You have to admit it. This Associated Press story includes a direct quote from a source that is, under normal circumstances, hard to quote -- except from printed documents of an ancient nature. But how would you know this is not a direct quote? The story is about a Nebraska politician who has filed a lawsuit against God. Take it away, AP:
One of two court filings from "God" came Wednesday under otherworldly circumstances, according to John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court in Omaha.
"This one miraculously appeared on the counter. It just all of a sudden was here -- poof!" Friend said.
State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha sued God last week, seeking a permanent injunction against the Almighty for making terroristic threats, inspiring fear and causing "widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants."
Chambers, a self-proclaimed agnostic who often criticizes Christians, said his filing was triggered by a federal lawsuit he considers frivolous. He said he's trying to makes the point that anybody can sue anybody.
Not so, says "God." His response argues that the defendant is immune from some earthly laws and the court lacks jurisdiction.
It adds that blaming God for human oppression and suffering misses an important point.
"I created man and woman with free will and next to the promise of immortal life, free will is my greatest gift to you," according to the response, as read by Friend.
And so forth and so on. It also appears that God lives in Corpus Christi. As in Texas?
This has got to be a winner of an issue in Nebraska. Chambers must have no ambitions for statewide political advancement, where he has to win voters from border to border.