Tuesday, August 05, 2008

God the Terrorist

Someone is suing God for making terrorist threats:

A Nebraska Senator who filed a lawsuit against God appeared in court Tuesday and ordered the defendant to "cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats."


The lawsuit accuses God "of making and continuing to make terroristic threats of grave harm to innumerable persons, including constituents of Plaintiff who Plaintiff has the duty to represent." It says God has caused "fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues, ferocious famines, devastating droughts, genocidal wars, birth defects and the like."

Apparently the lawsuit is only an exercise to show some point about frivolous lawsuits, and isn't really meant to criticize religion. Bummer. But it's still funny to see the concept of god being put on trial.


breakerslion said...

He left out invasion of privacy and inciting to murder by use of voices in people's heads.

Do you suppose we could turn this into a class-action suit? "Everyone & Satan v. God, the Heavenly Host, the Islamic, Jewish, and Christian Faiths et al, and those members of the book publishing industry profiting from the Torah, the Talmud, the Quran, and the Bible"?

My lawyers will call your lawers.

wade419 said...

I'll bet it would be awkward at the swearing in, though:

"Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you...uh...You?"

breakerslion said...

Here's another one for your offspring murder collection.