Legislator Sues God
Regis NicollRegis Nicoll is a Centurion of The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He spent 30 years as a nuclear specialist, and is now a freelance writer who writes on current issues from a Christian perspective. His work regularly appears on BreakPoint online and SALVO magazine among other places. Regis also teaches and speaks on a variety of worldview topics, covering everything from Sharing the Gospel in a Postmodern Generation to String Theory. He currently serves as lay pastor of Hamilton Anglican Fellowship (www.hamiltonaf.org) in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- 2007 Sep 18
Yes, you read that right! A Nebraska state senator, fed up with our litigious society, has filed suit against God. What damages is senator Ernie Chambers claiming?
God has caused “fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues, ferocious famines, devastating droughts, genocidal wars, birth defects, and the like…resulting in the wide-spread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants including innocent babes, infants, children, the aged and infirm without mercy or distinction.”
For these and a host of other “harmful activities,” Senator Chambers seeks an injunction against God. I’d say the senator’s chances are on par with reversing the staggering trend of frivolous lawsuits in our country. But then again, we’re talking about the same branch of government that issued an injunction against God (at least in symbol and speech) in the public square.
What do you think about Senator Chambers’ action? Let us know here.