God Responds to Nebraska Legislator's Lawsuit

Last week, Nebraska state senator Ernie Chambers filed a lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction against The Most High Lord for

...making terroristic threats, inspiring fear and causing "widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants."

According the AP, the Deity has responded with a legal brief arguing that, among other things, Nebraska courts do not have jurisdiction over the Author of the Ten Commandments.

Perhaps Sen. Chambers should be glad that the Lord of Hosts has chosen to forgo the Sodom and Gomorah option in this matter.

AP story here.

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  • UCrawford||

    Is Chambers a libertarian? Because I saw this story yesterday and tried to find his voting record but there didn't seem to be a lot available. All I found were a lot of articles talking about how much most of Nebraska hated him enough to impose term limits.

  • ||

    Can we call Pat Robertson as a witness for the plaintiff? Or the defendant, it doesn't matter who, I just want him to testify about the actual nature of this "GOD" thing. Please, PLEASE, can we?

  • ||

    Chambers, a self-proclaimed agnostic who often criticizes Christians, said his filing was triggered by a federal lawsuit he considers frivolous.

    So is there anybody on the record in favor of frivolous lawsuits?


    He said he's trying to make the point that anybody can sue anybody.


    Well, of course. Everybody is entitled to have the courts address a grievance if they have one. That's a good thing, in my opinion.

  • Paul||

    Is Chambers a libertarian?

    Dunno, but God is:

    "I created man and woman with free will and next to the promise of immortal life, free will is my greatest gift to you,"

  • neil||

    Isn't it blasphemous to file a legal brief on behalf of God? And unethical?

  • ||

    I think it's pretty cool Nebraska has an agnostic state senator.

  • ||

    The second Jim Thompson novel--Heed The Thunder--has an attorney doing the same thing (suing God) to make a name for himself as a young politico on the make.

    /Novel was set in Nebraska.

  • ||

    Yeah, my opinion of Nebraskans just jumped up about 500%

  • ||

    When GOD has to take the stand, where will he place his his hand during the oath?

  • ||

    Correction: ...where will He Have to place His hand...

  • Mad Max||

    From the Book of Job (Douay-Rheims translation)

    Chapter 38

    1 Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said: 2 Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskillful words? 3 Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me. 4 Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding. 5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? . . . 17 Have the gates of death been opened to thee, and hast thou seen the darksome doors? . . . 21 Didst thou know then that thou shouldst be born? and didst thou know the number of thy days? . . .

    Chapter 40

    1 And the Lord answering Job out of the whirlwind, said: 2 Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and do thou tell me. 3 Wilt thou make void my judgment: and condemn me, that thou mayst be justified? . . .

  • ||

    ***Searches Ali G Bible for relevant quote...***

  • WLC||

    He'll just claim sovreign immunity.

  • ||

    Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said:...

    I don't know how it was in Job's day, but here in the 21st century, we have a word for people who hear the words of GOD. And that word is _____.

  • GOD||

    I am not ammused!

  • ||

    Places hand on Bible. "Do you swear to tell the whole truth so help you, You?"

    God: "I do." Hands Bible back to Judge. "Want that autographed?"

  • Deron||

    Why isn't it a class action suit?

  • Paul||

    where will he place his his hand during the oath?

    So help Me, Me.

  • Mike Laursen||

    Yeah, my opinion of Nebraskans just jumped up about 500%

    Is that your aggregate opinion? Ernie Chambers is not a typical Nebraskan, to say the least.

  • ||

    Isn't the "frivolous lawsuit" he's protesting the civil suit against the judge who banned a woman from saying "rape" or "victim" in her sexual assault trial?

  • Mike Laursen||

    Serious question (OK, I guess not that serious): Can a law firm claim to represent God, or anybody else for that matter, without producing some evidence that the person asked to be represented by them?

  • ||

    I absolutely DO NOT have "minimum contacts" with the State of Nebraska. Hell, I don't even know where Nebraska is.

  • Paul||

    Can a law firm claim to represent God, or anybody else for that matter, without producing some evidence that the person asked to be represented by them?

    Just ask to see their credentials.

  • ||

    Places hand on Bible. "Do you swear to tell the whole truth so help you, You?"

    God: "I do." Hands Bible back to Judge. "Want that autographed?"


    LOFL. We have a thread winner! Sixstring, come on up and accept your prize.

  • ||

    Hell, I don't even know where Nebraska is.

    Getting close, there.

  • ||

    I am not ammused!



    Hmmm... I always thought God would be a better speller.

  • ||

    Life is white / and I am black,

    Jesus and his lawyer / are coming back!

