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Opening Arguments

God only knows

Lawsuit dismissed because the defendant could not be served:

You can't sue God if you can't serve the papers on him, a Douglas County District Court judge has ruled in Omaha.

Judge Marlon Polk threw out Nebraska Sen. Ernie Chambers' lawsuit against the Almighty, saying there was no evidence that the defendant had been served. What's more, Polk found "there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant."

Chambers had sued God in September 2007, seeking a permanent injunction to prevent God from committing acts of violence such as earthquakes and tornadoes.

Of course, if God is omnipotent, then he knows about the suit being filed, right? That's Chambers' whole point, who filed the suit as a protest against lawmakers who want to put an end to "frivolous" suits. He still believes in the "anybody can sue anybody" rule that no lawsuit is frivolous until a court says so. Maybe so, but once the frivolousness is decided, the frivolous one should pay.


Thu, 10/16/2008 - 10:34pm

Pat Robertson is God's proxy holder. He has a physical address. So what's the BFD?