The American legal system has now hit a new low. Ernie Chambers
, a state senator in Nebraska, has filed a lawsuit against God (complaint
, pdf). Yes, a lawsuit against God, seeking a permanent injunction against "terroristic threats".
Chambers makes it quite clear that he understands that God is omnipresent (thus giving the Nebraska court proper jurisdiction), and omniscient (thus obviating the need for personal notice to be served). In a creative moment that surely took lots of energy to produce, he accuses God of causing "fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornados [sic], pestilential plagues, ferocious famines, devastating drouths [sic]....". He goes on to note that "Defendant has directed said chroniclers to assemble and dissiminate [sic] in written form, said admissions, throughout the Earth in order to inspire fear, dread, anxiety, terror and uncertainty, in order to coerce obedience to Defendants will"
He then goes on to request the court to "grant Plaintiff summary judgement" or, "in the alternative. to set a date for a hearing as expeditiously as possible if the Court deems such a hearing not to be a futile act".
My head is spinning.