  • The Wine Commonsewer||

    Can a law firm claim to represent God, or anybody else for that matter, without producing some evidence that the person asked to be represented by them?

    A better question: How do you serve the papers on God. Use a Marshal? Sheriff? Certified Mail? Personal Service?

    God obviously must have been served or the law firm could not respond.

    BTW, I gave Weigel this hot tip yesterday. [reaches around and self-righteously pats hisself on the back]

  • ||

    A lawyer cannot legally simply show up and represent someone without being authorized to do so by the person being represented. However, a court will usually accept the lawyer's word that the lawyer is authorized. In Texas we have a procedure by which another party in the case can require the lawyer to prove authorization. I don't know for sure if Nebraska has such a procedure, but it probably does.

  • Deron||

    A better question: How do you serve the papers on God. Use a Marshal? Sheriff? Certified Mail? Personal Service?

    Imagine the consternation in Rome, Israel, and Mecca when the Marshal flew to Utah.

  • GOD||

    "Hmmm... I always thought God would be a better speller."

    I am infaliable, therefore how I spell a word is the proper way. Webster is wrong.

  • The Wine Commonsewer||

    Imagine the consternation in Rome, Israel, and Mecca when the Marshal flew to Utah.

    Nice, but Sixstring still wins. :-)

  • ||

    This Ernie Chambers character seems interesting. They call him the "angriest black man in Nebraska". Of course, its not like in Nebraska theres much competition for that title.

  • ||

    I think it's pretty cool Nebraska has an agnostic state senator.

    And the mo-fo is black! Yeah! Where are the white women at?

  • Mad Max||

    "A lawyer cannot legally simply show up and represent someone without being authorized to do so by the person being represented. However, a court will usually accept the lawyer's word that the lawyer is authorized. In Texas we have a procedure by which another party in the case can require the lawyer to prove authorization. I don't know for sure if Nebraska has such a procedure, but it probably does."

    God didn't even retain a lawyer when He was prosecuted on capital charges. Why, then, would He retain a lawyer to respond to a nuisance suit by some Nebraskan?

  • ||

    "I am infaliable..."

    No, it's the Pope who is infallible. You are omnipotent. And a lousy speller.

  • ||

    "I am infaliable..."

    No, it's the Pope who is infallible. You are omnipotent. And a lousy speller.


    Sixstring, God really hates getting his ass handed to him in a debate.

  • muchsarcasm||

    In the end, someone is going to step forward and claim to be God. Then he's going to go to court and win when the post office dumps thousands of letters to God on the judge's desk. Then Natalie Wood gets a house.

  • ed||

    In teh beginning, man created god.
    So sayeth Ian Anderson.

  • M||

    How do you serve the papers on God. Use a Marshal? Sheriff? Certified Mail? Personal Service?



    Mapquest direx to defendant's office address hier. Realtor's prospectus with eponymous bibliographical citation (first paragraph, fifth sentence) hier.

    God obviously must have been served or the law firm could not respond.

  • ||

    God is at a terrible disadvantage in this lawsuit. There are no lawyers in heaven, thus He's screwed when it comes to representation at the Douglas County courthouse

  • ||

    God needn't swear on the bible. Since He is identical with the way, the truth and the light, His testimony, no matter what it is, will be true by definition.

    And after He took the stand, we'd have to canonize the stenographer as His true prophet.

    Ipi Tombi: Ha!

  • ||

    NO BARS CAN HOLD ME!

  • ||

    M Posted:

    hier, hier, hier. Look at me, I'm so clever...

    This was never amusing. Knock it off.

  • Sean Malone||

    Ahh yes, as a former Nebraskan, I remember Senator Chambers well. I even met the man several times while working at the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center as a freshman in college.

    He is NOT a libertarian, by any means. He is a socialist - and the reason you probably can't find much of a substantive voting record is because he usually uses his time in legislature to grandstand for some ridiculous waste of time (like suing God). From my experience, he's kind of a nut, but he's pretty benign - other than the socialism.

  • Mad Max||

    Sean Malone,

    What a remarkable coincidence - a guy who sues God happens to be a nut.

  • ||

    Didn't this guy have to delcare, under oath, how he knows God did it? I think this guy committed prejury in his complaint.

  • ||

    Didn't this guy have to delcare, under oath, how he knows God did it? I think this guy committed prejury in his complaint.

    Which brings us back to subpeonaing Pat Robertson as a witnss. He KNOWSall about these God things. I just closed the circle. (smugly smirks)

  • Serena Rainey||

    I doubt the senator is prepared for the court costs!

  • M||

    Dr. K., what is your problem and why should I care, if you'd like to say?

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