This Israeli Man Is Trying to Take Legal Action Against God
According to Judaeo-Christian teachings, God is all-knowing, all-powerful and all-good. But for at least one man, that's only two-thirds true.
On Tuesday, David Shoshan, an Israeli man with a plethora of time on his hands, appeared in a magistrates' court in Haifa, Israel, to file a restraining order against God. The charge? Shoshan accused the Lord of "serious and unattractive behavior" against him, according to Israeli news site NRG.
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According to the Times of Israel, Shoshan has called for legal action against God several times over the course of the last three years. Police have sent patrol cars to his home 10 times.
At Shoshan's latest court hearing — for which God failed to appear (unless you buy the whole omnipresence thing) — the presiding judge threw out his appeal, suggesting Shoshan suffered not from actionable legal woes against the Lord but from a different kind of trouble, for which, the judge said, Shoshan should seek help from "other sources."
This isn't the only time God made headlines this week for ruining the days of mere mortals. When a woman with a disability got in a car accident in the U.S. on Thursday, Shupee Max Used Cars & Towing sent Ken Shupe to help her out.
But after driving nearly an hour to assist her, Shupe said God told him he should abandon her on the side of the interstate because of her Bernie Sanders bumper sticker. "I think the Lord came to me and he just said, 'Get in the truck and leave,'" Shupe told a local news station.
Had Shoshan successfully issued a restraining order against God, the woman might have had the legal precedent she needed to have her day in court.
h/t Huffington Post