News article #fundie abc.net.au
God escapes day in court
Posted Thu Jul 12, 2007 0:26am AEST
A Romanian murderer who sued God for "fraud" and "betrayal of trust" for failing to answer his prayers has had his case dismissed in court, a newspaper has reported.
The daily Evenimentul Zilei says 40-year-old Mircea Pavel brought charges against "the defendant God, who lives in the heavens and is represented in Romania by the Orthodox Church" for failing to free him from evil.
Mr Pavel, who is serving 20 years in jail for murder, accused God of "fraud, betrayal of trust, corruption and influence peddling".
"At my christening, I made a deal with the defendant aimed at freeing me from evil," he wrote.
"But the latter has not respected that agreement until now, although he received from me various assets and numerous prayers."
The court in Timisoara, in western Romania, dismissed the case, ruling that "God is not subject to law and does not have an address".