LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) -- A legislator who filed a lawsuit against God has gotten something he might not have expected: a response.
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 makes 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.
How disapointing. You'd think God would have a better comeback than citing lack of jurisdiction. While it's true, it just looks like a cheap lawyer trick. It would have been better for God to have responded with a lightning bolt where the sun don't shine. Or He could have simply sank California into the ocean to show His displeasure. We've been told by biblethumpers for ages now that He's supposed to whack San Francisco. If nothing else, their mayor really cheeses me off and probably deserves to die, divine wrath or no.
I wonder if God needs a lawyer? It might be hard to find one considering they're usually aligned with the other side.