‘Delusional’ Israeli fails to get a restraining order against God
An Israeli man, pissed off at the unkind treatment meted out to him by God, has unsuccessfully petitioned the Haifa Magistrate’s Court for a restraining order against the Almighty.
The Times of Israel reported that the initiator of the request, a resident of the northern port city, represented himself in court.
A protocol of the hearing noted that God did not turn up for the session, although it did not specify how the court determined the Omnipresent was not in fact there, as opposed to merely exercising his right to remain silent.
The petitioner noted that he had tried to obtain the restraining order from police for the past three years but that police had merely sent a patrol car to his home on ten occasions.
He argued that over a three-year period God, had exhibited a seriously negative attitude toward him, although details of just what divine mischief he had borne the brunt of were not mentioned.
Presiding Judge Ahsan Canaan denied the request, which he said was ludicrous, asserting the applicant needed help not from the court but rather from other sources.
The report did not include a response on the outcome from any of the multitude of available spokespeople on behalf of the Lord.
The man was identified in by the Independent as David Shoshan, and that the judge described him as “delusional”.
The Independent said:
God could not be contacted for comment.
Hat tip: Angela_K