Sh. Joginder Singh ji
(Former Director – C.B.I.)
In the name of freedom, and right of a man, anything is possible in democracies, even to the extent of ludicrous. The privilege of absurdity, is reserved only, for the man. Man is an uncanny and a weird creature. He never uses the liberties he has, but demands what he does not have. However, in politics absurdity is not a handicap, as long as, it can keep a politician in news.
Ernie Chambers, A Nebraskan State Senator has had a set back , in his lawsuit against God. He had filed a law suit against God, in 2008. He pleaded the Lord Almighty has made threats against him and his electorate in Omaha and is responsible for “widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants.” The suit against God identified the Almighty, as present at all places, at the same time and known by various aliases.
The case against God was as under;
“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent ( Having ill will).
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?”
The court has thrown out the suit, saying “given that this court finds that there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant this action will be dismissed with prejudice.” In other words, God has no fixed home, where summons can be sent to him and the Senator had not given any address, where the summons can be served on him.
The lawsuit, Senator Chambers says, was filed to make the point that all persons should be able to have access to the courts regardless of wealth. He sought a permanent injunction to prevent the “death, destruction and terrorisation” caused by God.
However, the truth is that God did not have any malice against him. He did not strike the complainant against Him down with thunder or plague. Not being dismayed by the law . . . or reason (?) the Senator, believes he sees a hole in this ruling: The Court said ” It itself acknowledges the existence of God. A consequence, of that acknowledgment is, a recognition of God’s omniscience. Since God knows everything, God has taken notice of this lawsuit. In the layman’s language, God has won this suit.
The truth of the suit, is that God is used, as common scapegoat for our sins. The reality is that Senator, wanted to serve God, like many other people, but only as His Adviser.
It is speculated that 30 to 40 per cent of the population of England is either indifferent or questions the existence of god. They do not go to any religious place. The young people, almost in every country, feel that they do not need God.
Like the youth of all countries, the number of young men, in UK, unconcerned or apathetic to God, would be much larger ,and so would be the condition in the rest of Europe. In India, the number of people in the same category would be same, though most do not express any views against or for God, out of deference to the family or society traditions and not to ruffle feelings.
Now the unbelievers or disbelievers in GOD, in England have come out in the open. On four of London’s bus routes, buses carry huge sign-boards reads, “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” They appealed for funds to step up their publicity They expected to get around £5,500. They received more than £140,000. They plan to put up hoardings on underground stations, public places and all bus routes.
Whether some people believe or do not believe, in the existence of God makes no difference to Him. Man can no more, diminish God’s glory, by refusing to worship Him, than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, ‘darkness’ on the walls of his home or in his sanatorium. Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed. Truly Man’s arm is too short to box with God. As a clock cannot be fabricated without a clock maker, the clockwork of the universe cannot exist without a clockmaker, that is God Almighty.