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man sues god and god responds

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  1. nootrac22

    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    Nebraska Democratic State Senator Ernie Chambers has decided to go straight to the top in an effort to stop natural disasters from befalling the world.
    Chambers filed a lawsuit against God in Douglas County Court Friday afternoon, KPTM Fox 42 reported.
    Click here for more from KPTM Fox 42 in Omaha.
    The suit asks for a "permanent injunction ordering Defendant to cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats."
    The lawsuit identifies the plaintiff as, "the duly elected and serving State Senator from the 11th Legislative District in Omaha, Nebraska."
    Chambers also cites that the, "defendant directly and proximately has caused, inter alia, fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornados, pestilential plagues..."
    Chambers says he isn't suing God because he has any kind of beef with the deity. He says the suit is to fight possible laws restricting the filing of frivolous lawsuits. Chambers tells KPTM FOX 42 News that his lawsuit is in response to bills brought forth by other state senators to try and stop lawsuits from being filed.

    "The Constitution requires that the courthouse doors be open, so you cannot prohibit the filing of suits," Chambers says. "Anyone can sue anyone they choose, even God."
    Chambers bases his ability to sue God, as, "that defendant, being omnipresent, is personally present in Douglas County."

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    LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) -- A legislator who filed a lawsuit against God has gotten something he might not have expected: a response.
    State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha said he sued God last week to make a point about frivolous lawsuits. 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 make 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.


    my first thought was George Burns, but he's dead.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    haha... geebus. it is true though. anyone can sue anyone.
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    that's some good shit. you can't make stuff like that up. This whole thing gave me some ideas. my to do list just got longer.I'm gonna sue Al Gore "the inventer of the internet" for my weakening eyesight, the weight i put on from sitting and working at it all day, and my addiction to 30 second free internet porn clips
     
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    We like these freedoms but then we complain when the judicial system is not timely or that the judicial system is not cost effective.

    Personally, I feel its up to the judge's discretion to throw lawsuits, that have been determined to be frivolous during filing and primarily hearings, out.

    Everyone wants their cake and to eat it too, but no one thinks of the implications or ramifications of such a system.

    "Easier said, then done."
     
  5. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Yea, we wonder why the courts are backed up.
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    the same reason I am, .... full of shit
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    And when I saw the title I thought the man sued God then had a heart attack or something. It would have been God's way of taking it to the "highest" court.
     
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