Lawsuit against God dismissed
Posted: 15 October 2008 10:57 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Anyone know what to make of this news item:

Wed Oct 15, 8:42 PM ET

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

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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Posted: 25 October 2008 02:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Anyone know what to make of this news item:

Wed Oct 15, 8:42 PM ET

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

Ernie Chambers is despised by Republican Nebraskans. And this is a state that for much of the past 8 years supported Bush 2:1 (and in my legislative district 3:1).  The limits on terms was passed largely because of his popularity among his own constituents who have re-elected him over and over again. The Legislature implemented the only legal way to get him out of office. Ironically, they ended up voting out many of their own fellow Republicans as well. But in a state that worships GWB, (almost as much as they worship Big Red Football)  there is never a shortage of “good Republicans.”

He is a fascinating man and is quipped by many including himself as the “Defender of the Downtrodden.”

He is in his 70’s and has a better physique than most 30 year olds.  He wears t’shirts and bluejeans to the Capitol when working in the legislature.  He is very intelligent and a great orator.  He has no qualms about calling out hypocrisy and the mindlessness of (probably) one of the most conservative legislatures in the country. There is no one else like him and he will be sorely missed when he is forced to retire in Jan. 2009.

I think his lawsuit against God was his last hurrah! He is thumbing his nose at the conservative and religious mindset that he has fought for decades.

As a Nebraskan I sincerely love this man. He has been a beacon of sanity in a red sea of madness.

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Posted: 25 October 2008 03:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Thanks for the background, lindajean.

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