate, thinks he’s found a hole in the judge’s ruling.

He said: “The court itself acknowledges the existence of God. A consequence of that acknowledgement is a recognition of God’s omniscience.

“Since God knows everything, God has notice of this lawsuit.”

Senator Chambers, who has served a record 38 years in the Nebraska Legislature, has 30 days to decide whether to appeal.

I want to know if anybody’s checked Senator Chamber’s mental processes recently.

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  • So….what, some nutcase is trying to sue God or something? Oye. The mind boggles.

    Yeah, I’d think checking his mental status might be a good idea.

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  • Checking his mental status? Agreed, but what about all the people who voted him into office in the first place? 😯 That’s a scary thought!

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  • Randi
    October 24
    3:07 pm

    Oh, I don’t know…I think this guy is pretty smart. I think it’s an interesting statement to make, especially in light of the religious furvor going on in the world. I think I like him. 😉

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  • Shayne
    October 24
    3:52 pm

    I think I like him too.

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  • Sparky
    October 24
    3:55 pm

    I think he’s making an interesting statement. i think he’s poking fun at both the law and at religion. I think he’s probably making many people get all twisted in knots and putting officials in a position where they are forced to recognise or repudiate god, all of which is kind of amusing to watch

    But I can’t approve of the law and the courtroom being used in this way. The integrity of both have been sullied far too much as it is

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  • Oh, people sue God all the time. Satan, too.

    It’s a law school pastime to look up all the cases against then and giggle at the batshitness.

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  • Anon76
    October 24
    5:27 pm

    WTF

    We don’t have enough problems without this?

    More of my tax dollars going down the drain.

    Sigh

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  • Las
    October 24
    8:34 pm

    “He said: ‘The court itself acknowledges the existence of God. A consequence of that acknowledgement is a recognition of God’s omniscience.

    ‘Since God knows everything, God has notice of this lawsuit.'”

    Good point, there.

    As much as I hate that tax-payers’ money was used for that nonsense, I have to love the idea behind it. If the Senator was trying to make a symbolic statement about the religious fanaticism in this country,* then he’s an awesome change. We have far too many politicians who cater to the crazy.

    *And I HAVE to believe that, because an elected official can’t be THAT stupid, right? Other than Bush, I mean. And Santorum. And that twit from Minnesota. And that Senator that Bill Maher interviewed in Religious who proudly said that you don’t need an IQ test to be a Senator. And…oh shit.

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  • A judge has thrown out a case against God – as the Almighty doesn’t have an official address and legal papers can’t be served.

    Roflmao.

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  • Ooph…couldn’t he just have thrown the case out on the basis of the defendant being an imaginary character?

    Oh right…we can’t say that.

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  • I wish one of the lawyers who read here could tell me just how wrong I am but…

    I thought that for a lawsuit to work you had to have a legal person/entity? As far as I know, God (any flavour thereof) is not a legal entity–wouldn’t that be enough to throw any and all suits against divinity(ies) out of court?

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  • Hmm. I wonder if perhaps the Senator has seen the movie “The Man Who Sued God” starring the hilarious Billy Connolly?

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  • Conspiracy theorist that I am, I’m thinking the point was to establish precedent that the Court has formally acknowledged the existence of God, in order to pave the way for another wave of forcing the dictates of the Holy Bible on the entire population through formal legal channels.

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