Sunday, April 14, 2013
THE MAN WHO SUED GOD
This was an OK Australian film that poked fun at religion and belief. The premise is that if god causes 'acts of god' then god or his representatives on earth, the church, are responsible and should pay for damages. If god is not responsible for 'acts of god' then it presupposes that god doesn't exist.
Silly? Yes but it raises interesting points of logic.
Today I read of some Americans who are suing the US Forest Service because a dead tree fell on their son while they were camping.
This begs the question of when individual responsibility for actions and ends and when the state is responsible for everything that we do. I know that in the USA people want to sue over just about anything but this story beggars belief.