August 5, 2008

God and the "the making of terroristic threats"

Nebraska senator Ernie Chambers, who filed a lawsuit against God last year, appeared in court today and...
..demanded the defendant to "cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats." Despite Sen. Ernie Chambers' lack of success in petitioning the defendant, he hopes the lawsuit brings to light his stance that no lawsuit is frivolous until the court decides.

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."
People of Nebraska: Is this what you elected him for? Doesn't he have some real work to do? Some people have too much time on their hands! (No.. I am not talking about myself for blogging about such inanities. What is life if not for occasional moments of mirth and laughter, albeit a bit forced and tinged with a scornful sigh of disbelief.)

Ok. I agree that he has a point:
Chambers said he's been surprised at how many Christians attacked him and his family after the lawsuit.He said Baptists, Methodists and Universalists all urged him to leave the lawsuit with them. But he couldn't, he said, because each of them doesn't accept each other's God.

"For all we know, God was sitting in one of the empty chairs in the courtroom today chuckling at the lawsuit, laughing that he made this guy, Chambers -- if you believe in that sort of thing," Chamber said.

Chambers said he began this lawsuit, which has gained national and international attention, because if he would have stood up in the legislature and said everyone needs access to the courts, people would have yawned.
My point is that he could do this after retiring maybe - on his own time. Not when he has been elected to be a Senator and to work for the people on more urgent topics. (No.. I do not mean the curious issue of a Nebraska cat getting bubonic plague after allegedly being bitten by a prairie dog. :))

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee. -Ezekiel 25:17; as narrated by Jules, the character played by Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction; can be seen in the last minute of this amazing scene from the movie.

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