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Suing the Almighty

I don’t know if there is any connection to Rosh ha-Shannah and Yom Kippur, but someone has decided to take a proactive stance towards repentance. According to the AP (via The Volokh Conspiracy),

Fed up with the threats, tired of natural disasters, the state’s longest-serving state senator is using his legal muscle against who he says is the culprit — God. State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha sued the Almighty in Douglas County District Court last week.

Chambers, who skips morning prayers during the legislative session and often criticizes Christians, said he filed the lawsuit to show that anybody can file a lawsuit against anybody….

Talk about a litigous society! I am not sure if Sen. Chambers has read Elie Wiesel’s The Trial of God, but maybe he could get some material for the prosecution. Along the same lines he can check out Arguing with God: A Jewish Tradition.

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