Quote of the Day - When a man's willing and eager, the gods join in.
Apparently Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers thinks so - at least on the first part. The jury's still out on the second. He sued God in Nebraska state court, but the judge dismissed the case for lack of service: "Given that this court finds that there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant this action will be dismissed with prejudice," Douglas County District Judge Marion A. Polk wrote from Courtroom 10. According to the Associated Press article in that last link, Senator Chambers isn't taking it lying down. " '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.' "
I don't know about you, but it is a bit of a turn of events from Gerald Mayo's 1971 lawsuit against Satan. His case was dismissed as well, and somewhat one the same reasoning:
I don't get it. Everybody's so concerned about jurisdiction. If as Senator Chambers argues, God is all around, then isn't he/she in the courtroom, too? But that's just the half of it. I think you can't sue God without also bringing Satan into the lawsuit. Any case takes two sides to argue.
Just think. We might even be able to make some headway in the election and the current economic crisis.
My only hope is that Senator Chambers files an appeal.