Lincoln Nebraska seems like a sane enough place. But recently it has been the site where a lawsuit has been filed against God by a state senator (Ernie Chambers-- see the previous blog post on this matter). Now, there have been not one but two responses to this suit. The story can be found on MSNBC's site, and here is the link---
The more intriguing of the two responses simply 'appeared' on the counter at the Douglas County court office, source unknown. The document does however mention St. Michael the Archangel as a witness.
Of a more mundane variety is the full and formal response by a lawyer from Corpus Christi Texas, one Eric Perkins, acting on behalf of his client. You will find the document on the left, signed by God, and you will notice at the top of the document that God is plaintiff in this counter filing. The details in the document prove interesting. For example we have this---
"Defendant denies that this or any court has jurisdiction ... over Him any more than the court has jurisdiction over the wind or rain, sunlight or darkness," according to Perkins' response.
As for Chambers' contention that God made terroristic threats, inspired fear and caused "widespread death, destruction and terrorization," Perkins wrote that God "contends that any harm or injury suffered is a direct and proximate result of mankind ignoring obvious warnings."This story is by no means over, as Chambers says that even if God can't be summoned into court, he would like the court to have a hearing, nonetheless, so presumably God could be tried in absentia, as sometimes happens in the case of dangerous criminals.
Stay tuned for further developments. In the meanwhile, I am wondering if Senator Chambers remembers what happen when Job challenged God to show up.