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Suing God. [UPDATED: Suit tossed]
Posted: 18 September 2007 11:24 AM   [ Ignore ]
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OMAHA, Neb—State Sen. Ernie Chambers is suing God. He said on Monday that it is to prove a point about frivolous lawsuits.

Chambers said senators periodically have offered bills prohibiting the filing of certain types of suits. He said his main objection is that the constitution requires that the doors to the courthouse be open to all.

“Thus anybody can file a lawsuit against anybody—even God,” Chambers said.

Chambers said he decided to file the lawsuit after a suit was filed in early September in federal court against Lancaster County Judge Jeffre Cheuvront. He’s the judge who was hearing a sexual assault case in which the plaintiff wants to use the words rape and victim during her testimony.

Chambers lawsuit, which was filed on Friday in Douglas County Court, seeks a permanent injunction ordering God to cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats.

The lawsuit admits God goes by all sorts of alias, names, titles and designations and it also recognizes the fact that the defendant is omnipresent.

In the lawsuit, Chambers said he’s tried to contact God numerous times.

“Plaintiff, despite reasonable efforts to effectuate personal service upon defendant ‘Come out, come out, wherever you are,’ has been unable to do so,’” Chambers said.

The suit also requests that the court, given the peculiar circumstances of this case, waive personal service. It said that being omniscient, the plaintiff assumes God will have actual knowledge of the action.

The lawsuit accuses God “of making and continuing to make terroristic threats of grave harm to innumerable persons, including constituents of Plaintiff who Plaintiff has the duty to represent.” It says God has caused “fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues, ferocious famines, devastating droughts, genocidal wars, birth defects and the like.”

The suit also says God has caused “calamitous catastrophes resulting in the wide-spread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth

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Posted: 18 September 2007 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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He is so going to Hell.

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Posted: 18 September 2007 12:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’m sure there’s a lawyer somewhere that will take the case and bill him thousands of dollars anyway.

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Posted: 18 September 2007 12:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Maegan - 18 September 2007 04:19 PM

He is so going to Hell.

Not if he accepts God as his savior and truly believes in his heart ... ...

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Posted: 18 September 2007 12:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Maegan - 18 September 2007 04:19 PM

He is so going to Hell.

Not if he accepts God as his savior and truly believes in his heart ... ...

Like God would BELIEVE him after this!!  wink

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Posted: 18 September 2007 12:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Being a Senator he is probably a lawyer himself.

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Posted: 18 September 2007 08:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I’d quite like him to die at the same time as me so I can see him at the pearly gates trying to explain this LOL

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Posted: 19 September 2007 11:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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that would be one case he would have a hard time arguing.  lol

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Posted: 21 September 2007 07:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Seems like God has filed a response to the lawsuit. LOL

‘God’ Apparently Responds to Lawsuit

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A legislator who filed a lawsuit against God has gotten something he might not have expected: a response. One of two court filings from “God” came Wednesday under otherworldly circumstances, according to John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court in Omaha.

“This one miraculously appeared on the counter. It just all of a sudden was here - poof!” Friend said.

State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha sued God last week, seeking a permanent injunction against the Almighty for making terroristic threats, inspiring fear and causing “widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants.”

Chambers, a self-proclaimed agnostic who often criticizes Christians, said his filing was triggered by a federal lawsuit he considers frivolous. He said he’s trying to makes the point that anybody can sue anybody.

Not so, says “God.” His response argues that the defendant is immune from some earthly laws and the court lacks jurisdiction.

It adds that blaming God for human oppression and suffering misses an important point.

“I created man and woman with free will and next to the promise of immortal life, free will is my greatest gift to you,” according to the response, as read by Friend.

There was no contact information on the filing, although St. Michael the Archangel is listed as a witness, Friend said.

A second response from “God” disputing Chambers’ allegations lists a phone number for a Corpus Christi law office. A message left for that office was not immediately returned Thursday.

Attempts to reach Chambers by phone and at his Capitol office Thursday were unsuccessful.

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Posted: 21 September 2007 07:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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MadCarlotta, that’s so BRILLIANT! HAHAHAHAHA!!!

It would have been better if he’d sued Saint Nick:  alias:Santa Clause

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Posted: 21 September 2007 08:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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hulitoons - 21 September 2007 11:43 AM

MadCarlotta, that’s so BRILLIANT! HAHAHAHAHA!!!

It would have been better if he’d sued Saint Nick:  alias:Santa Clause

Good luck there. Russia claims the North Pole, remember.

“In Soviet Russia, Santa Claus sues you!”

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Posted: 15 October 2008 09:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Suit against God tossed over lack of address

LINCOLN, Neb. - A judge has thrown out a Nebraska legislator’s lawsuit against God, saying the Almighty wasn’t properly served, because of his unlisted home address. State Sen. Ernie Chambers filed the lawsuit last year seeking a permanent injunction against God.

He said God has made terroristic threats against the senator and his constituents in Omaha, inspired fear and caused “widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants.”

Chambers has said he filed the lawsuit to make the point that everyone should have access to the courts regardless of whether they are rich or poor.

On Tuesday, 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.

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

Hole in the judge’s ruling?
Chambers, who graduated from law school but never took the bar exam, thinks he’s found a hole in the judge’s ruling.

“The court itself acknowledges the existence of God,” Chambers said Wednesday. “A consequence of that acknowledgment is a recognition of God’s omniscience.”

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

Chambers has 30 days to decide whether to appeal. He said he hasn’t decided yet.

Chambers, who has served a record 38 years in the Nebraska Legislature, is not returning next year because of term limits. He skips morning prayers during the legislative session and often criticizes Christians.

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