This article from the BBC notes that a lawsuit filed in the state of Nebraska against God has been dropped. Here is an excerpt:
A US judge has thrown out a case against God, ruling that because the defendant has no address, legal papers cannot be served.
The suit was launched by Nebraska state senator Ernie Chambers, who said he might appeal against the ruling.
He sought a permanent injunction to prevent the “death, destruction and terrorisation” caused by God.
Judge Marlon Polk said in his ruling that a plaintiff must have access to the defendant for a case to proceed.
“Given that this court finds that there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant this action will be dismissed with prejudice,” Judge Polk wrote in his ruling.
This isn’t the first time God has been called to the courtroom…for an example, read the book of Job.
Chambers’ case is interesting. I’m wondering where, specifically, he got this idea:
He said God had threatened him and the people of Nebraska and had inflicted “widespread death, destruction and terrorisation [sic] of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants”.
I think this is an example of how widespread litigation has become as an avenue for those seeking justice. In a world without a common, agreed upon morality, all we have is the courts.