Friday, September 28, 2007

"God" "speaks"

Apparently God has filed an answer in the lawsuit that was filed against Him last week in Nebraska. A lawyer in Corpus Christi has raised several defenses:
"Defendant denies that this or any court has jurisdiction ... over Him any more than the court has jurisdiction over the wind or rain, sunlight or darkness," according to Perkins' response.


That's about as much of an amused response as I can muster.

I can't wait to see what happens in discovery, though. For S's & G's, here's the full text of the original petition. Personal service is claimed to be effected by God's omniscience--this guy is either a nut or a comic genius.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mans sues God

Specifically, a Nebraska state senator is suing God (h/t Volokh Consp.)

That's not nearly as funny as the time someone sued Satan. It was dismissed in part for failure to plead personal jurisdiction or to include instructions for service of process.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Am I now one of the cool kids?

A recent World Net Daily article bemoans "The Rise of Atheist America."
In earlier eras, atheists were on the fringes of society, mistrusted by the mainstream. Those few who dared to publicly push their beliefs on society, like Madalyn Murray O'Hair, were widely regarded as malevolent kooks. But today, Hitchens' No. 1 New York Times bestseller, which has dominated the nonfiction charts for months, boldly condemns religion – including Christianity – as "violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism, tribalism, and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive toward children."
The article goes on to raise a number of points (I won't quite call them interesting, or apply any adjective, for that matter), but at no point does it actually refute any of the allegations references in the above quote.

I have to agree with Skepchick's idea to make this into a poster:

Seriously, all this "America is a Christian nation" stuff is getting tiresome. I am still resolute in my conviction that a religion is only as worthwhile as its worst practitioner, and most religions in existence today therefore have a lot to answer for.